Accession Number:

AD1083321

Title:

Under the Influence: What Factors Shaped the Character of America's European Strategic Bombing Campaign in World War II

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019

Corporate Author:

US Army School of Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Did the character of Americas strategic bombing campaign in Europe change by 1945, and if so, how Early American airpower theories developed at the Air Corps Tactical School focused on precision. However, in execution, strategic attacks often shifted to area bombing. These shifts and deviations shaped the character of the Allied bombing campaigns in Europe which varied between its strategic air forces, the 8th and 15th AF. These variations in character were due to a combination of factors however, they were primarily due to mission sets, time, geography, and above all, leadership.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE