Accession Number : ADA088294


Title :   The U.S. Air Service in World War I. Volume III. The Battle of St. Mihiel


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Maurer, Maurer


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a088294.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 810


Abstract : The Battle of St. Mihiel is of singular significance in the history of United States participation in World War I. It was the first battle in France in which an American army fought under the American flag. The U.S. offensive gained all objectives quickly and with relatively few casualties,. It eliminated a menacing salient that had threatened the Allied battleline for four years, and it cleared the way for new offensive that would end the war in less than two months. Aerial operations at St. Mihiel made the battle an important event in the history of U.S. Military aviation. It was, primarily, Col. William (Billy) Mitchell's show. He put together the largest air force ever committed to battle and drew up the plan for its employment. This volume presents documents relating to the role of U.S. aviation in the Battle of St. Mihiel. It is the third in a series of four volumes that the Office of Air Force History is publishing on the U.S. Air Service in World War I.


Descriptors :   *AERIAL WARFARE , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , ARMY AVIATION , DOCUMENTS , HISTORY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , TACTICAL BOMBING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE