By N Williams, Nicholas M. Williams
Книга airplane of the U.S.' army Air shipping provider 1948 to 1966 airplane of the us' army Air shipping carrier 1948 to 1966 Книги Вооружение Автор: Nicholas M. Williams Год издания: 1999 Формат: pdf Издат.:Midland Страниц: 194 Размер: 149.72 ISBN: 1857800877 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Formed at first of the "Cold battle" period, the army Air shipping provider (MATS) sprung out of the newly-created usa Air strength to serve the U.S. army through the global. From the Berlin Airlift to Vietnam, MATS crews and airplane have been discovered at each "hot spot," and MATS represented a golden period for the U.S. Air Force.As good because the historical past of the carrier regularly, Williams offers in-depth assurance of every kind of airplane operated. a great collection of photos in prime quality, large-format copy accents the textual content.
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Early in October 1952, a small detachment of six pilots and 13 enlisted men was sent to Korea to operate four new H-19As under the Fifth Air Force for the insertion and retrieval of agents along the coastal mud flats north of the DMZ. Flying off Cho-do Island, these 581st ARCW H-19As often supplemented 3rd ARS aircraft and its own SA-16As in the rescue of downed American and allied airmen, plus agents from within North Korea. The full story of the 581st ARCW's exploits during the Korean War has yet to be told, but it is interesting to note that the last American prisoners ofwar to be released by the Chinese Communists, in August 1955, were the pilot and surviving crewmen of an ARCS B-29 that had been shot down during a leaflet-dropping mission near the Yalu River inJanuary 1953.
And, while the pre-war airlift requirements to Japan had been about 70 tons per month, by the end of September 1950 over 100 tons per day were being airlifted. On their return flights, MATS transports provided aeromedical evacuation from Japan to the United States for about 350 patients per month. By November 1950, the Pacific Airlift had stabilized and the West Coast Airlift Task Force (prOVisional) was disbanded and its responsibilities were assumed by the Continental Division of MATS. By March 1952, the Pacific Airlift was utilizing approximately 60 MATS, 60 commercial, and 15 United Nations transports.
The 1737th Ferrying Squadron was formed at Kelly AFB in March 1950 to ferry aircraft between the manufacturers' plants and operating squadrons, and to feny in-service aircraft to various IRAN (Inspect and Repair As Necessary), 41 remanufacturing or retirement sites. Although many aircraft were transported overseas by ship, by late 1952 the demand for air ferrying services had increased to the point where the 1708th Ferrying Group was formed at Kelly AFB (redesignated as the 1708th Fenying Wing on 20th October 1955).