Accession Number : ADA297895

Title :   A Case Study of Airpower and the Protection of Sealift,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : DellaVolpe, David A.

PDF Url : ADA297895

Report Date : 16 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In future conflicts, the US may not have a permissive environment for it sealift effort and must plan to protect its shipping assets if it is to conduct successful operations. A significant capability to provide this protection if the use of land based airpower. By examining an historical example from World War II, several lessons can be drawn that are applicable for today The efforts of the Luftwqffe in the protection of Axis shipping in the Mediterranean theater show how airpower can be both used properly and improperly in this role. (KAR) p. 2

Descriptors :   *SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *AIR POWER, *SHIPPING, MILITARY HISTORY, GLOBAL, CASE STUDIES, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, PROTECTION, GERMANY, NAVAL WARFARE, ENEMY, MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE