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A Need to Know the Role of Air Force Reconnaissance in War Planning, 1945-1953

By Farquhar, John Thomas

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: A Need to Know the Role of Air Force Reconnaissance in War Planning, 1945-1953  
Author: Farquhar, John Thomas
Language: English
Subject: Instructional materials, Armed Forces, Air University (U.S.)
Collections: AU Press Collection
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Publisher: Air University Press


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Farquhar, J. T. (n.d.). A Need to Know the Role of Air Force Reconnaissance in War Planning, 1945-1953. Retrieved from

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Introduction: On 1 April 2001, a US Navy EP-3 Aries II surveillance aircraft collided with a People?s Liberation Army Air Force J-8 fighter plane that resulted in the loss of the Chinese pilot and an emergency landing on Hainan Island by the Navy plane. The Chinese government?s 11-day internment of the Navy flight crew shocked and amazed the American public. The ensuing diplomatic crisis and war of words reminded many of similar incidents from the supposedly defunct Cold War. Depending on the age of the individual, the EP-3 crisis evoked memories of the 1983 Soviet shoot down of Korean Air Lines (KAL) flight 007 or Francis Gary Powers?s ill-fated U-2 mission of 1 May 1960. Avid readers might remember a 1993 U.S. News & World Report issue devoted to ?America?s Top-Secret Spy War? that chronicled many of the 35 US Air Force and US Navy reconnaissance aircraft shot down from 1946 to 1961 with the loss of over 100 American airmen. 1 The April 2001 collision focused world attention upon a still little known but highly significant aspect of the Cold War--strategic aerial reconnaissance.

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Table of Contents: Dedication, Iii - About the Author, Ix - Acknowledgments, Xi - Introduction, Xv - Notes, Xxi - 1 the Origins of Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance - , 1 - Notes, 19 - 2 Groping In the Dark: Reconnaissance - Before Containment, 1945 ?1946, 25 - Notes, 42 - 3 From Containment to Berlin: Organizational - Steps to Fill Intelligence Gaps1947?1948, 49 - Notes, 80 - 4 Strategic Bombing Questioned: Intelligence - Shortfalls And War Plans1949 ?1950, 93 - Notes, 124 - 5 the Test: Strategic Reconnaissance In - Korea, 1950 ?1953, 133 - Notes, 161 - 6 Conclusion, 169 - Notes, 174


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