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  Command and Control of Organic Aviation in U.S. Army Divisions 1942 to 1961 - Storming Media
Abstract: The objective of this thesis is to provide a record of the most important developments in the evolution of doctrine for the command and control of organic divisional aviation between 1942 and 1961, and provide a source of reference data for more detailed study of the subject.
Throughout this paper, the words "command" and "control" are used separately and should not be considered together as a term referring to a communication system for directing and controlling air activities.
Since doctrine for employment of organic aviation was very similar in each type of division, emphasis is placed on infantry division employment doctrine.
www.stormingmedia.us /58/5884/A588463.html   (171 words)

 Luftwaffe in Yugoslavia 1941-1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From 1941 to 1942 the German aviation made only occasional use of Air Force squadrons, while every day operations were maintained by two pilot schools one in Zagreb and the other in Zemun.
This would continue to be main aviation group in the region until Germanys capitulation at the end of the war.
The aviation of the 2nd Army acted in the occupied zone cut from Slovenia to the border of Montenegro,while "Aviation Albania" covered the regions of Montenegro, Kosovo, and western Macedonia.
www.dwb.co.yu /dv/luft.php   (468 words)

 U.S. Army Aviation Museum | preserving the Past... for the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The establishment of organic Army Aviation in June 1942 complied with a recommendation from the office of the commanding general of the AGF.
The history of the U.S. Army’s air arm from the Civil War era until 6 June 1942 is the common heritage of both the Aviation Branch of the Army and the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
After the birth of organic Army Aviation in 1942, the evolutionary path of the future Aviation Branch of the Army diverged from that of the future USAF.
www.armyavnmuseum.org /history/war/ww2/overview.html   (866 words)

 Lewis University - Department of Aviation - Department of Aviation
Aviation technology courses (a new technology at the time), were the special emphasis of instruction, becoming the origin of today’s Department of Aviation.
In 1942, the School was temporarily closed and became a flight training facility for the U.S. Navy during WWII.
A degree in Aviation Flight can provide opportunities flying for general aviation, corporate aviation, commuter airline, the major airlines or a cargo carrier.
www.lewisu.edu /academics/aviation   (210 words)

 1942 article - 1942 1939 1940 1941 1943 1944 1945 Decades 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
November 13 - World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal - Aviators from the USS Enterprise sink the Japanese heavy cruiser BB- Hiei.
November 15 - World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal ends - Although the United States Navy suffered heavy losses, it was able to retain control of Guadalcanal.
1942 article - 1942 definition - what means 1942
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/1942   (2265 words)

 U.S. Army Aircraft P-51D-25NA 44-73287-- Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic ...
Of the 8,202 P-51Ds manufactured by North American Aviation, Inc., this airplane is one of only 166 remaining in the United States at the end of the 20th century, only 104 of which were operational.
When USAAF strategic bombers deployed to England in 1942, it was thought that the heavily armed B-17s and B-24s could fend off the German fighters during daylight precision bombing.
In early 1942, Arnold ascertained from previous British air operations that an escort fighter was needed to defend the American bombers if the daylight bombing doctrine was to be successful.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/aviation/P51.htm   (937 words)

 History of Marine Corps Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Marine Aviation played a major role in all phases of the operation and, because it was an all-Marine-type landing from the initial stages, assumed the overall aviation command as the force was augmented by Army Air Corps and allied squadrons from Australia and New Zealand.
From late August 1942, when the Marine Aviation defense operation began, until the end of the immediate threat in mid-November, there were gradual increases in fighter and dive- bomber strength.
During the early weeks of September 1942, the fighter squadrons were periodically supported by aircraft and pilots of VMF-212, led by Lieutenant Colonel Joe Bauer, and VMO-251, with skipper Lieutenant Colonel John Hart.
www.acepilots.com /usmc/hist8.html   (1838 words)

 Naval Air Stations in Kansas During World War II by R. Douglas Hurt, Autumn 1977
Although both squadrons had regular training periods, only the aviators received instruction during the summer months, and the average monthly size of the pilot graduation classes was 36.
Title to the land formally passed to the navy on October 29, 1942, when the U. district court in Topeka ruled in favor of the navy in a friendly condemnation suit which the attorney general of the United States had filed on behalf of the navy.
After 1942 the general high character of the men began to decline as recruits were brought in from outside the immediate region.
www.kshs.org /publicat/khq/1977/77_3_hurt.htm   (4582 words)

 BATTLE OF MIDWAY--Hiryu Bombed, Abandoned and Sunk, 4-5 June 1942
With three of their four carriers blazing furiously by 1030 on 4 June, Hiryu, steaming ahead of the others, was the sole remaining Japanese hope.
Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Clifton R. Bassett, of Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3), is carried down the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), 4 June 1942.
Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Clifton R. Bassett, of Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3), is carried from the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), 4 June 1942.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/wwii-pac/midway/mid-4n.htm   (1025 words)

