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The Resource Eyes of artillery : the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II, Edgar F. Raines, Jr

Eyes of artillery : the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II, Edgar F. Raines, Jr

Label
Eyes of artillery : the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II
Title
Eyes of artillery
Title remainder
the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Edgar F. Raines, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Eyes of Artillery is the first archive-based in-depth study of the institutional origins of modern Army Aviation during World War II. The close-support technique of choice featured airborne eyes and ground artillery. In recounting the experiences of the men who flew observed fire missions in light aircraft, Edgar F. Raines Jr. takes care to delineate how these aircraft--"air observations posts" in War Department parlance, "Maytag Messerschmidts" or "biscuit bombers" to the ground troops--effectively interacted with each element of the combined arms team, thus becoming an integral team player. According to Raines, aircraft served as a key component of the Field Artillery indirect fire system and played a crucial role in the command and control of armored divisions during mobile operations. Yet the development of military aviation was anything but smooth, generating an extended struggle within the Army for the control of aerial observation and reflecting a clash between competing ideologies. Raines's well-written account identifies the circumstances and related questions concerning how air and ground elements should interact with one another, as well as the attendant difficulties of introducing a low-technology solution to a military problem for which powerful vested interests demanded a high-technology resolution. Many of the traditions, concepts, and disputes that still characterize Army Aviation originated during the critical 1939-1945 period covered by Raines. A valuable resource for students of institutional change, his volume makes a genuine and unique contribution to the literature of World War II
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DLC
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Raines, Edgar F
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.R25 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Center of Military History
Series statement
  • Army historical series
  • CMH pub
Series volume
70-31
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aerial observation (Military science)
  • United States
Label
Eyes of artillery : the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II, Edgar F. Raines, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Shipping list no.: 2000-0040-S
  • Stock for paper edition never received from agency
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: aerial observation to 1938 -- The ground arms seek their own aircraft, 1939-1941 -- The field artillery acquires its own aircraft, July 1941-June 1942 -- Creating the air-observation-post program, June-December 1942 -- Developing the air-observation-post program, January-December 1943 -- Initial deployment and combat in the North African and Mediterranean theaters -- The European theater of operations, June 1944-September 1945 -- The Pacific, June 1943-September 1945 -- Creating Army ground forces light aviation -- Epilogue: air observation posts, World War II, and army aviation
Control code
40890911
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 372 pages
Isbn
9780160503436
Lccn
99013019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
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  • 008-029-00356-2 (cloth ed.)
  • pin:075903-000
Label
Eyes of artillery : the origins of modern U.S. Army aviation in World War II, Edgar F. Raines, Jr
Publication
Note
  • Shipping list no.: 2000-0040-S
  • Stock for paper edition never received from agency
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: aerial observation to 1938 -- The ground arms seek their own aircraft, 1939-1941 -- The field artillery acquires its own aircraft, July 1941-June 1942 -- Creating the air-observation-post program, June-December 1942 -- Developing the air-observation-post program, January-December 1943 -- Initial deployment and combat in the North African and Mediterranean theaters -- The European theater of operations, June 1944-September 1945 -- The Pacific, June 1943-September 1945 -- Creating Army ground forces light aviation -- Epilogue: air observation posts, World War II, and army aviation
Control code
40890911
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 372 pages
Isbn
9780160503436
Lccn
99013019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 008-029-00356-2 (cloth ed.)
  • pin:075903-000

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