B.F. Cooling, ed.
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
606 pp., maps, charts, photos, index
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