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dc.contributor.advisor Vandiver, Frank E.
dc.creatorTretler, David Allan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:29:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:29:15Z
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104715
dc.description.abstract Army aviation was at a crossroads immediately after World War I. Congress could either allow the Army Air Service to revert to its prewar status as a subdivision within the Army Signal Corps, make permanent its wartime status as a separate combat branch of the Army, or establish it as part of an independent air department. When Army reorganization hearings opened in both houses of Congress after the Armistice, a proposal for a separate air department was one of the bills tinder consideration. The dramatically increased size of the Army's and Navy's aviation branches, the phenomenal technological advances in the science of aeronautics brought about by the war, and the airplane's potential for both military and commercial operations argued strongly in favor of a separate air department. But the air department bills were defeated, and, when the Array Reorganization Act passed in June 192, the Air Service was retained as an integral combat branch of the Army. As a result, military aviation was to suffer from the apathy of Army officials throughout the early interwar years.
dc.format.extent 117 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Opportunity missed: congressional reorganization of the Army Air Service 1917-1920
dc.identifier.digital RICE2351
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Hist. 1978 Tretler
dc.identifier.citation Tretler, David Allan. "Opportunity missed: congressional reorganization of the Army Air Service 1917-1920." (1978) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104715.


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