Accession Number : ADA137450


Title :   The United States Air Force in Korea 1950-1953


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Futrell, Robert F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a137450.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 845


Abstract : The author describes operations with a clarity and a balance that have since become a model for official military history. Even better, he has analyzed the operations, interpreting their significance overall to the course of the conflict and their importance in the application of airpower to modern war. He shows the effects of close air support in enemy killed, supplies denied, and the turn of battle; he assesses the success or failure of various strategies, tactics, techniques, and methods; he emphasizes the difficulties the Air Force faced and how the challenges were met and overcome. He details the modifications to doctrine and procedure, the changes in organization necessitated by distance or shortages in men and equipment, or by austere and inadequate fields and facilities.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *WARFARE , BATTLES , BOMBING , BOOKS , HISTORY , KOREA , LOGISTICS , TARGETING


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE