THE UNITED STATESCOAST ARTILLERYASSOCIATIONOFFICERS
LT. GEN. LEROY LUTES
MAJ. GEN. LYMAN L. LEMNITZER
Founded in 1892Published from 1892 until 1922 as
THE JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES ARTILLERY
Published from 1922 until 1948 as the
COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS 01' TI-lEEXECUTIVE COUNCIL
BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN C. HENAGANCOLONEL CHARLES M. BOYERCOLONEL PAUL H. FRENCHCOLONEL LEONARD
DAVISCOLONllL JOHN H. MADISONLIEUTENANT COLONEL SAM C. RUSSELLMAJOR BERGEN B. HOVELL
the AHocialion shall be to promote the efficiency of the Coast ArtilleryCorps by maintainitlg its standards ana tradi.tions, by diHeminaling profeHional knowl.edge, by inspiring greater effort toward theimprovement of materiel and methods of training and by fostering mutual understand.ing, respect and cooperation among all arms,branches and components of the Regular Army, National Guard, .Organized Reserves.and Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Th~ JOURN'AL prints articl~s on subjKta of
professional and general interest to personnel
of all th~ compon~nta of th~ Coast Artill~ry
Corp! in order to stimulate thought and pro-Toke discussion. However, opinions expressedand conelusions drawn in articles are in no
sense officiaL They do not reftect the opinions
or conelusions of any official or branch of the
D~partm~nt of the Army.Th~ JOURNAL do~s not carry paid adv~rti ...inlr. Th~ JOURNAL pays for original articl~supon publication. Manuscript should be ad-drus~ to th~ Editor. Th~ JOURNAL is not
responsible for manuscripts unaccompanied byreturn posta2'e.
PUBLICATION' DATE: April I, 1949
Cover-A Graphic IJIustration of the Combined Air Defense TeamActivities of the IX Air Defense Command.
Fort BlissLow Cost Housing Plan.
By Brig. Gen.
9About Our Authors
Self-Propelled AAA In Ground Support Of Infantry In Combat.
Hovel!, GSC (CAC)
Missiles 23The Interception of Long-Range Rockets.
By Willy Ley
Guided Missile Regiment 27Byrnes Committee Submits Report On Future Of Guard and Reserve 29Operational Aspects of Guided Missiles.
Hudibllrg, GSC and Lt. Co!. RidUlTd
31Preference Cards and Assignments.
By Col. Joe
34The First Successful Firing Of A Two-Stage Liquid-Fuel Rocket.
00 35Report of Industry-Army Day Conference.
Jackson, CAC, PMS&T, MIT
AAA Should Be More Flexible.
By Captain Keith \V. Bose, CAC
37Some Electronic Aids To Meteorology.
38The Sodet Air Force 42Fighter-Bomber Tactics 44A German Antiaircraft General Speaks 46Expendable Rockets.
47News and Comment 48Seacoast Service Test Section 53Coast Artillery Orders 54Coast Artillery Newsletter 55Book Reviews 57
BRADY, EditorLIEUTENANT COLONEL RICHARD W. OWEN, Associate EditorDR. ANCEL ST. JOHN, Technical Adviser;\1Sgt Fred P. Presnell, Business ManagerSgt Ralph N. Charleston. Cir. :\1gr.Sgt Fred A. Baker, BookkeeperSgt Leo A. Donelon, Order Dept. Clerk
~UbIish~ bimonthly by the United States Coast Artillery Association. Editorial and execntive oilices, 631 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
&shington 4. D. O. Terms: $3.00 per year. Foreign subseriptions. $4.00 per year. Single copies. 75e. Entered as second-class matter
actWashington, D. 0.; additional entry at Richmond, 'a., under the Act of :'Jarch 3, 1879. Copyright, 1949, by the United Statesoast Artillery .Association.