Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Article excerpt

This issue's theme, other than interesting articles on little-known part of our air power history, is to highlight the on-going USAF commemorations, the Fiftieth of the Vietnam War, and the one hundredth of U.S. entry into World War I.

Our first article is by William Cahill. It is a substantial article on a fascinating World War II topic, that of radio countermeasures against the Japanese in the Southwest Pacific Area.

Our second article is by Daniel Haulman, and covers the process by which the Air Force disestablished several historic commands, Strategic Air Command, Tactical Air Command, and Military Airlift Command, among others, and brought them back to life. Good coverage on the process by which the Air Force tries to maintain its organizational continuity.

Our third article, highlights the conflict in southeast Asia, in this case, rescue operations in 1972. Darrel Whitcomb, our resident expert in all things rescue-oriented, has compiled a fine record of the services' rescue efforts.

The fourth and final article is a rearrangement of an earlier contribution by Juliette Hennessy, aimed at noting the commemoration of the U.S. entry into World War I, and how it really began before the formal declaration of war.

Once more, we would love to have more of you send in contributions for articles. …

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