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

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

By: Stewart Halsey Ross (author)Paperback

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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 the war; 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 saw the heaviest bombing; and the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey of the damage done. The book 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.

About Author

The late Stewart Halsey Ross was a mechanical engineer and history professor. He spent two years analyzing bomb accuracy tests for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. He lived in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786414123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780786414123
  • ISBN10: 078641412X

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