Academic journal article Air Power History

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Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

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On the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic, we are privileged to present a fresh account of what really happened after the famous aviator landed at Le Bourget. Raymond Fredette, the foremost Lindbergh scholar, has mined the archival sources to produce a fascinating and persuasive new interpretation.

In the second article, "The United States Air Force and the Bats of Bracken Cave," Karl Preuss relates the little-known story of how bats interfered with nighttime flight training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in the 1960s. Readers will also find interesting the solution adopted to deal with the problem.

Air University's Professor Don Chipman discusses the 1999 air campaign against Serbia, for its "ethnic cleansing" of the Albanians living in Kosovo. In analyzing the seventy-eight day air campaign, Chipman demonstrates the impact that political considerations had on the flexibility of the air commander, Lt. Gen. Michael Short. …

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