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Ninth Us Army Light Aircraft Operations in Europe



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This book is a detailed look at how the Artillery Air Section of a US Army Headquarters functioned during WW II in Europe. It relates how its Air Observation Post aircraft were procured, crewed and operated, as recorded by the officer responsible for such matters. In this instance the HQ was that of Ninth US Army, and the officer concerned was the late Lt Col Robert M Leich. As Artillery Air Officer, Leich maintained a Daily Journal, and this is the principal source on which this book is based. The result is a book of a different kind, covering both operational and administrative matters. Also revealed is the close co-operation that existed between Ninth Army and the two USAAF 'air' units attached to it, namely the 125th Liaison Squadron and the 50th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron.

Product code: 9781781553022

ISBN 9781781553022
No. Of Pages 208
Publisher Fonthill Media
A detailed look at how Air Observation Post light aircraft operations carried out by the Ninth US Army in Europe during World War II, as recorded in the daily Journal or war diary maintained by the Artillery Air Officer at that Headquarters. Associated administrative matters are also covered.