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The North African air campaign

Christopher M. Rein

The North African air campaign

U.S. Army Air forces from El Alamein to Salerno

by Christopher M. Rein

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • Military History,
  • United States. Army Air Forces,
  • Campaigns,
  • American Aerial operations,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementChristopher M. Rein
    SeriesModern war studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD766.82 .R37 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25361878M
    ISBN 109780700618781
    LC Control Number2012024110

    North Apennines 10 September April By the end of the first week of August members of the British Eighth Army stood on the Ponte Vecchio, bridging the Arno River in recently liberated Florence, Italy. The Eighth Army had just completed a campaign, in conjunction with the U.S. Military professionals and theorists have long understood the relevance of morale in war. Montgomery, the victor at El Alamein, said, following the battle, that 'the more fighting I see, the more I am convinced that the big thing in war is morale'. Jonathan Fennell, in examining the North African campaign through the lens of morale, challenges.

      After defeating Italy and Germany in the North African Campaign (November 8, ) of World War II (), the United States and Great Britain, the . North African Campaign, – Italy's entrance into the war changed the entire scene in the Mediterranean region; previously a minor theater of war, the area now became tremendously important. Mussolini had made no secret of his desire to construct a huge Mediterranean empire at the expense of .

    Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The 12th Air Force in the North African Winter Campaign: 11 November to the Reorganization of 18th February (Us Air Forces Historical Studie by Army Air Force Historical Office and Headquarters Army Air Forces (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Operation Torch (8–16 November ) was an Allied invasion of French North Africa during the Second World French colonies in the area were dominated by the Vichy French, formally aligned with Germany but of mixed s indicated that they might support the Allies. The American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, commanding the operation, planned a three-pronged attack on Location: French Morocco and French Algeria.


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The North African air campaign by Christopher M. Rein Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rein uses the air campaign waged by the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) in North Africa, Sicily and Salerno as a case study.

The author begins by reviewing the work of interwar air theorists (Giulio Douhet and Billy Mitchell) and their impact on the formation of air doctrine, equipment and training of the U.S.

Army Air Corps in the s/5(5). Alan Moorehead was a war correspondent who covered most of the 3-year desert campaign in North Africa in World War II.

Therefore, he saw the war at first hand, sometimes coming under fire himself (usually from aircraft), sometimes getting lost in the vast desert, sometimes missing key events because his reporter's intuition led him astray/5(16).

Military historian Christopher Rein talked about his book, The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Rein described how the fledgling U.S. Army Air Forces. The North African campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June to 13 May It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), as well as Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign).

The campaign was fought between the Allies, many of whom had colonial Location: Italian Libya, Kingdom of Egypt, French Algeria. The North Africa campaigns were a series of World War II battles for control of the Suez Canal, a vital lifeline for Britain’s colonial empire, and the oil resources of the Middle East.

Learn more about the history and significance of the North Africa campaigns in this article. The North African Air Campaign by Christopher M. Rein available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. Examines the successes and failures of the U.S.

ArmyAir Forces in North Africa in World War : Christopher M. Rein. from the United States Army Air Forces involvement in the North African Campaign from 8 November to 13 May The paper outlines the state of training, command and control, and readiness of the U. Army and the U. Army Air Forces and their procedures for battlefield coordination.

The paper highlights some of the antagonisms between airAuthor: F R Starbuck. Get this from a library. The North African air campaign: U.S.

Army Air forces from El Alamein to Salerno. [Christopher M Rein] -- This book examines how American fighter planes and heavy bombers played a pivotal role in the Allies' successful ground campaigns in North Africa during World War II.

The North African Campaign began in June of and continued for three years, as Axis and Allied forces pushed each other back and forth across the desert. The North African Campaign, or Desert War, took place in the North African desert during World War II between and North Africa is a region generally considered to include Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and the Western Sahara.

Before World War II, European powers held long-established positions in the region. The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno. By Christopher M. Rein. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, Maps. Photographs. Notes. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. x, $ ISBN: This is Dr.

Rein's first book and is part of the University Press of Kansas' Modem War Studies. The North African Air Campaign Going beyond the spare analysis of North African air operations in previous accounts, Christopher Rein shows how American fighter planes and heavy bombers, employed in almost exclusively tactical and operational roles, played a pivotal role in the Alliance's successful ground campaigns.

Rein’s book. Military historian Christopher Rein talked about his book, The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El User Created Clips from This Video Febru   Thus, the North African campaign and the naval campaign for the Mediterranean were extensions of each other in a very real sense.

The struggle for control of North Africa began as early as Octoberwhen Italy invaded Ethiopia from its colony Italian Somaliland. That move made Egypt very wary of Italy’s imperialistic aspirations. The North African Campaign () produced some of the British army's most iconic moments of the Second World War, and the Allied and Axis armies repeated advance back and forward across Libya, before the Allied victories of El Alamein and Operation Torch forced the Axis forces back into an increasingly small bridgehead in Tunisia.

Coverage commences with a compact chronicle of the air campaign. Here, Patrick Branly succinctly surveys key actions – and principal aircraft protagonists. Eighteen pages of Richard Caruana's excellent color plates – 90 individual aircraft profiles, all potent project incentives – sample the swath of North African warplane warpaint.

This is 9th in the Airframe Extra series produced by Valiant Wings Publishing which covers the Campaigns from all combatants in North Africa with the historical aspects of the battles on the ground and in the air in North Africa from Italy’s declaration of war on France and the United Kingdom on the 10th June through to the surrender of all Axis forces in Tunisia on the 13th May Further volumes which were planned were intended to cover the History of the South African Air Force; the Abyssinian Campaign; the Italian Campaign and the war in North Africa (excluding those actions covered by the Sidi Rezeg and Crisis in the Desert volumes).

In General Brink stressed that unless early action was taken to raise funds. The Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) saw the first operational deployment of US armoured divisions in World War II, and the experience proved chastening for the 1st Armored Division when it suffered defeat at the hands of Rommel&#;s Afrika Korps at the battle of Kasserine Pass.

This title covers the organization of these early US armored divisions, as well as the independent tank. Air Battles: North African Campaign Although Benito Mussolini’s Regia Aeronautica attacked the British bastion of Malta in early Junethe aerial war in North Africa took a long time to develop, despite skirmishing with Royal Air Force planes flying from bases in Egypt.

Historian Christopher Rein tackles this conundrum in The North African Air Campaign. This well-researched book explains the buildup of American air power in both the Eastern and Western Campaigns and their contribution to Allied victory in the Mediterranean Theater.

The book. Hi everyone! I'm looking for book reccomendations on WW2 air campaign in North African theatre. Something that would describe efforts of Luftwaffe Fliegefuhrer Afrika and RAF Western Desert Air Force for the period of in Libya and Egypt.

In english, if available. In the West, the North African campaign was the first step to liberating Europe. In the grand scheme of the war, it was a sideshow, though it had value in blooding troops, gaining experience, and showing the public that the countries were involved.