Table of Contents: Disclaimer; About the Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; First Aeronautics to August 1914 (Aeronautics Clubs; Military Applications; Airship Development; Military Trials of Airships; Airplane Night Flying; Military Night Flying; Notes); The Emergence of Night Bombing, 1914-1916 (The First Night Aviators; Night Attacks; Bombardment Aircraft; Hazardous Aspects of Night Flying; Differences in Day and Night Bombardment Aircraft; Organizational Changes; Notes); Tactical Night Bombardment (Germany's Opening Offensive; French Night Flights; The Battle of the Somme; Changes in French Aviation; Britain's No. 100 Squadron; French Bombardment Aviation Reorganization; Spring Offensives; The Minor Role of Tactical Night Bombardment; Notes); Strategic Night Bombardment (Bombardment by Airship; R-Planes; Turk's Cross; British and French Joint Offensives; British Reorganization; Briey Basin; US Assistance; Conclusion; Notes); The Foundations of Night Fighting (British Home Defense; Night Airplane Bombardment; Night Pursuit; Notes); Night Observation and Reconnaissance (Balloon Reconnaissance; Airship Intelligence Gathering; Night Aircraft Reconnaissance; Visibility Problems; Reorganization Efforts; Notes); Men and Materiel for Night Flying (French Bombardment Training; British Training; German Training; The Americans; Aircraft Instrumentation; Targeting and Landing Illumination; Radio Direction Finding; Airfield Illumination; Notes); Conclusion (Notes); Selected Bibliography; Index.
List of Illustrations: French Army Balloon; Signal Corps Dirigible; Flying School Advertisement from 1916; Farman Longhorn; Handley Page; Gotha; Caproni; French Night Bombardment Aviation, July-December 1916; Types of Objectives for French Bombardment Aviation, July-December 1916; Breuget; German Bombardment on the British Front; DeHaviland; Bristol Scott; Spad; Voisin; Friedrichshafen; Trade Advertisements for Self-luminous Compounds, 1917; Sketch Showing Wing Tip Parachute Flare Use for Night Landings; Sample German Lighthouse Signals, 1914; Plan for German Airfield Illumination, 1915; British "TEE" Electric Airfield Light System.
|Title||The Development of Military Night Aviation to 1919|
|Author||Fischer, William Edward Jr.|
|Publisher||Air University Press|
|Published Place||Maxwell AFB, Alabama|