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Author Wolk, Herman S., 1931-2010, author.

Title The struggle for Air Force independence, 1943-1947 / Herman S. Wolk.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Air Force History and Museums Program, 1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 301.82/7:IN 2/2    ---  Available
Edition Revised edition.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 416 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-387) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Summary A revision of the 1984 work, "Planning and Organizing the Postwar Air Force, 1943-1947," this book describes the struggle by Army airmen to become an independent United States Air Force. The narration covers the story from the post-World War II period to September 1947, when the U.S. Air Force was established. It focuses on the political, military, and technological context of the struggle for air independence. Highlighted are the roles played by General Henry H. (Hap) Arnold, General Carl A. (Tooey) Spaatz, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George C. Marshall, Stuart Symington, Harry S. Truman, Maj. General Lauris Norstad, and Lt. General Ira C. Eaker. The author has not tried to describe the many organizational changes within Army Air Force Headquarters or in the commands. The approach has been primarily to center on the crucial roles played by Air Force leaders and officials in the overall organizational planning of the postwar Air Force. A new epilogue describes important national security legislation and Air Force organizational changes in the half-century since the establishment of the Air Force. New material also has been interspersed in the various chapters throughout the book. The appendices include major sequential documents that were important to the establishment of the conceptual framework and organizational structure of the U.S. Air Force.
Subject United States. Air Force -- Organization.
United States. Army Air Forces -- History.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
United States. Army Air Forces. (OCoLC)fst00549671
Armed Forces -- Organization. (OCoLC)fst01351846
Military history.
Air force.
Organizational realignment.
National security.
Military commanders.
Air power.
Army aviation.
Second world war.
Humanities and History.
Military Forces and Organizations.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.), issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Wolk, Herman S., 1931-2010. Struggle for Air Force independence, 1943-1947 (DLC) 97203950 (OCoLC)37387081
ISBN 0160490669 (pbk.)
9780160490668 (pbk.)
Standard No. DTICE ADA433269
Gpo Item No. 0422-M-01 (online)
Sudoc No. D 301.82/7:IN 2/2

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