Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948; New Imprint 1983. New Imprint by the Office of Air Force History. Octavo; Blue gray spine with silver embossed lettering. VG-/no DJ; Boards have minor bumping and slight shelf wear, otherwise very good; Other than minor aging, text block and edges clean; pp. 788. This 1983 imprint carries a new Forward explaining how this official history came to be written. The volume includes 18 chapters by distinguished military historians ranging over issues of developments in anticipation of a European War; working through defensve strategies for the United States to early deployments in both the European and Pacific Theaters; Planning for rapid expansion of the then US Army Air Corps led to debates about strategy, aircraft selection, manpower mobilization and training. The US was thrust into global war while early teething problems constantly challenged the expanding air force.