|Author||Griffith, Thomas E.;|
|Call Number||940.544973 G854|
|Pagination||xiv, 338 p. : maps ; 25 cm.|
|Publisher||University Press of Kansas,|
|Note||Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-328) and index. A fighter pilot who flew seventy-five combat missions in World War I, George C. Kenney was a charismatic leader who established himself as an innovative advocate of air power. As General MacArthur's air commander in the southwest Pacific during World Wa. II, Kenney played a pivotal role in the conduct of the war, but until now his performance has remained largely unexplored. Thomas Griffith offers a critical assessment of Kenney's numerous contributions to MacArthur's war efforts. He depicts Kenney as a. taunch proponent of air power's ability to shape the outcome of military engagements and a commander who shared MacArthur's strategic vision. He tells how Kenney played a key role in campaigns from New Guinea to the Philippines; adapted aircraft, doctri. , and technology to the demands of aerial warfare in the southwest Pacific; and pursued daring strategies that likely would have failed in the European theater.|
|Place made||Lawrence, Kan.|
MacArthur's airman : General George C. Kenney and the war in the southwest Pacific / Thomas E. Griffith Jr.
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