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The Strategic Air Command

The Strategic Air Command

by William Borgiasz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275948617

ISBN-13: 9780275948610

Pub. Date: 01/09/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This work analyzes the evolution of the U.S. strategic air force from 1945 to 1955. As commander of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) from 1948 through 1955, Curtis LeMay shaped U.S. strategic forces to survive the new world. He insisted that the Air Force have access to atomic energy information for strategic planning. He struggled to find, promote, and retain the

Overview

This work analyzes the evolution of the U.S. strategic air force from 1945 to 1955. As commander of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) from 1948 through 1955, Curtis LeMay shaped U.S. strategic forces to survive the new world. He insisted that the Air Force have access to atomic energy information for strategic planning. He struggled to find, promote, and retain the most qualified pilots and support personnel in the Air Force. This work describes the evolution of Air Force strategic forces, describes the importance of personnel to the SAC mission and how LeMay addressed the problem, examines the development of specialized maintenance in SAC, traces the transition from the B-47 to the B-52, and explores the importance of intelligence and targeting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275948610
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/09/1996
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Air Force Strategic Planning, 1945 to 1953

The New Look

Evolution of SAC Personnel Policies

Origins and Evolution of SAC Maintenance

The Transition from the B-47 to the B-52

Intelligence and Targeting

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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