Title page for ETD etd-11072008-063613

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Laine, Howard David
URN etd-11072008-063613
Title Awpd-1 :America's Pre-World War Ii Plan for Bombing Germany
Degree Master of Arts
Department History
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
O'Donnell, J. Dean Jr. Committee Chair
Adriance, Thomas J. Committee Member
Lux, David S. Committee Member
  • Military missions
Date of Defense 1991-05-15
Availability restricted

This thesis shows how the first plan of the Air War Plans Division (AWPD-l) became the most important document in the development of American strategic bombing doctrine in World War II. This plan was not only the first in the Air War Plans Division. but it was the first of its kind in the world. Beyond the history and importance of the plan itself, this study testifies to the success of a handful of dedicated airmen who believed in the power of a strong air force. General Henry H. Arnold deserves tribute for having had the wisdom and foresight to pick a former Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS) instructor to head the AWPD. Finally, the unofficial acceptance of AWPD-l was a triumph for the ACTS itself. Significantly, all four officers ultimately responsible for completing A WPD-l had been instructors at the ACTS.

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