Accession Number:

ADA297895

Title:

A Case Study of Airpower and the Protection of Sealift,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

In future conflicts, the US may not have a permissive environment for it sealift effort and must plan to protect its shipping assets if it is to conduct successful operations. A significant capability to provide this protection if the use of land based airpower. By examining an historical example from World War II, several lessons can be drawn that are applicable for today The efforts of the Luftwqffe in the protection of Axis shipping in the Mediterranean theater show how airpower can be both used properly and improperly in this role. KAR p. 2

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE