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By William M. Leary

ISBN-10: 0160503736

ISBN-13: 9780160503733

Korean conflict 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. 
Title is from a citation, spoken via William H. Tunner in 1948. Chronicles the function of the wrestle shipment Command throughout the Korean struggle below the command of significant common Tunner. comprises copyright material.

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Air transport, he stressed, should be “an integral part of the overall transportation system required to support a campaign or operations,” and it must be concentrated in one organization, with mission assignments by the theater commander. The second cardinal principle concerned efficiency. ” Efficiency had suffered during the Korean War because of too few aircrews, maintenance supplies, and technical personnel. During the Berlin Airlift, Tunner had three crews per aircraft, and obtained eight to ten hours of daily usage.

At the same time, the 315th took over aerial port responsibilities from the army, creating the 6127th Air Terminal Group. This move was squarely in line with Tunner’s belief that efficiency required a single airlift organization to control all functions at aerial ports. Finally, the lst Troop Carrier Group (Provisional) was absorbed into the 437th Troop Carrier Wing, a C–46-equipped Chicago reserve unit that had arrived in the theater in November 1950. The 1st Troop Carrier Group had accomplished a great deal since its organization in September, airlifting 27,736 passengers, 7,005 casualties, and 11,808 tons of cargo.

The 1st Troop Carrier Group had accomplished a great deal since its organization in September, airlifting 27,736 passengers, 7,005 casualties, and 11,808 tons of cargo. The Airlift Continues February 1951 saw bitter seesaw fighting in Korea. Suwon, which had been recaptured by Eighth Army on January 26, became the center of airlift operations. Combat Cargo delivered some 3,000 tons of cargo to Suwon during the month and flew out more than 4,000 casualties. Airdrop missions also continued, with the 314th Troop Carrier Group registering 614 sorties.

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