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Reach & Power: The Heritage of the U.S. Air Force in Pictures & Artifacts
Reach & Power: The Heritage of the U.S. Air Force in Pictures & Artifacts
Our Price: $130.00
Year: 1997
Pages: 556
Binding Hardcover

Product Code: 0756736714

Ron Dick (au); Richard P. Hallion (fr). This illustrated oversize vol. commemorates the 50th ann’y. of the creation of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as a fully independent branch of the military  in 1947. Covers the accomplishments & actions in the history of American aviation, which predates the creation of the USAF: from the era of the Wright biplanes before & through WWI; the years of development between 1919 & 1941; the harrowing maturation of the force during WWII’s global fight; the creation of the service itself; its tempering during the Berlin Airlift & the Korean War; the long watch of the Cold War; the grueling conflict in Southeast Asia; the rebuilding of the force in the 1970s & 1980s; air power’s triumph in the Gulf War, & its use since then for both humanitarian & combat operations.

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