Where Eagles Land: Planning and Development of U.S. Army Airfields, 1910-1941

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INDEX
Aberdeen, Md., 28. See also Phillips Field
Abilene, Tex., 126
acceptance parks, 44
Adams, Alba B., 109
Adjutant General, 40, 47, 108
aerial cost defense stations, 65
Aero Club of San Diego, 23
Aero Construction Squadrons, 41
Aeronautical Board, 16
Air Board. See Aircraft Production Board
Air Commerce Act, 68
Air Corps, Plans Division: airdrome requirements, study of, 127-28
Air Corps Act, 73, 148n.29
Air Corps Board, 96, 101-102, 108, 116, 118, 175n.49
Air Corps Ferrying Command, 134
Air Corps Tactical School: base needs, study on, 98; 1939 study, 132; relocation of, 86; site sought for, 81-82
Air Corps Technical Construction Program, 76, 81
Air Corps Technical School, 12, 40; site for, controversy over, 108-109. See also Chanute Field
Air Corps Training Center: auxiliary fields for, 103; establishment of, 79-80; reorganization of, 129
Air Engineers, 135
Air Plan for the Defense of the United States, 97
Air Service, 53-54, 58
Air War Plans Division: study by, 116
Aircraft Production Board, 41-42; site approval by, 40
Aircraft Year Book, 66
Airdrome Board, 100, 134; depots, recommendations on, 172n.33
airfields, design of, 5; basic, 39; circular, 10, 80; linear, 6, 7; ideal type, 6, 79 --configuration of, 2 --naming of, 45 --obsolescence of 4 --size of, 2
Airplane Engineering Department, 42
Airport Development Program, 132
airways: establishment of, 65; stations, 68; to Alaska, 119
Airways Section. See Office of the Chief of Air Service, Airways Section
Alameda, Cal.: Air Intermediate
Depot, 99; donation of land, 84, 167n.32. See also Benton Field
Alaska, 93, 111, 117, 118, 122, 128; airways stations in, survey of, 119; bases in, development of, 120;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 - A Solid Footing 1
  • 2 - Plans, Parade Grounds, and Politics 15
  • 3 - The First Test 35
  • 4 - The Lean Years 53
  • 5 - A New Beginning 73
  • 6 - Plans, Politics, and Air Bases 93
  • 7 - Air Bases, Plans, and Preparations 115
  • 8 - Planning for the Future 139
  • Notes 143
  • Selected Bibliography 183
  • Index 209
  • About the Author 221
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