 Japan Aviation Academy - English
Aviation engineers have the confidence to make flights safe, and to contribute their knowledge of technology to society with spirit.
Japan Aviation High School was established in I 960 under the Fundamental Law of School Education, and is the only high school that teaches aviation technology in Japan.
Spread of Aviation Knowledge and Skills [Management of Otori Flight Club] JAA foundation supports Otori Flight Club, which enables anyone over the age of 16 to register to be a club member.
www7.airnet.ne.jp /jaa/English.html   (3158 words)

 Evansville Regional Airport
In 1942, war leases at Evansville Municipal Airport began with Republic Aviation in May and the U.S. Government in August.
The parking lot was leased to the Airport Parking Company, a new hangar and two old hangars were leased to Cresent City Aviation, and additional land was leased to Charles Jamison for development.
The Airport Board also agreed to sub-lease with Cresent City Aviation and Mead Johnson and Company for a hangar to house their corporate aircraft.
www.evvairport.com /history/page2.html   (492 words)

 Aviation Photos: 1942
OY-VKR (cn 1942) Still hadn't noticed that this was a new reg.
OY-VKR (cn 1942) Climbing the sky in her nice colours for a trip to Chania.
OY-VKR (cn 1942) DK 188 from Las Palmas is producing smoke on touch down runway 01R.
airliners.net /search/photo.search?cnsearch=1942&distinct_entry=true   (242 words)

 BARNSTORMERS, A Flying Parson and other Aviators
This is the second in a series of articles on the history of aviation in the Buffalo County area.
After its first air show in 1911, aviation in Kearney and throughout the nation became a subject of increasing interest, particularly after World War I. The war had speeded up aviation technology and the men who had been in the Army Air Corps returned to civilian life with a renewed interest in flying.
The late George Munro, long time Kearney attorney, was an early aviator, having served in the Air Corps in World War I, along with another Buffalo County native, the late Guy Henninger of Shelton.
bchs.kearney.net /BTales_198803.html   (1777 words)

 Naval aviation (from military aircraft) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term “civil aviation” refers to the air-transportation service provided to the public by airlines, while “military aviation” refers to the development and use of military aircraft.
World War I played a significant role in the expansion of aviation, as planes first were used for observation and later were fitted with weapons.
It also led to the new industry of aviation, which deals with the development and operation of airplanes.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-57490?tocId=57490   (774 words)

 Boone County History
, killed in an aviation accident in 1942.
Military funeral rites were held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, April 14, 1942 for Robert Spickard, age 21 years, who was killed in an airplane crash at Norfolk, Virginia Tuesday, April 7.
He was a fine, clean Christian boy, a brilliant mind and an honored aviation officer of the U.S. Navy.
showcase.netins.net /web/boonecohistory/Glenwood/Blk1pages/GL_1_34.htm   (505 words)

 Increasing Autonomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From its inclusion as part of the Army Signal Corps in 1907 to the establishment of the Army Air Service in 1920 and the Army Air Corps in 1926, the importance of army aviation grew along with its influence within the War Department.
The establishment of GHQ Air Force in 1935 solidified the idea of a unified air striking force and led to the creation of the Army Air Forces as one of three major army commands.
In 1942, army aviation was established as an equal partner within the army command structure.
www.iwar.org.uk /military/resources/aspc/text/found/incauto.htm   (165 words)

Constituted 29 January 1942 in the Army of the United States as 817th Engineer Battalion Aviation (Separate).
Departed the New York Port of Embarkation on 1 July 1942 and arrived in England on 12 July 1942.
The wedge-shapped devices, symbolic of stakes, are associated with Engineers, and the feathers indicage the special aviation mission of the battalion.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageFullText/0,13476,713950,00.html   (367 words)

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He was killed in action in the Solomons 16 October 1942.
Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Edmonds was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal for his heroism while serving with Torpedo Squadron 8 in the Solomons.
Campbell, mother of Aviation Ordnanceman Edmonds; and commissioned 3 April 1944, Lieutenant Commander C. Barker, Jr., in command.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/escorts/de406.txt   (772 words)

 The Very Best Books : To Command the Sky: The Battle for Air Superiority over Germany, 1942-1944 (Smithsonian History ...
The authors do an excellent job of showing how the Allies were able to use their material superiority to best advantage and defeat the Luftwaffe.
Although the book begins with a brief history of military aviation and doctrine, the highlight for this reviewer was the chapter dedicated to training, especially since the authors look at both the American and German programs.
Due to the prohibition to maintain a German air force by the Treaty of Versailles after WW I, the Luftwaffe started training its pilots in Russia and Italy during the 1920s and 1930s.
www.elise.com /store/Reviews/ItemId/1588340449   (605 words)

