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The Resource The cream of the crop : Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945, Allan D. English

The cream of the crop : Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945, Allan D. English

Label
The cream of the crop : Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945
Title
The cream of the crop
Title remainder
Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Allan D. English
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this insightful critique of the effectiveness of the Royal Canadian Air Force in preparing its aircrew for war, Allan English describes the development of a uniquely Canadian selection system that attempted to match the aptitudes of aircrew candidates to the duties they would perform and the evolution of the RCAF's training program from a haphazard system with enormous attrition to one that became the model for many modern systems. He also traces the development of aviation psychology and the treatment of psychological casualties of air combat. English pays particular attention to the controversy over diagnosing aviators as suffering from "lack of moral fibre" and the RCAF's response, as well as the effect of morale and leadership on the psychological well-being of, and casualty rates among, Royal Air Force and RCAF bomber squadrons." "In exploring the human dimension of air warfare, an issue that has been widely overlooked in military literature, English demonstrates that personnel considerations have at least as much influence on the effectiveness of air forces as material and technological factors."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UAB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
English, Allan D.
Dewey number
358.4/15/0971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D792.C2
LC item number
E55 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Airmen
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Aviateurs
  • Aéronautique militaire
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Airmen
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Canada
  • Luftwaffe
  • Rekrutierung
  • Ausbildung
  • Kanada
  • Geschichte 1939-1945
Label
The cream of the crop : Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945, Allan D. English
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Illustrations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A Good Airman Is Worth a Battalion of Infantry: Aviator Recruiting and Selection, 1914-45 -- 3 Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten: Aircrew Training, 1914-45 -- 4 A Predisposition to Cowardice? Aviation Psychology, 1914-45 -- 5 What's in a Name? The RAF and Lack of Moral Fibre -- 6 Conserving the Cream of the Crop: The RCAF and Lack of Moral Fibre -- 7 None for All and One for One: The Canadian Manpower Crisis -- 8 Conclusion -- Appendix A: Bomber Command Psychological CasualtiesAppendix B: Selected Statistics of the Special Cases Committee RCAF R Depot -- Appendix C: RCAF Aircrew NP Ratios in Bomber Command, 1944-45 -- Notes -- Bibliographical Essay -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
144142779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6q073
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144142779
Label
The cream of the crop : Canadian aircrew, 1939-1945, Allan D. English
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Illustrations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A Good Airman Is Worth a Battalion of Infantry: Aviator Recruiting and Selection, 1914-45 -- 3 Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten: Aircrew Training, 1914-45 -- 4 A Predisposition to Cowardice? Aviation Psychology, 1914-45 -- 5 What's in a Name? The RAF and Lack of Moral Fibre -- 6 Conserving the Cream of the Crop: The RCAF and Lack of Moral Fibre -- 7 None for All and One for One: The Canadian Manpower Crisis -- 8 Conclusion -- Appendix A: Bomber Command Psychological CasualtiesAppendix B: Selected Statistics of the Special Cases Committee RCAF R Depot -- Appendix C: RCAF Aircrew NP Ratios in Bomber Command, 1944-45 -- Notes -- Bibliographical Essay -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
144142779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6q073
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144142779

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