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Wingless eagle : U.S. Army aviation through World War I

Author: Herbert Alan Johnson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
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An analysis of the aerial operations by the American Army during the First World War.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Herbert Alan.
Wingless eagle.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606605678
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Alan Johnson
ISBN: 0807826278 9780807826270
OCLC Number: 46343210
Description: xvi, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Aeronautics in Embryo: The Aeronaut Constituency --
Ch. 2. Army Aviation in the Media Fishbowl --
Ch. 3. European Military Aviation and the Hay Committee Hearings --
Ch. 4. Tactical Thinking, Army Politics, and Congressional Confusion --
Ch. 5. Patents, Production, and Progress --
Ch. 6. The Goodier Court-Martial --
Ch. 7. World War I in the Air: August 1914-April 1917 --
Ch. 8. Dark Clouds and a Silver Lining: The Punitive Expedition and the National Defense Act --
Epilogue and Prologue: Army Aviation in World War I --
App. Chronology of Significant Events.
Responsibility: Herbert A. Johnson.
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This study asks why the US was so poorly equiped to engage in aerial combat in World War I - despite having having been world-leaders in this field 15 years previously. The author looks at the early  Read more...

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Johnson presents a solid and well-defended analysis and reinterpretation of the earliest years of American air power. (Thomas D. Crouch, Senior Curator, National Air and Space Museum)

 
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