Strategic Bombing by the United States in World War II: The Myths and the Facts

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McFarland, Dec 13, 2002 - History - 254 pages
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The United States relied heavily on bombing to defeat the Germans and the Japanese in World War II, and air raids were touted as "precision" bombing in American propaganda. But was precision possible over cloud-covered Europe or a darkened Japanese countryside? Could the vaunted Norden optical bombsight in fact "drop bombs into pickle barrels" as advertised? Were the American aircrews well trained and well protected? How good were their airplanes? What were the results of the costly raids? This work sets suppositions against facts surrounding the United States' use of strategic bombing in World War II. Chapters cover the events leading up to World War II; the start of the war; the seers and the planners; the airplanes, bombs, bombsights, and aircrews; the planes Germany used to defend itself against American planes; the five cities (Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki) that experienced the most destruction; and the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey of the damage done by aerial bombing. The book also probes the government's myth-building statements that supported America's view of itself as a uniquely humanitarian nation, and analyzes the role played by interservice rivalry--"battleship admirals" against "bomber generals."
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
11
Section 4
16
Section 5
26
Section 6
28
Section 7
39
Section 8
46
Section 14
105
Section 15
121
Section 16
123
Section 17
142
Section 18
164
Section 19
168
Section 20
176
Section 21
195

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
100
Section 13
102
Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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About the author (2002)

Both mechanical engineer and professor of history, Stewart Halsey Ross spent two years analyzing bomb accuracy tests for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. Also the author of Propaganda for War: How the United States Was Conditioned to Fight the Great War of 1914-1918 (1996), he lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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