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