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By Robert A Watkins

Depending seriously upon visuals, conflict shades fills an extended status void within the annals of the 8th Air strength in the course of global warfare II. This quantity makes a speciality of all forty-eight Bomb teams comprising the 8th and lines colour illustrations depicting the evolution of all fuselage, wing and tail markings assigned to the person devices. info about the right dimension, placement, colour and configuration of all tactical markings of U.S. Bomber Command are addressed. crew and squadron wrestle insignia in addition to airfield position maps for every unit also are depicted. All bombardment devices included in the 8th are listed and simply cross-referenced via squadron, workforce, wing and department assignments. also, all significant parts comprising the 8th were equipped into quickly reference organizational movement charts that exhibit the particular order-of-battle for the "Mighty Eighth." This publication is a useful software for somebody with an curiosity within the background of the U.S. 8th Air strength in global battle II.

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The port and rubber and tin production were also important, but on a different plane from the Naval Base. It was, of course, not sufficient to have a close defence of the area round the Naval Base itself. It was of great importance to keep enemy aircraft as far away from the Base as possible, on account of the danger of bombing; this meant extending the defence right up to the Northern end of Malaya. It may be noted that this was not dependent upon the policy of defending Malaya by means of air power.

On the Siamese side of the frontier this road was good; on our side it was fair-weather only for part of the way. There were only tracks leading from Burma into Northern Indo-China, and these involved the crossing of the River Mekong. Into China itself there was a fair track from Kentung to Puerhfu, and, secondly, the main road from Lashio to Kunming. A road from Bhamo joined the latter near the frontier. Westwards, a start had been made on a road communication with India, but this was by no means complete when war broke out.

This despatch, covers the period from the date of my appointment as Commander-in-Chief, Far East, the 17th October, 1940, to the date on which I handed over to Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, the 27th December, 1941. My original staff consisted of seven, exclusive of my personal assistant. I, Colonel Fawcett, met me in Burma. Before leaving England I saw the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and Major-General Ismay individually, but did not meet the Chiefs of Staff collectively at one of their meetings.

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