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High-Altitude Daylight Precision Bombardment

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter the operational requirements for conducting high-altitude daylight precision bombing are examined in “Practical Bombing Probabilities.” In this lecture, given at the conclusion of the ... More


The Air Corps Tactical School

Brian D. Laslie

in Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The intellectual underpinnings for the development of American air power after the First World War took place at the Air Corps Tactical School, located at Langley Field, Virginia from 1920 to 1931 ... More


The Objective of Air Warfare

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter three lectures are presented. Muir Fairchild, in “Air Power and Air Warfare,” emphasizes the need for an air force in being at the outset of war. In “Principles of War,” Donald Wilson ... More


The Bomber Always Gets Through

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter, to support the assertion that air power is inherently offensive, Kenneth Walker, in “Driving Home the Bombardment Attack,” argues that in the air, offense dominates defense, and a ... More


Antecedents

Edward Kaplan

in To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the historical antecedents of air-atomic theory. The air-atomic concept that drove US air strategy for the two decades after World War II did not spring into being fully ... More


Vital and Vulnerable

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter the critical question as to what to target is taken up by Muir Fairchild in two lectures, “National Economic Structure” and “New York Industrial Area.” Targeting a relatively small ... More


Education of a Senior Officer: 1933–1941

Michael E. Lynch

in Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813177984
eISBN:
9780813177991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Almond began his transition to the Army’s senior leadership with attendance at the US Army War College, where his classmates included future five-star flag officers Omar Bradley and William Halsey. ... More


Air Power and War

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents the introductory lecture of the Air Force Course by Harold George entitled “An Inquiry into the Subject ‘War,’” in which he introduces the controversial topic of whether air ... More


What to Target: The Economy or Military Forces?

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents the final lecture of the Air Force Course, “Primary Strategic Objectives of Air Forces” by Muir Fairchild. In this lecture Fairchild concludes that the fundamental decision in ... More


Determining the Effects of the Allied Air Offensive

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This essay deals with the massive report chartered by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 to measure the effects of strategic bombing on Germany and Japan—the US Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS). ... More


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