AIR: Awesome & Frightful

When the Army Air Forces suggested (and Franklin Roosevelt ordered) a survey to determine once and for all how effective air power had been against Germany, the U.S. was still at war. Laymen (not airmen) were put in charge. Prudential Insurance's president, 68-year-old Franklin D'Olier, was made chairman. The board (eleven men) with 1,150 civilian employes, Army officers and enlisted men, based in London, went to work.

The result was a 200-volume library which will be, for a long time to come, the definitive source on man's inhumanity to man, pre-atomic style. This week the War Department released a capsule summary...

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