logistics history

October 2004
Air Force Journal of Logistics;Fall2004, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p23
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the history of logistics. During World War I, the U.S. Army essentially build two separate and different air forces: a training air force in the continental United States; and a combination training and combat air force in Europe. As America prepared to enter World War I, one thing was clear it was incapable of sending a modern army to fight in Europe. As a result, an American presence on the Western Front could be attained only through substantial assistance from the Allied powers. From a ground warfare perspective, preparation and training would be, for the most part, in French hands. Various approaches have been used to examine maintenance and specialty training and the close interaction between the U.S. and British forces.


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