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By Terrill J. Clements, Jim Laurier

The yankee Volunteer staff, or 'Flying Tigers', have remained the main recognized outfit to work out motion in global struggle II. Manned by means of volunteers flying American plane obtained from the British, the AVG fought bravely within the face of overwhelming odds in China and Burma sooner than the USA access into global warfare II. Pilots equivalent to 'Pappy' Boyington, R T Smith and John Petach turned family names as a result of their exploits opposed to the japanese military Air strength. The AVG legend was once created flying the Curtis P-40 Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. This quantity dispels the myths surrounding the colors and markings worn via those recognized combatants.

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That it did was the result of the confluence of two factors. First, there was the general, though unstated sentiment, that if the Germans had airborne forces, then the Allies must have them. Secondly, and perhaps more tellingly, the leaders of these new types of units were, to a man, extremely self-confident and generally outspoken. The effect of the force of their personality can never be accurately measured, but to discount their collective effect would be intellectually dishonest. A few men believed with the fervor of religious converts in the efficacy of the new airborne concept.

A few men believed with the fervor of religious converts in the efficacy of the new airborne concept. They persuaded or cajoled the rest of the army to go along, and go along it did. The end result was that "regular" infantry units suffered in combat from a lack of leaders of the intelligence that they might have had otherwise and because they HISTORY IN DISPUTE, VOLUME 5: WORLD WAR II, 1943-1945 13 were kept in the front lines longer, while airborne troops rested and trained in the rear. All in all, the allocation of resources to these units was disproportionate to their actual contributions to the war effort.

For out of the Ardennes Forest the Germans unleashed a powerful offensive with more than twenty divisions, splitting Bradley's army group in half, threatening to cross the Meuse River, and potentially putting at risk the critical port of Antwerp itself. Although all the Allied commanders were taken completely by surprise, they were eventually able to stabilize the situation. " One of his more controversial decisions during the difficult six weeks between mid December 1944 and the end of January 1945, when the Germans were finally driven back to their starting point, was to give Montgomery temporary command of Bradley's northern two armies.

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