US Army Air Force by Gordon L. Rottman
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US Army Air Force
By Gordon L. Rottman

US Army Air Force

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US Army Air Force by Gordon L. Rottman

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In June 1941 the US Army's air organisations were consolidated under a single command, the Army Air Forces or AAF. Its expansion was rapid and massive, and its contribution to the war effort was substantial. Books abound describing the AAF's impressive combat record, but little has been published to record what the men inside the machines wore to stay alive and effective in the air and on the ground, or, as often as not, in the water. Gordon L. Rottman's detailed treatment discusses the flying clothes, accessories and equipment worn and used by individual airmen fighting their often desperate battles in the sky.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855322950
ISBN-10: 1855322951
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Apr-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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During World War II American soldiers, or 'GIs' as they were more commonly known, headed into Europe laden with the provisions needed to survive and function in hostile territory. This book offers a comprehensive treatment of US World War II gear, covering not only basic belts, pouches, packs, mess gear, first aid gear, tools, and more.

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Author Biography - Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. He entered the Texas Army National Guard in 1974 and was the full-time Operations Sergeant of 2nd Bn., 143rd Inf., 36th Airborne Brigade until 1980, when he assumed a similar position with Co. G (Ranger), 143rd Inf. Reverting to part-time status in 1986, he is now the Opposing Forces Group Operations Sergeant in the Army Reserve's 75th Manoeuvre Area Command in Houston. He is a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Centre, Ft Polk.

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