By John F Kreis
From the earliest improvement of strive against aviation, the safety and endured working potency of validated bases assured the winning software of air strength in sleek army campaigns. the standards affecting this safeguard are many and sundry. they're explored intimately during this selection of reviews drawn from American and international adventure relationship from global battle I to the Arab-Israeli clash of 1973. John F. Kreis accomplished this quantity whereas assigned to the exact reports department, workplace of Air strength historical past. A graduate of Williamette collage, Mr. Kreis additionally earned a grasp of Arts measure in background in 1975 on the collage of Delaware. As an Air strength officer he really expert in air base safeguard and safeguard. As a part of his coaching for paintings during this box, he graduated from the Federal Bureau of research nationwide Academy at Quantico, Virginia
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Before their own air defense units were available, American airdromes were ordinarily protected from air * The remaining board members were Lt. Col. J. W. Wright, Infantry, and Capt. W. J. Pearmain, Ordnance. The group visited thirteen major locations, only one of which, Colombey-les-Belles, was an air base. Chapman was a pilot who had previously served with Gorrell and Capt. Benjamin D. Foulois as part of the 1st Aero Squadron in Texas and Mexico in 1916. S. forces in the area, or by base support troops who had received some machine gun instruction.
Shipton had formed an American antiaircraft school in France, but lacked weapons and trained people. The American AA school acomplished little until February 1918, when Shipton proposed a plan for organizing the whole of the AEF's AntiAircraft Service. On March 5th, an American Army board of officers recommended AA protection for the rear areas, where many air bases were located. S. air defense system closely tied to that of the British and French. It specified places which required immediate protection and noted the need for more dispersal to reduce the vulnerability of the AEF's sites to air attack.
In a fit of frustration, Brig. Gen. Benjamin D. " Shipton assured Foulois the next day that four batteries of men would be sent to Colombey-les-Belles as soon as they completed training. Another four batteries would go to Ourches shortly afterward. Unfortunately, even Shipton's 16 WORLD WAR I intervention availed him nothing. 2 9 Colombey-les-Belles lay 25 miles from the front lines and was the home of the 1st Air Depot, through which the American Air Service supplied all its units in the Toul sector.
Air warfare and air base air defense, 1914-1973 by John F Kreis