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Stalking the U-BoatU.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I$
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Geoffrey L. Rossano

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034881

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034881.001.0001

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The First Aeronautic Detachment

The First Aeronautic Detachment

(p.5) 1 The First Aeronautic Detachment
Stalking the U-Boat

Geoffrey L. Rossano

University Press of Florida

The challenge of projecting military power overseas began with the dispatch of the First Aeronautic Detachment to Europe in May 1917, a tiny force of 122 untrained personnel under the dynamic leadership of Lt. Kenneth Whiting. His inspections and negotiations with the French government laid the basis for almost everything that followed in that country. Commander Hutch Cone's arrival in the war zone in late September propelled the effort into a new phase, expanding activities to Ireland and northern England. For many months the United States depended on French facilities and equipment to carry out its program.

Keywords:   military power, aeronautic detachment, Lt. Kenneth Whiting, war zone, naval aviators, naval air service

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