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At the time of Pearl Harbor, the Air Corps still had fewer than 200 B-17s in the entire inventory. 15 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Myth 2 Entering World War II, the Air Corps’s unbalanced doctrine and force structure leaned too heavily towards strategic bombing. * The Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS) is often depicted as a hotbed of radicalism, full of proselytizers for strategic airpower. *See, for example, David E. S. S. : Texas A&M University Press, 2001); James A. Huston, “Tactical Use of Air Power in World War II: The Army Experience,” Military Affairs 14 (December 1950): 171–77; Russell F.

5. Richard P. Hallion, “The Second World War as a Turning Point in Airpower,” in Air Power History: Turning Points from Kitty Hawk to Kosovo, ed. Sebastian Cox and Peter Gray (London: Frank Cass, 2002), 100. For an excellent overview of this campaign, see Christina J. M. Goulter, A Forgotten Offensive: Royal Air Force Coastal Command’s AntiShipping Campaign, 1940–1945 (London: Frank Cass, 1995). 6. Hallion, 111. 7. , 113. * Production did increase in Germany through the first half of 1944; it then began falling precipitously in virtually all categories, starting in the autumn of that year.

3. John F. S. : Office of Air Force History, 1983), 121; and Maurer, 297. 4. Allan R. Millett and Peter Maslowski, For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of America (New York: Free Press, 1984), 380. 5. : Cornell University Press, 1950), 140. 6. , 299. 7. DeWitt S. S. : Doubleday, 1980), 250–62; and Martha Byrd, Kenneth N. : Air University Press, 1997), 45–47. The six officers, all of whom testified, included Maj Don Wilson, Capt Harold L. George, Capt Claire Chennault, Capt Robert Webster, Capt Robert Olds, and Lt Ken Walker.

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