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Author Slayton, Robert A.

Title Master of the air : William Tunner and the success of military airlift / Robert A. Slayton
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents Getting a mission -- Tunner's women pilots -- The Hump -- Tunner's men -- Buildup to destiny -- Blockade -- A cowboy operation -- Black Friday -- Solving problems -- Finding solutions -- Rebellion -- The test -- Korea -- Final battles
Summary In 1948, just as the Cold War was settling into the form it would maintain for nearly half a century, major antagonists the US and the USSR began maneuvering into a series of dangerously hostile encounters. Trouble had broken out in Poland and Czechoslovakia, but it was in Germany, which had been at the heart of World Wars One and Two, that the first potentially explosive confrontation developed. The USSR, which had suffered more at Germany's hands than the rest of the Allies combined, may have viewed developments there with heightened fear and irritability. When the western Allies moved to co
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tunner, William H.
Tunner, William H. -- Military leadership.
United States. Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. Air Force -- Transport service -- History -- 20th century.
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.) -- History.
Airlift, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Burma.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009032190
ISBN 0817383549