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Wilbur H. Morrison was a radio announcer and news commentator before joining the Army Air Corps and becoming a B-29 bombardier-navigator during WWII. Morrison flew five hundred combat missions during the war, receiving twenty-one awards and decorations and rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. mostra'n més In 1954, he went to work for Douglas Aircraft Company where he became manager of public relations and an internationally recognized authority on aviation mostra'n menys

Inclou el nom: Wilbur Morrison

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Data de naixement
1915
Gènere
male

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A depiction of the air war over Europe during World War II discusses the strategies of the Allied and German air forces and includes vivid descriptions of the experiences of the pilots.
Morrison is a staunch defender of the "Strategic Bombing won WW2" school of thought. Despite that bias, he does quite a good job of analyzing an reporting on the development and implementation of strategic bombing as it evolved in WW2, Virtually all coherence of any strategy was confounded by the cult like stubbornness of "Bomber Harris" , Hap Arnold's overt campaigning for a separate air force and the political and usually untimely interjections of Churchill in support of reviving the British Empire. Eisenhower's paranoia re: the need for air support kept the strategic side of the air war in abeyance to redundantly duplicate his already overpowering tactical air capability driving the decision making process to the point of frequent paralysis.… (més)
 
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MasseyLibrary | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Oct 9, 2022 |
Easy to read survey of the Pacific Campaign of WW2. Some interesting personal insights and a surprising and appropriate mention of the British Navy's role.
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jamespurcell | Mar 14, 2022 |
Morrison is a staunch defender of the "Strategic Bombing won WW2" school of thought. Despite that bias, he does quite a good job of analyzing an reporting on the development and implementation of strategic bombing as it evolved in WW2, Virtually all coherence of any strategy was confounded by the cult like stubbornness of "Bomber Harris" , Hap Arnold's overt campaigning for a separate air force and the political and usually untimely interjections of Churchill in support of reviving the British Empire. Eisenhower's paranoia re: the need for air support kept the strategic side of the air war in abeyance to redundantly duplicate his already overpowering tactical air capability driving the decision making process to the point of frequent paralysis.… (més)
 
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jamespurcell | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 5, 2013 |
An excellent book about the development and evolution of the B 29 Superfortress as the first truly long range aerial weapon. By the end of WW2 it was a devastating instrument of mass destruction even before it was capable of carrying atomic weapons. It was capable of high level precision attacks on critical military or industrial targets as well as destroying entire cities with incendiary weapons. Hurried into combat by Hap Arnold; losses from accidents and less than adequate training resulted in aircraft and crew losses that matched actual combat casualties. It finally fulfilled the long promised but rarely delivered strategic bombing mission of the WW2 "airpower uber alles" advocates like Britain's bomber Harris and the U.S. generals Hansell and Arnold. Citations from Arnold's WW2 messages give the impression that establishing the then Army Air Force as an independent service was more important than reducing casualties or winning the war. His subversive activities were almost a match for the ever present British campaign to restore and preserve the Empire.… (més)
 
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jamespurcell | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 2, 2013 |

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Obres
15
Membres
262
Popularitat
#87,814
Valoració
½ 3.4
Ressenyes
6
ISBN
32

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