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History

Taking the First Step. . .

Taking the First Step. . .

Looking Back 1861 / By Mark Albertson: The opening phases of the War Between the States was hardly a glowing example of maneuver warfare; rather, a feeling out process by two armies of uncertainty; two armies which, at this stage of the conflict, seemed barely...Read More...

Combat Debut

Combat Debut

75 Years of Army Aviation / By Mark Albertson: November 8, 1942, American troops stormed ashore at Safi, Casablanca and Port Lyautey. The Allied invasion of French northwest Africa was on: the first concerted land action by the Western Allies against the Axis...Read More...

75 Years of Army Aviation:“Army Aviation is on its Way”

75 Years of Army Aviation:“Army Aviation is on its Way”

Looking Back / By Mark Albertson[Source:  Suggested from chapter 7, pages 9-15, “Grasshopper Infestation,” Vol.1, SkySoldiers:  The Saga of Army Aviation, unpublished manuscript.]...Read More...

75 Years Ago, Day of Infamy

75 Years Ago, Day of Infamy

By Mark AlbertsonIt is fitting that we, at Army Aviation, recall a day that changed the complexion of this Nation; irrevocably changed the course of the 1939-1945 conflict and, helped to determine a new global balance of power by 1945; and in addition, helped...Read More...

Enemy Countermeasures

Enemy Countermeasures

November 16, 1962 / By Mark Albertson: Saigon, December 11, 1961, USS Card (AKV-40) offloaded 82 U.S. Army H-21 helicopters and 400 men.(1)  Units in question were the 57th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter), out of Fort Lewis, Washington; and, from...Read More...

The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man

Looking Back, September 2016 / By Mark Albertson: George P. Seneff, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1916.  His Army career commenced in 1936, when he enlisted as a private.  Within a year, he was selected to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West...Read More...

Aviation’s Place in the U.S. Army.

Aviation’s Place in the U.S. Army.

August, 1991 / By Captain Peter M. Vozzo: Months after the impressive display of military might which has come to mark the short-lived operation known as DESERT STORM, Captain Peter Vozzo related a narrative marking the post-Soviet era that was to follow; one...Read More...

YO-3A

YO-3A

Historical Perspective / By Mr. Mark Albertson: Editor’s Note: This article is a follow-on to “Flying on the QT” by Mark Albertson in the July 31, 2015 issue of ARMYAVIATION....Read More...