Accession Number : ADA180465
Title : Air Rescue in the U.S. Air Force: A Historical Perspective.
Descriptive Note : Student rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Martini,Michael J.
Report Date : APR 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 125
Abstract : The air rescue mission occupies a significant place in the history of the U.S. Air Force. During wartime and peace, Air Force rescue units have saved the lives of tens of thousands of servicemen and civilians of all nationalities. This historical perspective examines the influence military doctrine has had on the development of air rescue operations since the advent of the air power. It also considers how American humanitarian values have motivated the commitment of military resources for the single purpose of saving life.
Descriptors : *AIR SEA RESCUES, AIR POWER, AIR TRANSPORTATION, AIRBORNE, MISSIONS, RESCUES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIR FORCE, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, AERIAL WARFARE, LIFE SAVING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, SEARCH AND RESCUE, WARFARE, PEACETIME
Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE