Attacks on the sub pens 1942 o 500 planes by

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Attacks on the sub pens, 1942o500 planes by Casablanca Disastrous early resultsPloesti, 8-1-1943Second Schweinfurt, 10-14-1943Campaign against fighter factories5% losses per raid, 1943oP-51 fighter battle for GermanyThe planeThe campaign, late 1943 to May 1944“The Big Week”, 2-19 and 26, 1944Berlin Raid, March 1944: Operation Thunderclap Renewed Daylight raidsOil plan v. transportation planoWinston, Ike, and Franklin US attacks on fuel, fall 1944, after Normandy oJet planes and pilot training, synthetic rubber and explosivesoTanks, trucks, etc.oGerman rails, fall of 1944 onwardoGas, water, and electricityoBritish daylight raids and area bombingoDresden raid, 2-13-1945Legitimate military rationaleWhy the damage?40,000 killed: Goebbels and Communist myth March 21, 2007Did the airmen feel remorse?
How effective was air power?-Strategic bombing survey-Decisive in the Far East-Impact in the European Theater, the Second FrontoAnti-aircraft and cleanupoArtillery, especially the murderous 88soFighters from Russia and the Western FrontoCommunicationsoTroop movementoFueloJetsoPlant dispersaloSlowed productionoMorale: theirs and oursoAirborneoStab in the back theory refuted-Maybe not decisive, but closeThe Moral Trade-off?-Moral to kill a German woman, children, and elderly??-A moral question…-Or a trade-off? RussiaNorth Africa: Operation Torch-Great British victory at El AlameinGeorge M. Patton-“A Genius for War” Carlo D’EsteBiography -Old Virginia and New California-Two MomsoAunt NannieoPatton’s Father -A hero’s course March 23, 2007Recitation: “Myth of Rescue”Dialectic – presents both sides of argument and then concludes. March 26, 2007-Warrior over the Mountain Men-A military/intellectual herooReading and the Micheline Guide-Like Frank Lloyd Wright, John Muir, Douglas MacArthur, Sarah Bernhardt, Teddy and Franklin
-School: Dyslexia or effort?oAunt Nannie to West Point oHighest Cadet officer-Graduation to WWIoFort SheridanoMarriage to Beatrice BanningoFort Myers, Virginiao1912 OlympicsCame in 5thin the pentathlon o1916 Mexican Expedition-WWIoCommanding from the frontoWounded in battle-Interwar YearsoDespairing of waroOutbreak of war and rapid advancementSouthern maneuversDesert training center-Who was George Patton in 1941?oA bundle of contradiction or a military egomaniac?He loved warA devotee of war who wrote poetryDyslexic who had a prodigious memory Hot tempered but apologeticDisciplinarian who respected his subordinatesProfoundly religiousA trained killer who studied the BibleA tough manA believer in his own destinyA Christian who believed in reincarnationAn actor who was sincereA damaging temperoNorth Africa, 1942 -1943Second Front:Rationale: FDR and StalinForces from GB to Oran and AlgiersPatton’s Force 34 from Norfolk!

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