Air Interdiction In World War II, Korea and Vietnam by Earle E. Partridge

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There was little or no difference in results between their firing 50 and their firing 500 because neither side was moving significantly. Kohn: So Korea, after the stablization of the Main Line of Resistance, was a case where interdiction, in fact, depended on the demands and the needs of the armies. Where armies are locked in combat, interdiction be more effective. Howe, Deputy commander of Fifth Air Force Advance Headquarters, July 1950. General Partridge was Fifth Air Force Commander for two years before the North Korean invasion, and he led the USAF's tactical air forces during the first year of the war.

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One major factor was weather. The Germans loved to move "when the birds were walking"-when which is quite understandable. we were grounded by weather- We had virtual control of the air over southern Italy, I would say, from the time we made the initial landings onward. Only occasionally would enemy aircraft come south and strike us. My base, for example, which was in the Foggia area, perhaps 90 miles behind the front lines, wasn't struck the entire time that I was there, which showed that we pretty much controlled the air.

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