By LTC Charles E Miller
N this super accomplished evaluate of airlift and air mobility, Colonel Miller exhibits how the global orientation of yankee overseas coverage, the various threats to free-world pursuits, and the rate and complexity of contemporary war have mixed with political and source constraints to supply modern airlift doctrine and strength constitution. Airlift is the stream of products and other people to the place they're wanted, once they are wanted there. because the Nineteen Twenties there was an evolving expertise and articulation of the way to top arrange, teach, and equip airlift forces for that undertaking. the global orientation of yank international coverage, the various threats to unfastened global pursuits, and the rate and complexity of recent battle have mixed with political and source constraints to supply state-of-the-art airlift doctrine and strength constitution. Colonel Miller's research strains those many interrelationships to find what serious airlift judgements have been made, why they have been made, and what they might suggest sooner or later. Airlift is the spine of deterrence. A correctly established and built airlift strength is necessary to the winning execution of the nationwide army technique. How we expect approximately airlift and the way we translate these ideas right into a significant expression of the way to advance, set up, and hire airlift forces is key to the nationwide safeguard. Colonel Miller's research is a definitive step in that vital strategy.
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Of the Storage System of the Air Technical Service Command Part 1, 1918-1940 (Wright Field, Ohio : Air Materiel Command), 127. 56 . Lt Col C. C. Culver . commandant, Air Corps Tactical School, to chief of Air Corps, letter, 16 July 1927 . 57 . 2Lt William Wolfinbarger, group airdrome officer, Report of Group Airdrome Officer Covering the Transportation of Supplies and Personnel of the ACTS to Virginia Beach and Return to Langley Field, Virginia, 23 April 1920 . 58 . Maj H. H. C . , 1 . 59 . , 9.
28 . Ibid . 29 . Ibid . 30 . Futrell, Development of Aeromedical Evacuation, 10 ; Memorandum, Maj Gen Benjamin Foulois, chiefof the Air Corps, to assist chiefof staff G-4, subject: Air Corps Program, 2 February 1934 . 31 . Final Report on War Department Special Committee in Army Air Corps [Baker Board], 18 July 1934,2-3 . 32 . , 5-6. 33 . , 7. 34 . Ibid . 35 . , 59 . 36 . , 75 . 37 . Ibid . 38 . , 60 . 39 . , 29 . 40 . , 30 . 41 . , 67 . 42 . Ibid . 43 . Ibid . 44 . Transcript of the shorthand report of proceedings, transactions and testimony, before the Special Committee on Army Air Corps [Baker Board], morning, 21 May 1934, testimony of Maj Walter Frank, chief of Air Corps Plans Division, 2796 .
As experience grew with the air transport system, large amounts of cargo were repackaged, having arrived at the port prepared for rail or sea shipment in heavy, bulky containers . The experts also found that much planning had to go into deciding just what was important enough to be air shipped and, within that category, what the priorities of movement were . '1"lie prioritization process proved to be a critical step in the air system . -,-, %flogs at Miami were exceeding the capability even to store the volume of materiel involved, upwards of 75 percent of the cargo was arriving at the aerial port without a priority classification .
Airlift Doctrine by LTC Charles E Miller