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Author Johnson, Herbert Alan.

Title Wingless eagle : U.S. Army aviation through World War I / Herbert A. Johnson
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2001]
©2001
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 298 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Aeronautics in Embryo: The Aeronaut Constituency -- Army Aviation in the Media Fishbowl -- European Military Aviation and the Hay Committee Hearings -- Tactical Thinking, Army Policies, and Congressional Confusion -- Patents, Production, and Progress -- The Goodier Court-Martial -- World War I in the Air: August 1914-April 1917 -- Dark Clouds and a Silver Lining: The Punitive Expedition and the National Defense Act -- Epilogue and Prologue: Army Aviation in World War I -- Appendix: Chronology of Significant Events
Summary This study asks why the US was so poorly equipped to engage in aerial combat in World War I - despite having been world-leaders in this field 15 years previously. The author looks at the early years of US military aviation to try and ascertain the answer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) and index
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Subject United States. Army -- Aviation -- History -- 20th century.
Aeronautics, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001027328
ISBN 0807826278
0807860239 (electronic bk.)
9780807826270
9780807860236 (electronic bk.)