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Clank Stories

Clank Stories

History / By Dario Politella: The term “Grasshopper” is no longer used with pride and affection of World War II days. Army Aviation today also frowns on the term “light” plane because the adjective no longer applies. But some of the old timers of the...Read More...

Operation: URGENT FURY Part II: Plan of Action

Operation: URGENT FURY Part II: Plan of Action

. . . the marshal observes that the boldest and most extended plans are generally the wisest and most successful. When we are determined upon war, . . . we should carry it on vigorously and without trifling. Napoleon Bonaparte[1]...Read More...

Lincoln & Lowe

Lincoln & Lowe

Historical Perspective - Part 1 / By Mark Albertson: Thaddeus Lowe lifted off from Cincinnati, Ohio. This was a trial flight preparatory to a grander effort of aeronautical significance… Europe, via a lighter-than-aircraft across the Atlantic which required a...Read More...

The Invasion of Grenada -- A Modern Version of Siege Warfare

 The Invasion of Grenada -- A Modern Version of Siege Warfare

Army Aviation History /  By Mark Albertson: The invasion of Grenada was a modern version of siege warfare. Cuban defenders were isolated, with no hope of relief. Reminiscent, in part, of the island-hopping campaign in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1945....Read More...

Airmobility: A New Board on Army Aviation is Fourteen Years Overdue

Airmobility:  A New Board on Army Aviation is Fourteen Years Overdue

Army Aviation History / By General Hamilton H. Howze, U.S. Army (Ret.) -- Source: Pages 53-56, Army Aviation, Vol. 25, Nos. 8 & 9, Army Aviation Publications, Inc., Westport, Ct., August-September 1977. / Edited By Mark Albertson...Read More...

1965, Ia Drang – Part I: LZ X-Ray

1965, Ia Drang – Part I: LZ X-Ray

Historical Perspective / By Mark Albertson: Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, Vietnam...Read More...

Triumphant Flight: Army Aviation In the Central Region

Triumphant Flight: Army Aviation In the Central Region

Guest Editorial, By General J.H. Binford Peay III, Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Edited by Mark Albertson. ...Read More...

1970 - Aviators on their way to Higher Learning

Army Aviators to Attend National War College...Read More...