Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MEMO: Army Airmen Europe, Naval Aviators Pacific re WWII


MEMORANDUM: Army Airmen Europe, Naval Aviators Pacific re WWII 
Date: December 10, 2014


Army Airmen, bombers in Europe

Naval Aviators, carriers in the Pacific


Army Airmen, bombers in Europe: 

Slower, bigger planes.

German anti-aircraft guns, artillery on par w Panzers, Tigers.

Longer trips.


Naval Aviators, carriers in the Pacific: 

Smaller, faster planes.

Less flight time.

Not vulnerable to most destructive Japanese weapon - Kamikaze. (Henry Allison Page III, USS Birmingham, May 1945)

Japanese anti-aircraft guns, no artillery, not fly as high, less explosive, less accurate.


Summary: 

Army airmen experience during WWII more strain re PTSD, casualties.

See 12 o'clock high w Gregory Peck

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