By David N. Spires
Air energy for Pattons military КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Air strength heritage and Museums ProgramАвтор(ы): David N. SpiresЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2002Количество страниц: 398Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 10.3 mb RapidIfolder fifty one
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Lewis H. Brereton, Carl A. Spaatz, and Dwight D. Eisenhower (left to right) critique tactical air doctrine. 15 Air Power for Patton’s Army Generals Marshall, Arnold, and others in the War Department had previously been impressed with General Montgomery’s pamphlet, written by Coningham, Some Notes on High Command in War, and with reports from other key participants in North Africa such as Generals Spaatz, Brereton, and Quesada. Kuter’s critique helped prompt a revision of tactical air doctrine. 32 The resultant FM 100–20, Command and Employment of Air Power, issued July 21, 1943, epitomized AAF headquarters’ interpretation of experiences in North Africa and the influence of Coningham’s RAF system.
The Doctrinal Setting Tunis. With the onset of winter, Eisenhower halted the offensive. Reviewing recent events, he criticized insufficient air support. With air forces larger than the enemy’s, the Allies proved unable even to wrest local air superiority from the Germans and Italians. 17 In early January 1943, General Eisenhower centralized control of his tactical air forces in northwest Africa by creating the Allied Air Force. Commanded by Lt. Gen. S. Twelfth Air Force and the British Eastern Air Command.
Marshall and Henry H. “Hap” Arnold were impressed with the tactical air doctrine refined in North Africa under the British. 16 The Doctrinal Setting British Air Vice Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham (left), designer of close air support in North Africa, shares experiences in the African desert with Brig. Gen. Auby C. Strickland (center) and Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews. FORCES; NEITHER IS AN AUXILIARY OF THE OTHER. ”34 Field Manual 100–20 set an unequivocal hierarchy of aerial missions. ”35 The manual specifically addressed, as a first prerequisite for air superiority, obtaining improved communications equipment for an effective fighter offense and, for defense, a reliable early warning radar network.