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

Phil Haun (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In the 1930s the US Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS) articulated the concept of high-altitude daylight precision bombing (HADPB), a coherent yet controversial theory for victory through the ... 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


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


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


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


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


High-Altitude Daylight Precision Bombing in World War II

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/9780813176789.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter examines US air war planning in World War II and evaluates overall American strategic bombing effectiveness: how HADPB theory held up to the reality of combat. After sketching ... More


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