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MacArthur's airman : General George C. Kenney and the war in the southwest Pacific

Author: Thomas E Griffith
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fighter pilot who flew seventy-five combat missions in World War I, George C. Kenney was a charismatic leader who established himself as an innovative advocate of air power. As General MacArthur's air commander in the southwest Pacific during World War II, Kenney played a pivotal role in the conduct of the war, but until now his performance has remained largely unexplored.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffith, Thomas E.
MacArthur's airman.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1998
(OCoLC)607093847
Online version:
Griffith, Thomas E.
MacArthur's airman.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1998
(OCoLC)631550111
Named Person: George C Kenney; George C Kenney
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Griffith
ISBN: 0700609091 9780700609093
OCLC Number: 38885310
Description: xiv, 338 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Griffith Jr.

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A fighter pilot who flew seventy-five combat missions in World War I, George C. Kenney was a charismatic leader who established himself as an innovative advocate of air power. As General MacArthur's air commander in the southwest Pacific during World War II, Kenney played a pivotal role in the conduct of the war, but until now his performance has remained largely unexplored.

Thomas Griffith offers a critical assessment of Kenney's numerous contributions to MacArthur's war efforts. He depicts Kenney as a staunch proponent of air power's ability to shape the outcome of military engagements and a commander who shared MacArthur's strategic vision.

He tells how Kenney played a key role in campaigns from New Guinea to the Philippines; adapted aircraft, doctrine, and technology to the demands of aerial warfare in the southwest Pacific; and pursued daring strategies that likely would have failed in the European theater.

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