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Air Power Studies Final Exam 43-1716 other hand development in the MTR (especially, RADAR) prevented the bombers, they couldn’t get through. The British fighters intercepted the German’s bombers. Although, Luftwaffe wanted to be strategic air force, they didn’t have long-range bombers and seemed to be tied to the ground forces. Trenchard and Mitchell also wanted to “influence the moral of enemy people but through the attacks on vital centers. Both sought to establish independent air force. They pointed out that offensive was the best way to succeed and bombers would get through. Unlike Douhet, Trenchard wanted to support ground forces and he didn’t rejected pursue aircraft. On the other hand, Mitchell was trying to get political support, for this reason he used the coastal defense idea. He always saw the importance of strategic bombing claiming that it was able to paralyze the enemy’s vital centers” (readings). The USAF had great influence from Mitchell during WWII. The students of ACTS integrated all these theorists’ ideas and created their “industrial web theory. They searched to the key points to eliminate targets. Their theories
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  • Spring '17
  • World War II, Fighter aircraft, bomb, Bomber, Strategic Air Command

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