10-26-10 - 10262010 Movies o o Nov.10FogofWar Tentative...

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10-26-2010 Movies o October 27 – “twelve O’Clock High” o Nov. 10 – “Fog of War” Tentative Spanish Civil War o German and Italian and Nationalist air power advantage reached “air supremacy”  by 1938 – the outcome was clear Proved point – importance of command of the air o Lessons Role of command of the air Utility of new technology Monoplane fighters Utility of speed in air to air combat Tactics and formations German learned a number of new ones to take advantage of  speed and to deal with speed o Ability of human pilots to assimilate all this new info Efficiency of dive bombing Germans used this, as well as Italians and Soviets Accuracy levels unknown previously Potential of “terror bombing?”
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Possibly Spain showed negative results of terror bombing The US Army Air Force o AAF was established on June 20, 1941 by Army Regulation 95-5 o Created USAAF with the USAAC and GHQ-AF as its principal parts but GHQ  (General Head Quarters) was dissolved o Not independent, but was on its own branch like cavalry o Gave independence and certain status Evolution of US Army Air Arm (Key Dates) o 1907 – US Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division o SEE OTHER DATES IN BETWEEN (MISSED ON SLIDE) o 1920 – US Army Reorganization act o 1926 – Air Corps was established o 1933 – Concept of General Headquarters, Air Force (GHQAF) o 1935 – GHQAF was established – spurred in part by disastrous attempt of Air  Corps units flying the mail in 1934 o 1941 – created US Army Air Forces to combine the Air Corps and GHQAF o 1947 – Independent US Air Force created  via  the National  Security Act of 1947   KNOW THIS Air Corps Tactical School o 1920  – Air Service School estb at Langley Field VA o 1921  – name changed to AIR Service Field Officers’School o 1922  – Another name change to Air Service Tactical School o 1926  – Title “evolved” into the Air Corps Tactical …
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o …. o PURPOSE? Study evidence available regarding air operations to  date Study potential of emerging technologies to change  air power Analyze and synthesize this data to determine most  effective uses of air power
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