 On The Traveling Squad, E-Base, Doolittle & Midway, 1941 ~ 1942 - John D. Bridgers M.D.
It was started amid the gathering clouds of potential hostilities to build a reservoir of trained naval aviators, and proved to have been a crucial decision in the war that was to come, in fewer months than any of us foresaw.
Those of us from the southeast were assigned to the Naval Air Station in Miami, Florida where a corner of the field had been set aside and designated as the N.A.R.B. We started, not as Cadets, but as enlisted seamen.
They needed to have completed at least two years of college, be unmarried, and agree to remain so for their first two years of commissioned service.
tk-jk.net /Bridgers/NavyYears/OnTheTravelingSquad.html   (5888 words)

 MSN Encarta - Related Items - Aviation
World War II – status of aircraft in 1942
The year of 1942 saw the first combat tests of our offensive air strategy and an outstanding home front victory in the battle of production.
Civil aviation operations were geared more closely to the war effort and the scheduled airline operators, fixed base operators, and private flyers, took full...
encarta.msn.com /related_761572047_16.61.3/1942_Aviation.html   (181 words)

 LIST OF YEARS IN AVIATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1910 in aviation: Frederick Baldwin and J.A.D. McCurdy, using a Curtiss byplane, are the first pilots to send radio messages to the ground.
1999 in aviation: Fear of the Y2K computer virus and possible in-flight consequences for those planes flying during the night of December 31, 1999 and the early morning of January 1, 2000, spreads around the airline industry.
2001 in aviation: 4 jet-liners, 2 each of American Airlines and United Airlines, are hijacked and crashed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, killing more than 3,000 people.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/LIST+OF+YEARS+IN+AVIATION   (929 words)

 COAST GUARD AVIATION BIBLIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hollemon, K.C. "The Aviator's Aviator May Soon Be a Dodo." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1981), pp.
Krietemeyer, George E. "Coast Guard Aviation Exhibit in the Museum of Naval Aviation." The Bulletin (Feb-Mar 1990), pp.
"The Marriage of Fixed-Wing Aviation and the Cutter." Naval Aviation News (May-June 1983), pp.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/AVIATIONBIB.html   (8725 words)

 Thirty Thousand Feet - Aviation Videos and Animation
Aviation Media A producer of video magazines for pilots and aviation enthusiasts with stories designed to entertain and help pilots become safer and more proficient.
Military Aviation Movie List An extensive list of movies with strong military aviation content, set in naval air/air forces, on carriers, flying warbirds, and biographies that include military aviation content.
World Aviation Club is putting film crews into the world's major airshows, producing broadcast quality video, which can be watched streaming by members with Broadband Internet.
www.thirtythousandfeet.com /video.htm   (1403 words)

 Hop Harrigan OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aviation adventures as a genre seems odd to us now, and that's probably for a few simple reasons.
First, many of the kids listening to such aviation adventures as The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, and Hop Harrigan had watched their first plane flying overhead as a singular, wondrous thing droning high above across the sky.
Harrigan is "America's Ace of the Airwaves," and he gets a lot of flying time fighting evil, and as the war developed, Hop in his radio adventures was in the thick of the real battles that were raging overseas.
www.otrcat.com /hopharrigan.htm   (1401 words)

 Lt. Col. Harold W. Bauer - Guadalcanal Hero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His pilots called him "The Coach" because he ran the squadron as a team, and at age thirty-four was ten years older than most of them.
They trained at Efate during the summer of 1942, which at that time was very much on the front line.
He really had a way all his own of getting a tough job done efficiently and speedily, and was admired by all, from the lowest private to the highest general.
www.acepilots.com /usmc_bauer.html   (1795 words)

 Embry-Riddle - Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award - 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Donald E. Williams, II was born in New York City, and grew up as an orphan during the great depression.
An aviation historian and photographer, Kenneth D. Wilson stated that, "Don values his roots and has always had Embry-Riddle foremost in his mind throughout his career in the industry.
He attributes not only his technical skill, but also his passion for aviation to the university.
www.erau.edu /er/alumni/events/lifetimeaward2001.html   (348 words)

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See also: - Air-Ground Opns - Army Aviation Coll, 3 bx, Arch - UG633.3 stack area WORLD WAR II Butler, Howard K. "The Army Ground Forces and the Helicopter, 1941 to 1945." USA Avn Digest (May-Jun 1990): pp.
Futrell, Robert F. "Command of Observation Aviation: A Study in Control of Tactical Airpower." USAF Hist Study No 24, Sep 1956.
Goodbary, Robert A. "Army Aviation: A Branch Founded by Dreamers and Doers." USA Av Dig (Jan-Feb 1992): pp.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/academic/history/marshall/military/mil_hist_inst/a/airmob.asc   (1573 words)

 Herbert Seyfrit, WWII Casualties, Comanche County, Kansas
Herbert was killed in a plane crash while stationed at Olathe, Kansas, during World War II in 1942".
October 31, 1942, at the Naval Air Base, Gardner, Kans., at the age of 25 years, 10 months and 28 days, the victim of a plane crash in mid-air while in the service of his country.
He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve Air Corps in January 1942, and on June 7, 1942, after finishing his school term, entered active training, going first to the At.
www.rootsweb.com /~kscomanc/seyfrit_herbert_ww2.html   (1046 words)

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