By LTC Charles E Miller
N this tremendous accomplished review of airlift and air mobility, Colonel Miller exhibits how the global orientation of yankee overseas coverage, the various threats to free-world pursuits, and the rate and complexity of contemporary war have mixed with political and source constraints to supply ultra-modern airlift doctrine and strength constitution. Airlift is the move of products and other people to the place they're wanted, after they are wanted there. because the Twenties there was an evolving expertise and articulation of the way to most sensible manage, educate, and equip airlift forces for that project. the global orientation of yankee international coverage, the varied threats to loose international pursuits, and the rate and complexity of contemporary war have mixed with political and source constraints to supply modern-day airlift doctrine and strength constitution. Colonel Miller's learn lines those many interrelationships to find what serious airlift judgements have been made, why they have been made, and what they could suggest sooner or later. Airlift is the spine of deterrence. A competently based and outfitted airlift strength is important to the profitable execution of the nationwide army procedure. How we predict approximately airlift and the way we translate these ideas right into a significant expression of the way to advance, installation, and hire airlift forces is essential to the nationwide security. Colonel Miller's learn is a definitive step in that vital method.
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All of these airplanes were originally designed as civilian passenger transports . Until virtually the end of the war, the Air Corps depended on converted passenger planes and converted bombers. None of the newly ordered "K planes had been delivered at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack . To manage this growing force properly the Materiel Division recommended the creation of a transport wing, providing a definite military chain of command for the three groups assigned to the division, and the three groups awaiting permanent stations and assignment to the Combat Air Command (the GHQ's new name) .
5 119. Chief of the Air Corps to adjutant general, War Department, lett-, November 1940 ; R . E. Fraile, adjutant general, War Department, to commanding general, Fifth Corps Area, letter, subject: Constitution and Organization of 50th Transport Wing, 8 January 1941 . 120. Craven and Cate, The Arm_v Air Forces in World War /1, 7:4 . 121 . Ibid . 25 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK CHAPTER 2 Worldwide Airlift in the War Years A new era opened in the development of air transportation when President Franklin D .
16 . Maj Gen Mason Patrick . chief of Air Service, to the adjutant general, War Department, letter, subject: Air Service Legislation, 9 June 1924 . 17 . Futrell, Ideas, Concepts . Doctrine, 29 . 18 . Ibid . 19 . Maj Gen Mason Patrick, chief of the Air Corps, to the adjutant general, War Department, letter, subject : Necessity for an Increase in the Number of Planes Allowed the Air Corps by the Act of July 2, 1926 . 30 November 1927 . 20 . Ibid . ; Brig Gen Benjamin Foulois, acting chief of the Air Corps, to adjutant general .
Airlift Doctrine by LTC Charles E Miller