Category Archives: XX Century

LeMay’s first flight to Germany

Piece of air war over Europe history. 305th Bomb Group in January of 1943. The first raids were flied in December 1942 and LeMay still developing his doctrine of using the bombers in tight formations. Luftwaffe has not transferred yet … Continue reading

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Nuclear deterrence and its effects

Reading through Phillip S. Meilinger’s monograph “Bomber, The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command” I stumbled upon an interesting idea. He writes that: “And, of course, technology was central to the development of atomic weapons themselves. The bombs … Continue reading

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