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.
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.
Army airmen experience during WWII more strain re PTSD, casualties.
See 12 o'clock high w Gregory Peck