Air defense artillery brigade are capable of deploying worldwide, on short notice, to provide air defense force protection from air breathing threats and tactical ballistic missiles, as well as allowing freedom. A bombing campaign known as operation Rolling Thunder, the United States military aircraft attacked targets throughout North Vietnam. The bombing was intended to put military pressure on North Vietnams communist leaders and reduce war against U.S supported government of South Vietnam. This operation marked the first American assault on North Vietnamese territory. It also represented major expansion of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
“The AAF had several medium bombers capable of launching the attack: the B-18, B-23, B-25 and B-26” (Chun 31). The Aircraft that was chosen was the B-25 Mitchell over the other aircraft because the B-18 had become obsolete and the other two aircraft have larger wingspan then the B-25. The B-25 was a twin engine, medium bomber with a range of 2,000 miles with the capability to carry a normal bomb load of 2,400 lbs (Cohen). It wingspan was also a compact 53 feet long. The aircraft were stripped down off all unessential items to lower their weight and modified to increase their range.
German understanding of the operational environment, taking into account the lessons learned from previous wars and their willingness to learn and adapt has lead them in development of Blitzkrieg as the ultimate weapon of the German army. The full potential of the Blitzkrieg was hampered by technology and logistical limitations; however, it reached the peak in contemporary combined arms warfare. The concept of achieving fast victory was not a new idea in the military culture, it was a concept that every leader during the wartime was striving to achieve. Unfortunately, this concept was hindered due to the technological limitations. At the beginning of the 20th century, the technology was rapidly developing, as a result it set the conditions for achieving a quick and decisive victory.
There he flew astonishing service trials on the new P-80A Shooting Star, America’s first operational jet fighter. Col Albert Boyd, who was considered to be the father of modern Air Force flight test, was chief of the Flight Test Division. He was tough and absolutely unyielding in his standards. He was trying to construct a cadre of test pilots that would possibly set industry-wide principles for that line of work. Under his examination, only the very best pilots were carefully chosen to enter the new test pilot school at Wright Field.
The Battle of Normandy otherwise known as “D-Day” was one of the most famous battles to be held during World War II and took place over a fifty mile stretch of the Normandy coastline. Allied forces that included the United States, United Kingdom and Canada took over Nazi forces which eventually lead to the mass destruction of the German forces. This intense invasion started on June 6th, 1944 and included parachute landings, air and naval attacks and many different phases of land and sea invasions throughout the day. The Allied forces were equipped with a staggering amounts of weaponry including, fifty thousand vehicles, four thousand warships and over eleven thousand planes ready to send into action. Choosing a supreme commander for this attack was crucial and
It’s no surprise that the government keeps secrets away from the American people, right? What if I told you that one of those secrets led up to over 190,000 deaths of fairly if not completely innocent people? Because that is exactly what happened as a result of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan project was a huge research conducted by scientists and physicists alike to create what would soon be the world’s first atomic bomb. Not only one of the world’s first atomic bombs, but definitely a huge turning point in history, causing bucketloads of death and destruction.
base on Tinian Island carrying the massive bomb, Fat Man, which will later be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. “The Kokura arsenal was the primary target, but it was covered by a heavy ground haze and the bombers couldn’t see the target” (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 60-years later). The secondary target was the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki, Japan. Seventy-four thousand people were killed and seventy-five thousand suffered severe injuries. Nagasaki’s damage was less extensive because the bomb was dropped about two miles off-target.
It promoted a substantial deal of industry and economic solidity. World War II propaganda provided to mobilize the public for a total war. During this time governments of the battling nations needed their countrymen to follow them and the operation of propaganda to influence the public to help in the war effort because it was the largest weapons used. Propaganda in the United States promoted an overwhelming sense of nationalism and brought their country together under illicit thoughts of their Axis