EXPANSION TO AIR POWER (1944)00:001 gov.archives.arc.2871 National Archives and Records Administration - War Department.
Army Air Forces. (06/20/1941 - 09/26/1947)
ARC Identifier 2871 / Local Identifier 18-C-407. On the growth of the AAF, June 1939-Dec. 1943. Animated diagrams trace increases in personnel, planes, appropriations, missions, etc. between flashes of world situations affecting these increases. Enumerates planning problems caused by rapid growth. Includes brief sequences of significant events, 1939-1943: the Russian-German Pact is signed; Germany invades Poland, France, Russia, and other countries; Pearl Harbor is attacked; Pres. Roosevelt delivers the war message to Congress; U.S. planes fight in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific; a Japanese convoy is bombed and strafed; Pantelleria is bombed; Germany is bombed night and day by U.S. and British planes. Estimates extent of AAF activities in 1944.
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