By M. H. Norris

Plane layout 1 (1998) 105—123

In his evaluation of the Navy’s carrier-based help plane, Mr. Norris offers a good outline
of the genesis of service aviation specifications within the conventional challenge parts of surveillance,
reconnaissance, floor conflict, undersea struggle, digital struggle, and logistics help. But
even extra vital, he presents a prepared perception into the evolving roles and missions of naval forces
as we input the twenty first Century.

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To start, I planned to go where there was the biggest chance of finding a radar, to prove there were radars in the area. My pilot and I figured that the Hong Kong–Canton area was probably the most likely place. . We planned the first mission to go down to the Linchow Peninsular [sic], then to Canton and then home; a run of about 8 hours over enemy territory in darkness. We got over the Kowloon docks about 10 pm local time—not a peep from our receivers. We were very disappointed. Lt Uthe (the pilot) felt that the Japs in Canton were fighting in a very civilized manner, and had probably gone to bed.

We planned the first mission to go down to the Linchow Peninsular [sic], then to Canton and then home; a run of about 8 hours over enemy territory in darkness. We got over the Kowloon docks about 10 pm local time—not a peep from our receivers. We were very disappointed. Lt Uthe (the pilot) felt that the Japs in Canton were fighting in a very civilized manner, and had probably gone to bed. So, he made a couple of low level passes over 16 ORIGINS OF STRATEGIC AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE the Kowloon docks.

Futrell, Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, vol. : Air University Press, 1989), 29. 20 ORIGINS OF STRATEGIC AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE 24. , 28. 25. For summaries of airpower theory following World War I, see Futrell, 22–39; and The United States Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report (Pacific War), 1 July 1946 in David MacIsaac, ed. (hereafter MacIsaac USSBS), 4–10. : Kennikat Press, 1971); and Giulio Douhet, The Command of the Air, trans. Dino Ferrare, reprint ed.

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