By David N. Spires
Air energy for Pattons military КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Air strength background and Museums ProgramАвтор(ы): David N. SpiresЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2002Количество страниц: 398Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 10.3 mb RapidIfolder fifty one
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Gen. Lewis H. Brereton pendent administrative channel directly to AAF supply agencies stateside. As for operational matters, the Ninth like its British counterpart the Second TAF, looked to the Anglo-American AEAF for direction. Here, the issue of command prerogatives appeared much less clear. Two weeks after the Ninth Air Force arrived in England, on November 1, 1943, the Allies activated the AEAF under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, the most controversial air commander on the Allied side.
The reassignment orders also named Weyland commander of a IX Fighter Command subordinate organization, the XIX Air Support Command—redesignated XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC) in April 1944—one of several tactical operational commands earmarked for service in support of field armies in France. 3 The Generals Paired Despite arriving within a week of each other, the two commanders probably did not meet personally until much later. Given their disparate personalities and backgrounds, at first glance this selection of officers as combat partners could hardly seem to be a likely combination.
In the forthcoming campaign, Colonel Browne would command the XIX TAC’s rear headquarters while Colonel Ferguson would direct activities from the command’s advance headquarters, and Colonel Thompson would form a small XRay (small, mobile command post) detachment to keep pace with General Patton’s rapidly moving command post echelon during the dash through France. The remaining support branch chiefs consisted of Maj. Robert C. Byers (A–1), Lt. Col. Charles H. Hallett (A–2), and Lt. Col. Howard F.
Air Power for Pattons Army by David N. Spires