The Resource Winged defense : the development and possibilities of modern air power--economic and military, William "Billy" Mitchell

Winged defense : the development and possibilities of modern air power--economic and military, William "Billy" Mitchell

Label
Winged defense : the development and possibilities of modern air power--economic and military
Title
Winged defense
Title remainder
the development and possibilities of modern air power--economic and military
Statement of responsibility
William "Billy" Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Mitchell antagonized many people in the army with his arguments and criticism and in 1925 was demoted to colonel, and later that year, he was court-martialed for insubordination after accusing army and navy leaders of an "almost treasonable administration of the national defense." He resigned from the service shortly afterward. Following his death, however, Mitchell received many honors, including a commission as major general. He is the only individual after whom a type of American military aircraft is named: the B-25 "Mitchell" bomber
  • This book is the basis for airpower doctrine in the United States and demonstrates how forward looking General Mitehell was, even though the technology for conducting air operations was in its infancy when Winged Defense was written. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with airpower history or aerospace doctrine. --Book Jacket
  • William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell (December 28, 1879-February 19, 1936) was an American army general who is regarded by many as the father of the U.S. Air Force. One of the most famous and most controversial figures in the history of American airpower, Mitchell served in France during World War I and, by the conflict's end, commanded all American air combat units in that country. After the war, he became a strong advocate for increased investment in airpower, believing that this would prove vital in future wars. He argued particularly that bombers would make battleships obsolete and organized a series of successful public bombing runs against stationary ships designed to test the idea
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
358.400973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG633
LC item number
.M44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Winged defense : the development and possibilities of modern air power--economic and military, William "Billy" Mitchell
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published: New York ; London : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on Billy Mitchell and his book -- The aeronautical era -- Leadership in aeronautics goes to the United States -- The United States Air Force proves that aircraft dominate seacraft -- Civil and commercial aviation -- How should we organize our national air power? -- Make it a main force or still an appendage? -- The effect of air power on the modification and limitation of international armaments -- A glance at modern aeronautics -- The making of an Air Force personnel -- The obtaining of the aircraft and equipment for the flyers -- The defense against aircraft
Control code
ocn436310182
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 261 pages
Isbn
9780817383046
Lccn
2009026107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26672145
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436310182
  • pebcs0817356053

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