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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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Patton vented his anger against Allied tactical air forces in an April Fool’s Day situation report, which, for emphasis, he transmitted under his own name. That brought an equally sharp retort from Coningham, now commander of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF), who bluntly questioned Patton’s understanding of air power and the bravery of his troops. 23 11 Air Power for Patton’s Army Patton’s displeasure with air support in North Africa emphatically underscored the differing air and ground perspectives of tactical air operations in 1942–1943.
32 Flight training stressed close-air bombing techniques. When new groups began arriving at the end of 1943, General Quesada immediately focused this program on dive-bombing, skip-bombing, and low-level attack training. Despite their stateside preparation, new pilots required many additional hours to master dive-bombing techniques in the P–47. Moreover, their skills deteriorated because flying operations in early 1944 called for them to provide bomber escort rather than to perform low-level interdiction missions.
Frederick E. Morgan. His appointment as Chief of Staff to the (as yet unnamed) Supreme Allied Commander (COSSAC) charged him to plan for an invasion as early as possible in 1944. , in May 1943 set that date for May 1, 1944, and confirmed it in November at the Teheran Conference in Iran. In late January 1944 however, shortly after General Eisenhower’s arrival in London to assume the duties of Supreme Commander, he and British General Montgomery, the designated ground forces commander for the invasion, decided to expand the COSSAC’s initial plan in Operation Overlord.
Air Power for Pattons Army by David N. Spires