Название: The US. Air Service In World War I
Автор: Maurer Maurer
Издательство: Office Air Force History
Год издания: 1979
Количество страниц: 810
Размер: 78 mb
The Battle of St. Mihiel is of singular significance in the history of United States participation in World War I. It was the first battle in France in which an American army fought under the American flag. The U.S. offensive gained all objectives quickly and with relatively few casualties,. It eliminated a menacing salient that had threatened the Allied battleline for four years, and it cleared the way for new offensive that would end the war in less than two months. Aerial operations at St. Mihiel made the battle an important event in the history of U.S. Military aviation. It was, primarily, Col. William (Billy) Mitchell's show. He put together the largest air force ever committed to battle and drew up the plan for its employment. This volume presents documents relating to the role of U.S. aviation in the Battle of St. Mihiel.