Billy Mitchell (Illustrated).  Emile Gauvreau

Billy Mitchell (Illustrated)

By Cristina Górriz Gañán , Emile Gauvreau

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Synopsis

As early as 1920, US Army General Billy Mitchell began sounding alarm bells about an inevitable Japanese invasion from sea-based aircraft. Through the press and in person he lobbied naval brass about America & #39;s woefully unprepared defensive air power but his talk of dogfights over the Pacific with superior planes was laughed at and dismissed by all. Mitchell & #39;s vision of a US & #39;Air Arm & #39; would have meant massive, costly upgrades to the nation & #39;s dated flying machines owned by private firms holding patents on aircraft machinery. Old guard soldiers, like John J. Pershing, dismissed as delusional ravings Mitchell & #39;s belief that a battleship could be destroyed by a bomber. Mitchell & #39;s outspoken press conferences about an airplane trust supported by corrupt government officials led to his court-martial for insubordination in 1925. He died in 1936, a man ahead of his times & ndash; and hated for it.

Emile Gauvreau

  • Publisher:
  • Aero Books
  • ISBN:
  • 9780359909841
  • Language:
  • Inglés
  • Size:
  • Kb
  • Published:
  • September 10, 2019
  • Protection:
  • Sin DRM
  • Biografía y autobiografía / General

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