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The Twelfth US Air Force : Tactical and Operational Innovations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1943-1944

By Major Matthew G. St. Clair, USMC

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Title: The Twelfth US Air Force : Tactical and Operational Innovations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1943-1944  
Author: Major Matthew G. St. Clair, USMC
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Military Science, Joint Warfare of Army and Airforce
Collections: United States, Innovation Management, Marketing Management, Science Fiction Collection, Business Management, Military Science, Naval Science, Leadership, Authors Community, Social Psychology, Bibliography, Management, Literature, History
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Publisher: Air University Press
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G. St. Clair, Usm, M. M. (n.d.). The Twelfth US Air Force : Tactical and Operational Innovations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1943-1944. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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This paper analyzes the participation of the US Twelfth Air Force in the Mediterranean theater of operation from 1943 to 1944 and also studies the coalition and joint operations required in the air campaign. Coalition and joint warfare provides numerous command, control, and coordination problems that are not easily de-conflicted. The goal of this paper is to highlight the lessons learned from the selected operations and their applicability to twenty-first-century warfare. The author will examine the development of tactics and operational procedures that were unique to this theater of war and the leadership challenges encountered in a coalition or joint command structure. This study will also examine the effectiveness of combined air operations with the RAF in support of the amphibious landings conducted by the US Fifth and British Eight Armies at Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio, Italy.

Table of Contents
1 Introduction . . . . 1 2 ALLIED AIR OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA . . . . .5 3 OPERATION HUSKY AND THE INVASION OF SICILY . . . .17 4 OPERATION AVALANCHE AND THE INVASION OF ITALY . .33 5 OPERATION SHINGLE AND THE ASSAULT OF ANZIO . . . .47 6 Conclusion . . . . 63 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . 69

 
 



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