Accession Number : ADA624038


Title :   Development of Maritime Patrol Aviation in the Interwar Period, 1918-1941


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Mergen, Christopher J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a624038.pdf


Report Date : 12 Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 172


Abstract : The contributions of patrol aviation during World War II as the long-range patrol and reconnaissance arm of the U.S. Navy are well documented, but the development of its origins remain historically under-examined. The goal of this thesis is to perform an historical investigation of the influential forces that shaped the development of patrol aviation during the interwar period, 1918 to 1941. In order to form a thorough and objective argument, the research approaches these influential forces through an investigation from a strategic, technological, and operational perspective.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , *PATROL AIRCRAFT , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE , FIRST WORLD WAR , FLEETS(SHIPS) , OBSERVATION , OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT , SECOND WORLD WAR , THESES


Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE