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Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Phil Haun

Abstract

In the 1930s the US Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS) articulated the concept of high-altitude daylight precision bombing (HADPB), a coherent yet controversial theory for victory through the independent employment of air forces. The ACTS lectures present a uniquely American theory of strategic bombing later tested in World War II. These lectures, never before published, introduce Air Corps thinking on strategic bombing during the interwar period. Their originality is found in the causal logic for how HADPB operations would lead to victory by the direct attack of vital and vulnerable economic ta ... More

Keywords: ACTS, strategic bombing, HADPB, World War II, vital, vulnerable economic targets, air forces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813176789
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Haun, editor
US Naval War College