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By LTC Charles E Miller

N this tremendous entire review of airlift and air mobility, Colonel Miller indicates how the global orientation of yank overseas coverage, the varied threats to free-world pursuits, and the rate and complexity of recent conflict have mixed with political and source constraints to supply state-of-the-art airlift doctrine and strength constitution. Airlift is the circulation of products and other people to the place they're wanted, once they are wanted there. because the Twenties there was an evolving know-how and articulation of ways to most sensible arrange, educate, and equip airlift forces for that undertaking. the global orientation of yank overseas coverage, the various threats to unfastened global pursuits, and the rate and complexity of contemporary war have mixed with political and source constraints to provide ultra-modern airlift doctrine and strength constitution. Colonel Miller's research strains those many interrelationships to find what severe airlift judgements have been made, why they have been made, and what they might suggest sooner or later. Airlift is the spine of deterrence. A safely based and built airlift strength is necessary to the winning execution of the nationwide army method. How we predict approximately airlift and the way we translate these options right into a significant expression of ways to boost, install, and hire airlift forces is key to the nationwide safety. Colonel Miller's learn is a definitive step in that very important strategy.

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1927, unedited stenographic remarks. 55 . Dorothy Bruce, Air Materiel Command Historical Study No . 262, The Evolution. of the Storage System of the Air Technical Service Command Part 1, 1918-1940 (Wright Field, Ohio : Air Materiel Command), 127. 56 . Lt Col C. C. Culver . commandant, Air Corps Tactical School, to chief of Air Corps, letter, 16 July 1927 . 57 . 2Lt William Wolfinbarger, group airdrome officer, Report of Group Airdrome Officer Covering the Transportation of Supplies and Personnel of the ACTS to Virginia Beach and Return to Langley Field, Virginia, 23 April 1920 .

The manufacturers also were experiencing difficulties in recruiting a sufficient number of crews for the initial ferrying to Canada . The Air Corps Ferrying Command With the Lend-Lease Act a reality in March of 1941, Gen H . H. Arnold recommended that the Air Corps do the ferrying from California to Canada . This not only freed up British pilots, it also gave Air Corps crews a greatly needed opportunity to fly first-line, modern aircraft and improve their general flying skills . 2 The need for flying hour experience was very high on General Arnold's list of priorities .

33 AIRLIFT DOCTRINE Pogue pointed to organizational jealousies, parallel routes, and wasted resources and warned of a breakdown . His recommended solutions were made obvious by his statement of the problem: The sound solution is to place all war air transport operations, except for limited operations where the compelling necessity therefore is clear, such, for example, as those in the immediate vicinity of combat, in the hands of one command which will herein be referred to as "War Transport Command," independent of both the Army and Navy, responsible directly to the commander in chief .

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