Antiaircraft Journal, Volume LXXXXII, No. 6, November-December, 1949

Washington DC: United States Coast Artillery Association, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 64 pages, plus covers. Illus. Cover wear and erasure. This Journal was founded in 1892 as The Journal of the United States Artillery and was published as such until 1922. From 1922 until 1948 it was published as the Coast Artillery Journal. The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) was an administrative corps responsible for coastal, harbor, and anti-aircraft defense of the United States between 1901 and 1950. The CAC also operated heavy and railway artillery during World War I. In 1907, Congress split the Field Artillery and Coast Artillery into separate branches, creating a separate Coast Artillery Corps (CAC), and authorizing an increase in the Coast Artillery Corps to 170 companies. National Guard coast artillery units were also formed by the states to attempt to bring the CAC up to strength in wartime. When WWII ended it was decided that few gun defenses were needed, and by 1948 almost all of the seacoast defenses had been scrapped. The Coast Artillery was disestablished in 1950. From 1948 until 1954 there were 34 bi-monthly issues published. In this issue are articles on: Trial Fire Spotting With Radar by Francis P. LeMere; Antiaircraft Officer With the Twelfth Air Force (Africa) by Franklin K. Fagan; Missiles for Outer Space by J. P. Field, Jr.; Old "Ammo" Still a Danger; Secondary Radar by Leonard M. Orman; 1960? by D. T. Michael; Unification and the National Defense by Paul H. Griffith; Atomic Defense--A Constructive Approach by Richard D. Wolfe; Flak Defense of Southern Germany by Norman E. Hartman; Shooting Without Factors by Donald E. McArthur; Australia's Long-Range Weapons Range by S. A. Morrison; and By the Rockets Red Glare by Warren R. Hughes (about the Naval Ordnance Test Station near Inyokern, California). Condition: Good.

Keywords: Antiaircraft Artillery, AAA, Anti-Aircraft, Fire Spotting, Radar, Twelfth Air Force, Missiles, Outer Space, Old Ammunition, Secondary Radar, National Defense, Atomic Defense; Flak Defense, Shooting; Naval Ordnance Test Station, Long-Range Weapons Ran

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