Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
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By the end of World War II,
the troop carrier mission was fully recognized as one of the air
force's three combat missions, the other two being fighter and
In 1947 the US Air Force was established, and Air Force troop carriers
became responsible for the air lift of supplies into the blockaded city
of Berlin less than a year later. In 1950 troop carriers began
operations in Korea, then in French Indochina - although their role
there was clandestine. In the 1950s Tactical Air Command troop carrier
squadrons were the key element in the new doctrine of instant response
to overseas "trouble spots." Then came Vietnam.
Yet, in spite of the tremendous record achieved by troop carrier crews
in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, very little has ever been published
about it. The few books devoted to airlift have been written about the
role of the logistical mission of the Army Air Transport Command and
its successors, Military Air Transport Service, Military Airlift
Command and Air Mobility Command. The larger and militarily more
important role of the troop carrier mission - it was redesignated as
"tactical airlift" in 1967 - has been ignored.
The author, who spent eleven years in Tactical Air Command and Pacific
Air Forces troop carrier/tactical airlift squadrons and MAC military
airlift squadrons, began work on this history in the early 1990s.
drawing on sources such as the official history of the US Army Air
Forces in World War II, Ennis Thompson's book on 315th Air Division
operations in Korea and the US Air Force Office of Air Force History
volume TACTICAL AIRLIFT in it's Southeast Asia series. The information related in this work can not be found in any other single source.
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Nathaniel Gunn (son of Pappy Gunn) -
SAM: IN SPITE OF THE TURBULENCE AROUND THIS LAST YEAR, I FINALLY
FINISHED ..ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME A SUPERB EFFORT ON YOUR PART, MY
A PERFECT SCENARIO OF MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT FROM TINY BEECH C-45'S TO
C-130 MONSTER JETS WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IS CHRONICLED HOW THE US AIR
FORCE HAS GENERATED THE LARGEST AIR LINE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN. THE
MEN WHO ACCOMPLISHED THIS MAGNIFICENT FEAT COULD FORM AND OPERATE ANY
AIR LINE IN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
OF COURSE, I AM ESPECIALLY PROUD OF THE SMALL PART MY FATHER PLAYED
WHEN GENERAL BRERETON GAVE HIM HIS ORDERS IN DECEMBER 1941 TO "TAKE
YOUR PLANES AND CARRY MEN, MATERIAL AND MESSAGES AROUND THE
PHILIPPINES, DUTCH EAST INDIES AND AUSTRALIA.." HIS PLANES WERE TWIN
BEACH C-45'S THAT WERE LICENSED TO CARRY FIVE PASSENGERS AND TWO
PILOTS. FROM THAT TO WHAT THE MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT IS DOING TODAY IS
WHAT YOUR BOOK IS ALL ABOUT.
SAM, A NEEDED JOB WELL DONE,