Analysis of Aeromedical Evacuation in the Korean War and Vietnam War
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study examined aeromedical evacuation during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The two wars, the Korean and the Vietnam, are the most recent in our countrys history, and will most likely be the type of conflict we as a nation will be committed to in the future. The purpose of this research was to identify and describe the major logistics and operational factors of aeromedical evacuation in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The identification of successful logistic activities in aeromedical evacuation in each of these two wars permits a comparison in aeromedical evacuation in each of these wars permits a comparison between the wars. The description and identification of factors and the comparison between the wars provides insight to problems that may be encountered in future conflicts. From the study of past experience in these two wars we can learn from the mistakes and successes and avoid the same problems in the future. Chapter III examined aeromedical evacuation in the Korean War. This includes forward aeromedical evacuation, intratheater aeromedical evacuation and intertheater aeromedical evacuation. Chapter IV examined aeromedical evacuation in the Vietnam War. The military services examined in this chapter are the Air Force, Army, and Navy. Chapter V compares and contrasts methods of aeromedical evacuation used in each war. The chapter closes with conclusions based on the comparisons and provides recommendations to improve, and prepare for, aeromedical evacuation in future wars.
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