Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Article excerpt

In keeping with our trend toward new beginnings, this issue debuts a new look for Air Power History, the first major reimagining of the design in twenty-two years. The last revamp took place in 1993, after the Center for Air Force History took over production. Gus Bell was the architect of that design, and its longevity is a tribute to how well he did it. The new design is an effort to improve readability and visual appeal. We would love your feedback on how you like it. You may contact me directly at airpowerhistory@yahoo.com or send a letter or email to the Foundation offices at the addresses on page two.

In this issue, we have two longer articles than normal, resulting in just three articles overall. In the first one, William Head writes on the operations into Laos in Lam Son 719. He has wanted to write on this for some time, and we are fortunate to be able to assist.

Our second article is an expression by Douglas Dildy of what he feels caused the Nazi failure to defeat the RAF in the Battle of Britain. An excellent read.

Our third article is a posthumous article by Richard K. Smith, who died a couple of years ago, but had articles published in this journal previously. It was laboriously readied for publication by Cargill Hall and Wolfgang Samuel, among others, to continue the fine work that Smith was known for.

Of course, we have our customary lot of book reviews once again, eighteen in this issue, starting on page 48. …

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