World Battlefronts: The Final Fling

Until the invasion, air power was all that Germany's generals had immediately to fear from the west. Yet in the U.S., ironically, air power was never lower in public prestige. U.S. citizens read the dispatches and were impressed. But they still asked just how much airplanes could accomplish in war, after all.

For much of the excellent job that was being done in Europe to put air power's overblown reputation on a sounder basis, airmen could thank big, lumbering Major General Frederick L. Anderson, 38-year-old West Pointer, native of Kingston, N.Y.

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