Accession Number:

ADA280577

Title:

The Impact of Faulty Environmental Doctrine

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

United States Army Air Forces USAAF environmental doctrine, formulated during the interwar years and based on the bomber will always get through philosophy, produced faulty USAAF organizational doctrine and the resulting World War II USAAF operational military strategy. As a direct result, airmen conducting strategic bombing missions in the European and Pacific theaters had to use tactics and technology to overcome this flawed, doctrinally- based, strategy. This operational strategy was the consequence of an untested, unofficial doctrine that took on a life of its own. It became the environmental doctrine for the use of USAAF aircraft.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE