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Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)

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Works: 126 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 34,502 library holdings
Genres: History  Chronologies  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Charts, diagrams, etc  Case studies 
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Most widely held works about Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
 
Most widely held works by Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
With courage : the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II by Bernard C Nalty( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Pearl to V-J Day : World War II in the Pacific : a symposium sponsored by the Air Force History and Museums Program and the Air Force Historical Foundation, July 20-21, 1995, Naval Officers' Club, Bethesda, Maryland by Jacob Neufeld( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Air Force History and Museums Program sponsored a symposium on the War in the Pacific held at the Bethesda, MD, Naval Officers' Club. The gathering offered a unique opportunity for its guest panelists -- participants in that war or historians of it -- to reflect on a variety of subjects: Japanese objectives; American military preparedness and grand strategy; the interaction between U.S. Army, Air, and Navy leaders; combined operations; political and diplomatic intrigue; the challenges of ground, air, and sea warfare within differing Pacific theaters; military science and technology; the essential role of intelligence; the proposed Allied invasion of the Japanese home islands; and the use of the atomic bombs. For the United States, World War II began and ended in the Pacific, from Japan's aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, to its surrender in Tokyo Bay, on September 2, 1945. For all but 5 months of those years, Americans and their Allies were compelled to hold the line in Asia, doggedly opposing imperialist Japan while a "Europe First" policy against Nazi Germany and fascist Italy prevailed in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The United States operated over huge distances, from China, Burma, and India, to countless Pacific islands. Sixty-five photographs are included
Building a strategic Air Force by Walton S Moody( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opbygningen af Strategic Air Command (SAC) i USAF og perioden til 1954
D-Day 1944, air power over the Normandy beaches and beyond by Richard Hallion( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Operation Overlord -the Normandy invasion -in terms of military planning, logistics, and operations. Discusses the Normandy Invasion of 1944, and how important air power was to its success. Illustrated with black and white photographs and battle maps. Includes a list of suggested readings. This booklet is adapted and edited from a longer book by the same author: "Strike From the Sky, The History of Battlefield Air Attack, 1911-1945," published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1989
The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II : hitting home : the air offensive against Japan by Daniel L Haulman( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. confronting Hitler's submarine menace in the European theater by A. Timothy Warnock( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II : Africa to the Alps : the Army Air Forces in the Mediterranean theater by Edward T Russell( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation THURSDAY : birth of the Air Commandos by Herbert A Mason( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den amerikanske støtte til England i forbindelse med operationerne i Burma. Den 5-6. marts 1944 Gennenførtes en luftboren invasion af Burma i et forsøg på at slå de japanske landstyrker tilbage. I den forbindelse havde US Air Force formeret 1st Air Comando Group, som blev indsat i kampzonen
Army Air Forces medical services in World War II by James Nanney( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes the Army Air Forces' wartime medical achievements that led to the creation of the Air Force Medical Service in July 1949
Splendid vision, unswerving purpose : developing air power for the United States Air Force during the first century of powered flight( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air Force roles and missions : a history by Warren A Trest( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med introduktionen af luftstridskræfter, som overlapper de hidtil naturlige skillelinier imellem land og havområder, der tidligere udgjorde grænserne for ansvarsområderne imellem hæren og søværnet, ændredes diskussionen om de militære ansvarsområder, roller og missioner. Forfatteren beskriver i bogen om denne udvikling til de i dag gældende roller og missioner for de militære styrker i de enkelte værn i USA
Training to fly : military flight training, 1907-1945 by Rebecca Hancock Cameron( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military Flight training, 1907-1945
Case studies in strategic bombardment( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen analyserer udviklingen af strategisk bombning og teknologier fra anvendelse af Zeppeliner og Gotha under den 1. verdenskrig til anvendelse af F-117 med præcisionsvåben under Golf-krigen. Anvendelsen af præcisionsvåben har imidlertid understreget nødvendigheden af behovet for efterretningsmæssige oplysninger med henblik på at lokalisere og angribe faste såvel som bevægelige mål. Bogen analysere også den skiftende offentlige perception af strategisk bombning
The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II : weapon of denial : air power and the Battle for New Guinea by Gary Null( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cold war and beyond : chronology of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997 by Frederick J Shaw( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That others may live : USAF Air Rescue in Korea by Forrest L Marion( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Korean War began in June 1950, the United States Air Force's Air Rescue Service was a fledgling organization possessing a variety of aircraft types, most having seen service during World War II. The concept of using helicopters and amphibious fixed-wing aircraft to rescue airmen downed behind enemy lines or in hostile waters had gained little consideration by the Air Force and was largely unproven. But by the fall of 1950, the 3d Air Rescue Squadron had begun to write a new chapter in the history of air power, and by July 1953, when the armistice was signed in Korea, air rescue had become established as an integral part of U.S. fighting forces. Although the H-5 and H-19 helicopters and SA-16 amphibians gained attention worldwide by virtue of countless daring rescues performed throughout the war, lesser known aircraft such as the L-5, SC-47, SB-17, and SB-29 also played important roles in building the U.S. Air Force's overall air rescue capability in the Korean War theater
The first 109 minutes : 9/11 and the U.S. Air Force by Priscilla D Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a chronological history of four American commercial planes hijacked by suicide pilots against the United States on September 11, 2001 and the response of the North American Aerospace Defense Command
The Flying Tigers : Chennault's American volunteer group in China by Braxton Eisel( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: They volunteered. For a variety of reasons-patriotic, altruistic, mercenary, or just "for the hell of it"--Nearly three hundred U.S. servicemen and a couple of female nurses volunteered to fight a war in a place they knew little about. Recruited at military bases around the country, the members of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) set off for the unknown in the summer and fall of 1941. While U.S. support for the Allied cause was growing at a steady pace, most Americans still felt distanced from the conflict enveloping Europe and Asia and did not want to go to war. At the highest levels of the government, however, entering the war appeared inevitable. The AVG was one way of gaining experience in this vicious war, while increasing support for the nations fighting the Axis powers. Despite incredible odds against them from numerically superior Japanese forces and a near complete lack of supply and replacement parts, they took the first successful fight to the Japanese during a time of Japan's unrelenting successes. It was not pretty, and their legend has eclipsed the reality, but the reality of the AVG is still an amazing story. Led by Claire Lee Chennault, they made history
First in the air : the Eagle Squadrons of World War II by Kenneth C Kan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a thunderbolt : the Lafayette Escadrille and the advent of American pursuit in World War I by Roger G Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. confronting Hitler's submarine menace in the European theater
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The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. confronting Hitler's submarine menace in the European theaterThe U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II : Africa to the Alps : the Army Air Forces in the Mediterranean theaterArmy Air Forces medical services in World War IISplendid vision, unswerving purpose : developing air power for the United States Air Force during the first century of powered flightAir Force roles and missions : a historyTraining to fly : military flight training, 1907-1945Case studies in strategic bombardmentThe U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II : weapon of denial : air power and the Battle for New Guinea