Author: Herman S. Wolk
Works Published by UNT Press
Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan
Published: September, 2012 Pages: 352 Features: 27 b&w illus. Gloss. Notes. Bib. Index.
No published work examines General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold’s role in depth during the Pacific War of 1944-1945, in the context of planning for the destruction of Japan. In this new study, Herman S. Wolk, retired Senior Historian of the U.S. Air Force, examines the thinking of Hap Arnold, Commanding General, Army Air Forces (AAF), during World War II. Specifically, Wolk concentrates on Arnold’s leadership in crafting the weapons, organization, and command of the strategic bombing offensive against Japan, which culminated in Japan’s capitulation in the summer of 1945, ending the Pacific War. more... about Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan