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Case Studies in the Development of Close Air Support

B.F. Cooling, ed.


A series of essays by professional military historians, this volume traces the development of close air support doctrine and practice through major conflicts. Among the issues discussed are the conflicts between soldiers and airmen over the control of air forces and the relative merits of close air support versus air superiority and interdiction of targets behind the battle lines. The volume concentrates on combat experiences of World War II, in both the European and Pacific theaters.
606 pp., maps, charts, photos, index

GPO Stock No.008-070-00635-9

ISBN: 091279965X