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The Building of a Fighter Squadron

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The Building of a Fighter Squadron
  • by Marshall Cloke, Major, Air Corps
    • Merriam Press World War 2 History Series
      • First Edition 2012
      • 132 8.5x11-inch pages
      • 4 figures
Originally published in World War II by the USAAF, this book was compiled as an aid to Junior Officer Pilots that they may better understand the building and functioning of a Fighter Squadron: "In a Fighter Squadron the Fighting spirit must be predominant. Such a spirit cannot be manufactured; it does not come in books. How can it be attained: In a 'Fighting' squadron this trait does not manifest itself in one an nor in one department, but in all men and in all departments. It is aggressiveness; it is an understanding of the word 'duty'; it is a man's pride in his work—whatever it may be—it is sacrifice; it is the ultimate conviction in a man's heart that he, as a man, has a job to complete before he can rest; and at present that job is winning this war." 
  • Introduction
  • Table of Organization
  • Duties of Squadron Department Heads
  • Plans and Training Schedule
  • Reports
  • Miscellaneous Subjects
  • Conclusion

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