Accession Number : ADA305351

Title :   With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nalty, Bernard C. ; Shiner, John F. ; Watson, George M.

PDF Url : ADA305351

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 391

Abstract : In the last decade of the twentieth century, today's United States Air Force marks the fiftieth anniversary of its part in a national effort that opposed a coalition of enemies in a global war. American and allied air forces in the conflict for the first time achieved striking range and effectiveness making air power a force equal to that of traditional armies and navies. The Center for Air Force History has prepared this narrative to commemorate the accomplishments of American air power in World War II and present to the American people a record of valor in the name of freedom. Partial contents include: A Weapon and an Idea; Europe in Flames; In Desperate Battle; Building Air Power; Defeating Italy and Germany; Victory Over Japan; A New Age; Theater Maps; Air Forces Lineages.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *AIR POWER, *ARMY AVIATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), EUROPE, GLOBAL, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, ARMY PERSONNEL, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, JAPAN, AERIAL WARFARE, LOGISTICS, GERMANY, ITALY, MAPS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE