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11. : Adler & Adler, 1986), 128. S. : Rutgers University Press, 1981), 252–59; F. J. P. : C. C. , 1953), chap. 6; Herbert A. S. : Cornell University Press, 1991), 150. Perhaps one can appreciate the quality of this last assessment by noting that Rosen apparently thought Douhet’s first name was Emilio. 27 No one in the Air Corps hierarchy during the 1930s advocated such an air strategy. On the contrary, for various military, legal, and humanitarian reasons, the Air Corps expressly rejected this type of strategy, opting for a doctrine of highaltitude, daylight, precision, and formation bombing of industrial targets.

P. Putnam’s, 1949), 18. 8. : Government Printing Office, 1923–1941). 9. Richard G. Davis, Carl A. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992), appendix 1. 10. : Government Printing Office, 1939), 2; and Davis, 11. 11. DeWitt S. Copp, “Frank M. Andrews: Marshall’s Airman,” in Makers of the United States Air Force, ed. John L. : Office of Air Force History, 1987), 43–71. 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.

Harvard University Press, 1956), 60, 63–64, 69, 92; and diary of Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson, 3 June 1932, Stimson Papers, Yale University Library. The story is also told in James P. : Air University Press, 1998), 97–98. See also E. R. , Foreign Relations of the United States, 1932, vol. : Government Printing Office, 1948), 65. 6 percent of the Army budget, not 25–35 percent as MacArthur stated. 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.

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