2 edition of General Billy Mitchell. found in the catalog.
General Billy Mitchell.
by Follett Pub. Co. in Chicago
A biography of the general, Billy Mitchell, whose insistence that the United States change its defense policy and stress air power resulted in his court-martial and professional ruin.
Bibliography: p. 
|Statement||Illustrated with photos.|
|Series||Library of American heroes|
|LC Classifications||UG633.M45 M6|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||157,  p.|
|Number of Pages||157|
|LC Control Number||67021162|
General Billy Mitchell, pioneer of the air.. [Helen Woodward] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. William "Billy" Mitchell became an untiring advocate for air power between the two world wars. His name remains synonymous with military aviation during the s. The son of a wealthy United States senator from Wisconsin, Mitchell was born in Nice, France, on .
William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell (Decem – Febru ) was an American Army general who is regarded as the father of the U.S. Air Force, and is one of the most famous and most controversial figures in the history of American by: His replacement, engineer officer Major General Mason Patrick, remembered Pershing describing the Foulois regime as “good men running around in circles.”25 As the dominoes fell, Foulois arrived at the provisional air headquarters for First Army and told Mitchell, “There’s no use beating around the bush, Billy, I’m here to take over.
Looking for books by William Mitchell? See all books authored by William Mitchell, including Winged Defense: The Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power--Economic and Military (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science), and Macroeconomics, and more on United States Army General, Aviation Pioneer, Special Congressional Medal Recipient. At the start of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the Army as a Private, and rose rapidly in the Signal Corps, which at first, controlled the development of Army aviation. In .
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For those steeped in military history, especially in the 20th century, the name Billy Mitchell stands out as one of the pioneers of military aviation. This book is General Billy Mitchell. book the General Billy Mitchell. book, his times, and how his career both reflected and led the development of air power in the by: 8.
Mitchell, a proponent of wartime air strength, saw the future of flight and indeed advanced it in ways recognized abroad as well as at home. Hardcover, pages Published April 10th by /5. This book provides a fair assessment of the contributions Billy Mitchell made to aviation.
There is no idol worship in this book, and it plainly demonstrates his role more as a publicist and agitator for aviation than an innovator or revolutionary by: Mitchell watched as the Japanese press published anti-foreign propaganda, reinforcing the imperial mindset that pushed the country to grab southern Chinese territory.
For Mitchell, Japan’s plan to attack America had been clear for years, yet the US population remained largely ignorant.5/5(7). Revered by many Americans as a martyr for his cause, Brigadier General William "Billy" Mitchell has been "This is the best book--the most scholarly, the most judicial, the best written--about the intelligent, attractive, undiplomatic, quixotic Billy Mitchell, the legendary founder of today's United States Air Force."/5.
of 41 results for Books: "billy mitchell biography" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Billy Mitchell (Annotated): Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without Honor Mitchell Pioneer of Air Power A Biography of General "Billy" Mitchell. by Isaac Don Levine and 8. Mitchell wrote more than 60 articles, several newspaper series and five books, never deviating from his appeal for public understanding of the promise and potential of air power.
He made his last public appearance on Februwhen he addressed the House Military Affairs : Historynet Staff. AMERICAN AVIATOR WILLIAM “BILLY” MITCHELL was born in Nice, France, inand grew up speaking French as well as he spoke English.
He joined the U.S. Army on the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in and as a second lieutenant saw action against the guerrillas of. General Giulio Douhet (30 May – 15 February ) was an Italian general and air power theorist. He was a key proponent of strategic bombing in aerial warfare.
He was a contemporary of the s air warfare advocates Walther Wever, Billy Mitchell and Hugh Trenchard. 2 Aerial strategy. 3 Critical reception.
5 Further : 30 MayCaserta, Campania, Italy. He wrote books, newspaper and magazine articles, and gave lecture tours until his death, Feb. 11, Mitchell received several honors following his death including a posthumous promotion to.
Biographies of General 'Billy' Mitchell. There are several biographies of Mitchell and the most balanced and useful treatment of this important airman is unquestionably Alfred F.
Hurley's, 'Billy Mitchell: Crusader for Air Power', revised ed. (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, ). General Mitchell, the strongest advocate for an independent Air Force, frequently wrote on the future capabilities of Air Power. It took nearly sixty years for many of his predictions to come true.
The book is a reproduction of many of those original by: An interesting book that puts the circumstances surrounding General Billy Mitchell's court-martial into perspective. Mitchell, a latecomer to military aviation but one of its strongest proponents, had made his name during the Great War as the combat leader of the United States Air Service in France/5.
Mitchell, a proponent of wartime air strength, saw the future of flight and indeed advanced it in ways recognized abroad as well as at home.
Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Brigadier General William "Billy" Lendrum Mitchell was an early advocate for air power and is generally considered the father of the US Air Force.
Entering the US Army inMitchell developed an interest in aviation and progressed through the ranks to oversee American air.
Get this from a library. General Billy Mitchell. [Booth Mooney] -- A biography of the general, Billy Mitchell, whose insistence that the United States change its defense policy and stress air power resulted in his court-martial and professional ruin.
William Mitchell, byname Billy Mitchell, (born Dec. 29,Nice, France—died Feb. 19,New York, N.Y., U.S.), U.S. Army officer who early advocated a separate U.S. air force and greater preparedness in military aviation.
He was court-martialed for his outspoken views and did not live to see the fulfillment during World War II of many of his prophecies: strategic bombing, mass. The Gen. William Mitchell House, also known as Boxwood or the Gen.
Billy Mitchell House was the country estate and home of General Billy Mitchell (–) during the last ten years of his life, from through Mitchell was an American general who is regarded as the father of the U.S.
Air Force. He is regarded as one of the most famous and most controversial figures in American Location: miles ( km) south of Middleburg on. "In Billy Mitchell's War with the Navy, Wildenberg offers a fine-grained analysis of the fierce competition for aviation missions, status, equipment, publicity, and funding that roiled Army-Navy relations during the interwar berg zeroes in on the role of Gen.
William Mitchell, the Air Service's 'stormy petrel,' in driving the controversy. The vast majority of my library has always been tactical personal diaries, and books written from the pilot's standpoint. I'd like to start reading more things from a strategic POV, and I know Billy Mitchell wrote a couple of books after the war.
The most famous and controversial figure in the history of American air power, William "Billy" Mitchell began his romance with aviation in when, at the age of 38, he took private flying lessonsgraduating just in time to undertake the mobilization of Americas nascent air forces in World War I/5.A great book covering various aspects of the development of Air Power in the interwar years.
The title is a bit misleading as, though the author does include a lot of information about Billy Mitchell, the book is more about the political and budgetary battles between various factions, not just Navy-vs-Army, as they pushed for widely separated development ideas of a military use for air power/5.She was captured by the Gestapo and spent a year as a prisoner of war, later writing a book about her experiences.
She also wrote a book about one of her brothers, General Billy Mitchell, who is regarded as the founder of the U.S. Air en: John Lendrum Van Breda, Ruth Van Breda.