9-24-10

9-24-10 - •Movies and Dates•Finishing WWI•Air-ground...

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Unformatted text preview: 9-24-10•Movies and Dates•Finishing WWI•Air-ground supportoEarly 1916 allied success rate regarding support missions was low but potential was obviousoAllied experiences led to more sophisticated doctrines•Basic doctrinesoPut enough aircraft in area so fighers could seal off battle area so allied reconnaissance planes could fly sorties unmolestedo“Contact patrols”flew low over the battlefield to locate and identify advancing allied forcesDifficicult but vital missionoBombers attempted to hit roads, railheads, and ammunition..•Aerial photography was essential by 1916•Types of photographyoSee old notes•Battle of SommeoSummer of 1916oAllid airplanes flew freely over the FrontoWere no longer intimidated by Fokker E•Germans Morale affectedoGerman ground troops felt besieged and grew panickyoAny airplane flying overhead even with German markings was perceived as a threat•Germans developed the Albatros D.I, first airplane developed from the beginning for sole purpose of aerial combatoProduction problems delayed plane’s debuto•Military aviation was first technology developed during a war that had the most significance•Difficultiy for Germans at Battle of the Somme proved to Geran military planneers the necessity of air superiorityoScrambled to reorganize•Boelcke RecalledoTaken out of combat after Immelman died to not lose both of themoHad been giving out war bonds and propaganda tour during time off form militaryoHad been pushing for better fighter pilots and now was his chance to prove his skills again•Germans Reorganize and Specializeo1916 Germans (august) halted all offensive operations in the West and revised air power structureoFighter was first priority•Pressure was to stress principle of concentrationoBest pilots selected for service as fighet pilotsoFighter units standardized at 14 aircraft per J…•Boelcke introduces the Jasta•HastasoWeren’t attaché dto any ground units but traveled as needed...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course AFAM 101 taught by Professor Mcmillan during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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