GENERAL KENNEY REPORTS by Gen. George C. Kenney

GENERAL KENNEY REPORTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kenney took over the allied air forces under MacArthur in July 1942 when U. S. air power was virtually non-existent in the Far East, and the Japanese tide was sweeping towards Australia. He directed that growth of air power until it swept the enemy from the sky and made its contribution to the advances of our land and sea forces. He gives a detailed account of the operations from Australia, through New Guinea, into the Philippines, on to the fields of Japan. As he explains the campaigns from the airman's viewpoint, he demonstrates great human qualities in relation to the boys under his command. The techniques of skip bombing of shipping, bombing by parachute, low level strafing, and supply of ground forces are explained fully. A fitting postscript to General Arnold's book, from a more personal and perhaps more limited viewpoint.

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1949
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce