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Title Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II / edited and with commentary by Phil Haun
Published Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Kentucky scholarship online
Kentucky scholarship online
Contents Air power and war -- An inquiry into the subject "War" by Harold George -- The objective of air warfare -- Air power and air warfare by Muir S. Fairchild -- Principles of war by Donald Wilson -- The aim in war by Haywood Hansell -- The bomber always gets through -- Driving home the bombardment attack by Kenneth Walker -- Tactical offense and tactical defense by Frederick Hopkins -- High-altitude daylight precision bombardment -- Practical bombing probabilities by Laurence Kuter -- Vital and vulnerable -- National economic structure by Muir S. Fairchild -- New York industrial area by Muir S. Fairchild -- What to target: the economy or military forces? -- Primary strategic objectives of Air Forces by Muir S. Fairchild -- High-altitude daylight precision bombing in World War II
Summary 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 independent employment of air forces. The ACTS lectures present a uniquely American theory of strategic bombing later tested in World War II. These lectures, never before published, introduce Air Corps thinking on strategic bombing during the interwar period. Their originality is found in the causal logic for how HADPB operations would lead to victory by the direct attack of vital and vulnerable economic targets
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bombing, Aerial.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Bombing, Aerial
Military operations, Aerial -- American
Form Electronic book
Author Haun, Phil M., editor
United States. Army. Air Corps Tactical School.
ISBN 9780813176796