Air War Over Southeast Asia: A Pictorial Record Vol. 1, by Lou Drendel

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68. Frederic A. Bergerson, The Army Gets an Air Force: Tactics of Insurgent Bureaucratic Politics (Baltimore, 1980), 72-78. 69. Hamilton H. Howze, The Howze Board, Army (February 1974), 12. 70. , 296­ 297. 71. , pp. 295-300. Doubt was cast on the Air Force’s exclusive responsibil­ ity for the delivery of United States’ strategic nuclear weapons by the develop­ ment of ballistic missile technology. For a time, both the Army and the Air Force worked on their own strategic missile systems until the Wilson memo served 35 notice on the Army team, led by Wernher Von Braun, at Huntsville, Alabama.

58. Tilford, op cit, 8-9 59. , 302. 60. , 243. 61. Ironically, Rowny’s extracurricular activities were brought to the atten­ tion of the Army Chief of Staff by Army reserve Captain, Congressman Henry Jackson (WA) who, having attended one of the sessions, was so impressed that he wanted Rowny’s ideas established as Army doctrine. , 15-16. 62. Kenneth J. Clifford, Progress and Purpose: A Developmental History of the United States Marine Corps, 1900-1970 (Washington, DC, History and Muse­ ums Division, Head Quarters United States Marine Corps, 1973), 71-72.

Experience with airborne forces in the Second World War alerted the Army to the vulnerability of its all-wooden gliders. The Army, therefore, developed the XCG-20 all metal glider. 74 Further refinements led to the C-123 Provider. However, as part of the agreement creating the independent Air Force, the Army had to buy its aircraft through the former service. 75 The result­ ing aircraft was unsuitable for the small, minimally prepared air strips from 28 which the Army intended it to operate. 76 The Army decided, therefore, to purchase the already developed DHC­ 4 Caribou STOL transport aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.

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