Air warfare and air base air defense, 1914-1973 by John F Kreis

By John F Kreis

From the earliest improvement of strive against aviation, the protection and persisted working potency of confirmed bases assured the profitable software of air energy in glossy army campaigns. the criteria affecting this protection are many and sundry. they're explored intimately during this selection of experiences drawn from American and overseas adventure relationship from international conflict I to the Arab-Israeli clash of 1973. John F. Kreis accomplished this quantity whereas assigned to the designated reviews department, workplace of Air strength background. A graduate of Williamette college, Mr. Kreis additionally earned a grasp of Arts measure in background in 1975 on the college of Delaware. As an Air strength officer he really good in air base safeguard and safety. As a part of his instruction for paintings during this box, he graduated from the Federal Bureau of research nationwide Academy at Quantico, Virginia

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The Soviet Union Shortly after Russia's revolutionary leaders established themselves early in the 1920s, they began to look abroad for help in technical areas including military hardware. They found a ready partner in the post-World War I German Republic's military. The German-Russian cooperation on aircraft design and testing in the 1920s was beneficial for both countries. The secret effort allowed Germany to skirt the Versailles Treaty's prohibition on designing and testing of weapons, while Russia too gained vital information.

Searchlights blaze in the North Carolina night during joint Army-Air Corps exercises. Camouflage and target hardening were discussed, and protection from chemical attack received a lengthy treatment by a chemical warfare officer. It was, however, a beginner's inquiry into base defense, prompted by the collapse of Poland six months before, and it pointed out the many shortcomings in the American ability to defend an air base. Because the United States was neutral and still focused on defending the western hemisphere, there was no discussion of overseas base operation or defense coordination with allied forces.

23 Concerted American planning for air defense on the Western Front began with a report in October 1917 by Brig. Gen. James A. S. Army, AEF. Shipton had formed an American antiaircraft school in France, but lacked weapons and trained people. The American AA school acomplished little until February 1918, when Shipton proposed a plan for organizing the whole of the AEF's AntiAircraft Service. On March 5th, an American Army board of officers recommended AA protection for the rear areas, where many air bases were located.

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