Every Inch a Soldier: Augustine Warner Robins and the Building of U.S. Airpower
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BeschreibungAs a West Point cadet (1903-1907), Augustine Warner Robins numbered among his classmates and friends Hap Arnold and Frank Andrews. As a young officer, he fought under Black Jack Pershing in Mexico and met a young George Patton and Ben Foulois. As a senior officer, he worked with such luminaries of the day as Charles A. Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, Lester Maitland, Orville Wright, and Billy Mitchell. Even more significantly, during his career he was instrumental in developing the first official and workable Air Force supply maintenance and accountability system. He helped establish official guidelines for training of logistics officers, NCOs, and civilians working for the Army Air Corps. Robins's life provides, through his thousands of letters, telephone transcripts, and other primary materials, a unique window on the interwar period, and especially on the history of aviation in America.
PortraitHistorian William Head is deputy chief of the Office of History, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and a member of the adjunct faculty for Georgia Military College and Macon College. He completed his doctorate in history at Florida State University. He has written several books and a number of articles on aspects of military and Air Force history, as well as foreign policy.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1995
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten