Accession Number : ADA186868

Title :   Strategic Bombardment: The Legacy of the Air Corps Tactical School,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Berry, Arnold M

PDF Url : ADA186868

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This is a historical study of the contributions to the development of strategic bombardment in American airpower by the Air Corps Tactical School. The study follows strategic though from the foundation laid by Brigadier General William Mitchell through its reinterpretation and doctrinal refinement at the school. Additional insight is gained by examining the development of the industrial web targeting concept and the impacts of the school on developing the force structure for World War II. The simultaneous development of the necessary doctrine, the industrial web concept, and the technological capability of the B-17 were the keys to success in World War II. Inferences are drawn for current and future Air Force planners.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC BOMBING, AIR POWER, INDUSTRIES, REFINING, SCHOOLS, WARFARE, WEBS(SHEETS), AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AERIAL WARFARE

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE