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Billy Mitchell: Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without Honor By Lester Cohen & Emile Gauvreau
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As early as 1920, US Army General Billy Mitchell began sounding alarm bells about an inevitable Japanese invasion from sea-based aircraft. Through the press and in person he lobbied naval brass about... More > America’s woefully unprepared defensive air power but his talk of dogfights over the Pacific with superior planes was laughed at and dismissed by all. Mitchell's vision of a US ‘Air Arm’ would have meant massive, costly upgrades to the nation’s dated flying machines owned by private firms holding patents on aircraft machinery. Old guard soldiers, like John J. Pershing, dismissed as delusional ravings Mitchell’s belief that a battleship could be destroyed by a bomber. Mitchell’s outspoken press conferences about an airplane trust supported by corrupt government officials led to his court-martial for insubordination in 1925. He died in 1936, a man ahead of his times – and hated for it.< Less
Billy Mitchell: Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without Honor By Lester Cohen & Emile Gauvreau
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As early as 1920, US Army General Billy Mitchell began sounding alarm bells about an inevitable Japanese invasion from sea-based aircraft. Through the press and in person he lobbied naval brass about... More > America’s woefully unprepared defensive air power but his talk of dogfights over the Pacific with superior planes was laughed at and dismissed by all. Mitchell's vision of a US ‘Air Arm’ would have meant massive, costly upgrades to the nation’s dated flying machines owned by private firms holding patents on aircraft machinery. Old guard soldiers, like John J. Pershing, dismissed as delusional ravings Mitchell’s belief that a battleship could be destroyed by a bomber. Mitchell’s outspoken press conferences about an airplane trust supported by corrupt government officials led to his court-martial for insubordination in 1925. He died in 1936, a man ahead of his times – and hated for it.< Less
Birth of Air Force Satellite Reconnaissance: Facts, Recollections and Reflections By Peter Swan et al.
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This history of SAFSP is dedicated to all those men and women who fought the Cold War, in silence – from above. No organization is better at gathering overhead intelligence than the U.S.... More > National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Today’s NRO grew out of 3 organizations: AF, CIA, and Navy. The AF office for satellite reconnaissance was called the Secretary of Air Force's Office of Special Projects [SAFSP]. This monograph describes the birth of Air Force satellite reconnaissance. When SAFSP was created in response to Presidential recognition of a national imperative, 4 tenets captured the sense of urgency: direct access to national leadership, covert management/operations, highest national priority, and rapid procurement. 
 In addition, 3 management principles led to SAFSP’s success over 30+ years of providing reconnaissance intelligence: strong dedication to mission, empowerment at all levels, and reporting by exception.< Less
The Final Flight: The Crash of Polish Air Force 101 and the Death of a President By Linda Boris
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On April 10, 2010, Polish Air Force 101 (roughly equivalent to the U.S. government Air Force One) carrying the Polish President, first lady, and 94 other high level government officials, clergy,... More > military, representatives of Katyn Families, and other important individuals in Poland’s business and culture crashed in a fog outside of Smolensk, Russia. The plane was on its way to a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. There were no survivors. This book describes what happened and why. It points out the complex nature of such tragic plane crashes often due to human factors. More importantly, it tells the story from the perspective of the people involved and the terrible loss to the country which resulted from this historical and tragic event.< Less
The Final Flight: The Crash of Polish Air Force 101 and the Death of a President By Linda M. Boris
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On April 10, 2010, Polish Air Force 101 (roughly equivalent to the U.S. government Air Force One) carrying the Polish President, first lady, and 94 other high level government officials, clergy,... More > military, representatives of Katyn Families, and other important individuals in Poland’s business and culture crashed in a fog outside of Smolensk, Russia. The plane was on its way to a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. There were no survivors. This book describes what happened and why. It points out the complex nature of such tragic plane crashes often due to human factors. More importantly, it tells the story from the perspective of the people involved and the terrible loss to the country which resulted from this historical and tragic event.< Less
The Air Force and the National Guided Missile Program 1944-1950 By Max Rosenberg & Stuart Slade
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At the end of World War Two, it was accepted that guided missiles would dominate future warfare. Yet, despite this conviction, nobody really knew how such weapons would be used, who would develop... More > them or who would deploy and use them in combat operations. As the post-war armed forces started to design these new weapons, they were truly entering unknown territory. --This monograph takes us back to the days when these weapons were still in the earliest of conceptual stages. Even the very nature of a guided missile still had to be properly defined. As the fundamental issues involved in developing the new missiles were addressed, funding shortages and the developing political environment added difficulties of their own. --Today, we find the idea of waging war without access to an arsenal of guided missiles and other precision-guided munitions quite unimaginable. The Air Force and The National Guided Missile Program 1944-1950 provides an invaluable insight of the era that gave birth to the modern art of war.< Less
Design: Petroleum Fuel Facilities - Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) By Naval Facilities Engineering Command et al.
