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Torch and the Twelfth Air Force. by Monro MacCloskey

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Published by Rosen Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Africa, North.


  • United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 12th.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.,
  • Operation Torch.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 191-192.

SeriesThe Military research series
LC ClassificationsD766.82 .M23
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4467548M
ISBN 100823902404
LC Control Number79151669

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: MacCloskey, Monro. Torch and the Twelfth Air Force. New York, Rosen Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type. The 12th Air Force participated in the invasion of Algeria and French Morocco in November, known as "Operation Torch". Constituted as Twelfth Air Force on 20 August and activated the same day. Moved to England, August-September , and then on to North Africa for the invasion of Algeria and French Morocco in November Torch and the Twelfth Air Force Pub. Date. ] Language. English. Choose a Format. Book Show Edition. Available from another library. Quick Copy View. Place Hold. The Aaf in Northwest Africa. an Account of the Twelfth Air Force in the Northwest African Landings and the Battle for Tunisia. Wings at War. Commemorative Edition.

The Twelfth AF was activated on 20 August and participated in the invasion of Algeria and French Morocco in November, known as Operation Torch. Groups under the 12th Air Force command included the 2nd Bombardment Group (H), 97th Bombardment Group (H), 99th Bombardment Group (H), st Bombardment Group (H), 82nd Fighter Group, th. The origin of 12th Air Force began with a series of meetings conducted in mid when Allied planners were developing a strategy for the invasion of Northwest Africa. Dubbed Operation Torch, the hope was that this effort would serve as a preliminary step. The th Bombardment Group, USAAF, was a B Mitchell group within the Twelfth Air Force that served in North Africa, Sicily and on the mainland of Italy, mainly targeting Axis communication targets. The group was activated on 15 March and began to prepare to be deployed overseas. The Twelfth Air Force is a Numbered Air Force of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command. It is headquartered at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The command serves as a primary conventional fighter and bomber warfighting headquarters trained and ready for worldwide employment of airpower. It is responsible for the combat readiness of 10 active-duty wings and one direct reporting Country: United States of America.

Air Force Combat Units of World War II Torch and the Twelfth Air Force Monro MacCloskey Snippet view - Big Week: The Classic Story of the Crucial Air Battle of WWII Glenn B. Infield Snippet view - All Book Search results » Bibliographic information. Title: Air Force Combat Units of World War II The Watts aerospace library:5/5(1).   All I've been able to figure out is that the 97th and st bomber groups, were moved from the Eighth Air Force in England to the Twelfth Air Force in . XII Tactical Air Command. XII Tactical Air Command was constituted as XII Ground Air Support Command on 10 September and activated on 17 September. It was assigned to Twelfth Air Force and redesignated as XII Air Support Command, and later redesignated as XII Tactical Air Command . TORCH and the Twelfth Air Force Worl War II was to see larger operations than the Anglo-American invasion of Northwest Africa, but none surpassed it in complexity, in daring- and the prominence of hazard involved-or in the degree of strategic surprise achieved. The most important attribute of TORCH, however, is the most obvious. It was the.