December 1928

Infantry-Air Communcation

Volume 13, Issue 4

INFANTRY air liaison is one of the most important duties assigned an aviation unit on active field duty. It may be defined as any means employed in communication between ground troops and supporting aircraft While the subject is related to aerial reconnaissance, as generally understood, it should not be confused with it.

There are two general means of communicating with aircraft while in flight, viz: raido telegraphy and visual signals. Circumstances determine the means used and a competent observer is fully qualified to use either of these two general methods.

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