The Strategic Air War Against Germany and Japan: A Memoir
Haywood S. Hansell, Jr.
Major General, USAF, Retired
Office of Air Force History
United States Air Force
Washington, D.C., 1986
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataHansell, Haywood S.
The strategic air war against Germany and Japan.1. Hansell, Haywood S. 2. World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American. 3. Japan--History--Bombardment, 1944-1945. 4. Germany--History--Bombardment, 1940-1945. 5. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, 6. Strategy. 7. Japan--Strategic aspects. 8. Germany--Strategic aspects. I. Title. II. Series.
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Page Foreword v Preface vii Acknowledgments x The Author I. Integrating Strategy, Air Doctrine, and War Plans 1 II. Planning the Strategic Air War for Europe 43 III. Execution and Evaluation 83 IV. Planning the Strategic Air War Against Japan 135 V. Early Operations 175 VI. Other Operations 205 VII. Summing Up 259 Appendix The German Electric Power Complex as a Target System 275 Glossary 287 Bibliographic Note 295 Index 297 Photographs Maj. Gen. Haywood S. Hansell, Jr. xviii Robert Olds; Donald Wilson; Muir Fairchild; Harold L. George 8 Maps and Charts Planned Air Offensive Against Germany (AWPD-1) 36