Accession Number : AD0020375


Title :   PHYSIOLOGICAL RECOGNITION OF STRAIN IN FLYING PERSONNEL. EOSINOPENIA IN F-86 COMBAT OPERATIONS


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : DOMANSKI, THADDEUS J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/020375.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Recognizable combat stresses encountered by F-86 pilots in Korea are discussed with respect to pre- and postflight blood eosinophil counts. Data from 19 missions flown by 16 pilots suggested that eosinopenia (decrease in eosinophil count of 50% or more) following a combat mission involving no air-to- air combat was limited to combat pilots judged by supervisory flying personnel to be weak or very weak in combat performance. The absence of eosinopenia following combat missions involving air-to-air combat was limited to average, better than average, and superior combat pilots.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS , *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , PILOTS , AERIAL WARFARE , MISSIONS , KOREA , EOSINOPHILS , BLOOD COUNTS


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE