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by Victor C Tannehill

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Victor C Tannehill
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978-1891570070
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1891570072
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Boomerang Publishers (1998)
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In addition to authoring six books on the . Army Air Forces in World War II, articles by Tannehill have appeared in American aviation magazines and journals.

In addition to authoring six books on the . His videos have been shown on Public Television, several of his books have been audio-recorded and he has contributed as a Technical Advisor to two Hollywood movies. Tannehill and his wife retired in 2002. They now live in the Denver area. Books by Victor C. Tannehill.

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This book tells their story. Tannehill writes of the many difficulties the provisional air force faced

This book tells their story. First TACAF was hastily formed in southeastern France to provide air support and cooperation with the Franco-American Sixth Army Group which included the . Seventh Army and the French First Army. Tannehill writes of the many difficulties the provisional air force faced. Its units got few replacements, aircrew had to continue to fly combat missions without relief and many of its ground and support personnel were tiring after being overseas for 24 months. Its aircraft were war-weary. Supplies were hard to get. Bad weather was the worst problem.

ISBN13:9781891570070.

Germany and Japan depended on air forces that were closely integrated with land and naval forces; the Axis powers downplayed the advantage of fleets of strategic bombers, and were late in appreciating the need to defend against Allied strategic bombing.

The Australian First Tactical Air Force (No. 1 TAF) was formed on 25 October 1944 by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Its purpose was to provide a mobile force of fighter and ground attack aircraft that could support Allied army and naval units fighting the Empire of Japan in the South West Pacific Area. One of several Allied tactical air forces formed during World War II, it evolved from the RAAF's No. 10 Operational Group, established a year earlier.

Although this book is devoted exclusively to organizations that were active during World War II, its coverage of those organizations is not confined to the World War II period. Instead, each organization is traced back to its origin and forward to 1 January 1956, with later activations being mentioned if they took place prior to the time the draft of the book was prepared in 1957-1958. The organizations are presented under the designations they carried on 2 September 1945.

The first task it was given was one that traditionally had been done by the cavalry – scouting the movements of the . Between 1917 and 1939 the Air Force would move from the periphery to the centre of British military thinking, planning and expenditure

The first task it was given was one that traditionally had been done by the cavalry – scouting the movements of the enemy. Once the front lines had solidified and trench warfare began, airmen mapped the battlefield, spotted for the artillery and clashed with enemy aviators trying to do the same thing. Between 1917 and 1939 the Air Force would move from the periphery to the centre of British military thinking, planning and expenditure. The development was the result of two growth spurts, both of them brought about by fear of German air power. The Royal Air Force itself was conceived in the panicky atmosphere generated by continuing German air raids on Britain.

Abstract World War II is usually seen as a titanic land battle, decided by. .

A look at tactical air operations in World War II illuminates important aspects of coalition warfare and the command and control of airpower. World War II is usually seen as a titanic land battle, decided by mass armies, most importantly those on the Eastern Front. Phillips Payson O’Brien shows us the war in a completely different light. Instead, the record shows that a joint force conception and execution of strategy is what has won wars in the past and will continue to win wars in the future.

AAF doctors, for example, helped design the first flying suits that countered the physiological effects of the excess gravity forces (g-forces) in high-speed maneuvers.

From November, 1944, to May, 1945, the last seven months of World War II in Europe, nearly 30,000 American and French airmen fought together in the First Tactical Air Force (Provisional) a unique organization born of expediency. This book tells their story.First TACAF was hastily formed in southeastern France to provide air support and cooperation with the Franco-American Sixth Army Group which included the U.S. Seventh Army and the French First Army.Major units assigned were XII Tactical Air Command, controlling five former Twelfth and Ninth Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt groups through its 64th Fighter Wing; the First French Air Corps (FFAC) with its three P-47 groups;  four B-26 Marauder groups, two from the Twelfth and two from FFAC's II Brigade de Bombardment, all under 42nd Bomb Wing; and, the Western French Air Forces (WFAF).This is a chronological account of the ground and air war along the often forgotten southern front. Tannehill writes of the many difficulties the provisional air force faced. Its units got few replacements, aircrew had to continue to fly combat missions without relief and many of its ground and support personnel were tiring after being overseas for 24 months. Its aircraft were war-weary. Supplies were hard to get. Bad weather was the worst problem. Europe was experiencing its most severe winter in 30 years, with record-breaking cold, snow, ice and fog. Still, aircraft were serviced and flown even in "unflyable" conditions. The provisional air force was hampered by lack of continuity in leadership: it had three different commanding officers. An "ad hoc" force to begin with, it was loosely organized with a sometimes blurred chain-of-command due to the fluid front, often chaotic combat situations and fighter groups coming and going.Virtually unknown and usually unsung, First TACAF was a necessarily cobbled-together amalgamation of U.S. and French, vastly different in organization, leadership styles, language and temperament. This book is a tribute to the aircrew, ground crew and Service squadron men of the provisional air force who worked together so successfully in carrying out their duties. Tannehill draws on research into Official records, personal diaries and interviews with veterans for First TACAF. The book has nearly 500 black-and-white photographs of people, places and planes--most never before published.  Included are eight pages of color photos and aircraft profiles. Numerous "sidebar" stories, plus charts, maps and artwork, give an in-depth look at combat action. First TACAF is 8 1/2" x 11" x 1/2", printed on glossy stock, softbound with color card covers.