By Anthony Kemp, Angus McBride
Winning generals have all had the power to set up a rapport with either their staffs and their males; the entire nice Allied commanders of worldwide warfare II portrayed during this publication had this skill to a better or lesser volume. the second one international conflict, not like the 1st, fostered the projection of 'characters', due to the ability of the media. Montgomery and Patton may well either have made a occupation in express enterprise; yet this doesn't reduce their status as box commanders. Anthony Kemp does a firstclass task of studying the careers and personalities of the Allied Commanders who engineered the downfall of Hitler.
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By virtue of the relatively short distances to targets and the high number of P-38s available (since they were shunned by other theaters), the bombers and attack aircraft rarely flew on major missions without significant fighter cover. Comparatively flimsy Japanese aircraft made for easier targets than the tougher Luftwaffe aircraft encountered by Eighth Air Force in Europe. 31. Finney, History of the Air Corps Tactical School, 69. 32. , 69–70. 33. , 71. 34. William Mitchell, Winged Defense: The Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power—Economic and Military (New York: G.
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The Air War Plans Division’s tasking to provide a realistic assessment of what it would take to achieve victory in a future war with the Axis powers presented a golden chance to turn theory into reality: “In FDR’s request [lay the] opportunity to sneak ACTS doctrine into a major War Department planning document via the back door. . ”40 But what took only a matter of weeks—writing strategic doctrine firmly into America’s war plans—could 16 PREWAR DOCTRINE AND TACTICS not totally undo years of interservice battles over equipment and tactics.