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O. , CAC, for Maj Gcn A. 1. S. c I'lisiorical Research Agency, Ma)lwell AFB, Ala. (hereafter cited as AF I'IRA). Wilsoll. f 111111 f'in:pOIl'CI: pp. 79- 108. Memo, OCFA, (7 Jun 321, provides a detailed account of the con troversy over aerial observers rrom 1919ul11i11932. AERIAL OBSERVATION TO 1938 17 intelligently delivered air raids might so interfere with a country's mobilization that ground armies might never come into contact. Modern war- air war- would bc short, sharp, and decisive. J1 The theory carried certain organizational implications.

S. Army. D. diss .. Duke University. 1981), pp. 152- 76. William O. Oden. Ajic" Ilic 7hmclles: TI'e 1im'''iol'JJ/(l/iOlJ of us. AI'II/)' Docll'illc. /9/I:J- J939. Te~as A&M Universily Mililary History Series, no. 64 (College 51alion: Texas A&M Univcrsity Press, 1999). pp. 204-05. " Robert Perry, "The Interaction of Technology and Doctrine in Ihe USA~:" in Air /'ower IIlId rrhrfilt'c: Pl'oc"Cedil/gs oflhe Eigh/II Milililry l/isIOIY SymJlOsium. cadell/)'. / 8- 20 Qclobe,' f978. cd. Alfred F. tlnrley mul Ronald C.

Takeoffs and landings on unprepared fields close to the fron l, autogiros increased the constituency in the ground arms for 1m aircraft ofmorc conventional design but with sim ilar capabilit ies. Second, they stimulated Congress to appropriate funds for furthe r deve lopment of rotafy-wing aircraft. >IO Two Frenchmen, Louis Breguet and Rene Dorland, developed the first practical heli copte r, the Brcguet-Dorland 314 Gyroplane Laboratoi re, which first flew on 26 June 1935. It fea tured two coax ial, coullIerro tating, two-bladc rotors to neutralize torque.

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