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This guidance is for individual project planning and for preparing engineering and construction documentation. Basic guidance is provided to professional facility planners, engineers, and architects... More > for use in designing liquid fueling and dispensing facilities, liquefied petroleum gas facilities, and compressed natural gas facilities. Included are basic requirements for the design of fueling systems; the design of receiving, dispensing, and storage facilities; ballast treatment and sludge removal; corrosion and fire protection; and environmental requirements.< Less
Air Reconnaissance - MCTP 3-20G (Formerly MCWP 3-26) By US Marine Corps
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Air reconnaissance supports the Marine air-ground task force’s (MAGTF’s) intelligence warfighting function because it provides critical intelligence that supports the MAGTF’s... More > operational planning process. The MAGTF commander uses air reconnaissance to gain intelligence that is vital to the shaping of the battlespace. This intelligence assists the commander in understanding the tactical situation, alerts him to new opportunities, and allows him to assess the effects of MAGTF operations on the threat. Through the proper use of manned and unmanned air reconnaissance assets, commanders within the MAGTF can maximize their forces’ effectiveness by optimizing friendly strengths and exploiting the threat’s critical vulnerabilities.< Less
USAF Air Combat Command and Air Mobility Command By Peter Dancey
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This book is a chronology of the US air force's 1992 drawdown and establishment of its new ACC and AMC commands, out of the previous SAC, TAC and MAC that formed its command structure from its... More > incpetion post-WW II until 1992. The resultant base closures, realigment, re-allocation and equipment withdrawals. The changes that followed the mid-term review in the 1990's and further equipment reductions, but with continued introduction of new 'stealth' types, for the 21st Century. Elint and Special Intelligence 'Rivet' types to remain in use in the hew millennium. The Balkan Wars and the NATO led Kosovo War, the first time NATO had flown operatiomal combat missions since its inception fifty years before and the first war in history to be won by airpower alone. How it was done! Gulf War II, Afghanistan, and the Expeditionary Air Wings.< Less
WWII Japanese Balloons and Attached Devices: Technical Air Intelligence Center Report #41, May 1945 By U.S. Naval Intelligence
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Beginning in 1944, trade winds carried weaponized Japanese balloons to the North America. This technical report, issued to Allied forces, shows ballon types, their equipment and locates all... More > discovered landings across East Asia, the U.S, Canada and Mexico. It calculates lift power, loads, and inferred performance. Commonly remembered as incendiary, a wider variety of payloads were indicated: personnel, explosives, germs, radiosondes, and anti aircraft gear. Memos describe recovered balloons and the poor results from extensive radar detection testing. The report closes with modeling flights, times, loads, and distances. This is a high quality facsimile of the typescript 115-page report, including 28 photos and 3 drawings. It offers a fascinating look at unmanned aerial vehciles of WWII.< Less

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Referral Mastery Referral Mastery By Joe Stumpf
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