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Smithsonian, Jan 17, 1998 - History - 350 pages
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When the focus of World War II shifted to the Pacific in 1944, the Army Air Forces (AAF), equipped with the new, longer-range B-29 bomber, tried to shift strategic bombing tactics as well. Blankets of Fire describes the adjustments necessary to target Japan and places them in the context of overall AAF and wartime strategy. 58 photos.

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Blankets of Fire is more than just a history of the B-29 bombing effort against Japan during the Second World War. Mr. Werrell opens with a concise history of the evolution of the concept of strategic ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Kenneth P. Werrell is a retired professor of history, former US Air Force pilot, and author of several books, including "Chasing the Silver Bullet: U.S. Air Force Weapons Development from Vietnam to Desert Storm and "Blankets of Fire: U.S. Bombers over Japan During World War II.He lives in Virginia.

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