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    Billy Mitchell’s Aerial Blitzkrieg

    A century ago, the U.S. Army Air Service embarked on its first major air campaign, presaging the combined-arms assaults to follow. The air campaign at St. Mihiel, France, in September 1918 was among the most important events in the history...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Barling Bomber

    Cost overruns and poor performance doomed the experimental strategic bomber, but it helped point the way to the future. To some it was the “Magnificent Leviathan,” to others “Mitchell’s Folly.” Its detractors considered the giant...

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    Billy Mitchell’s War With The Navy

    Billy Mitchell’s War With The Navy: The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power by Thomas Wildenberg, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., 2013, $34.95 Brigadier General William Mitchell has been controversial since 1919, when he first began...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Court-Martial of Colonel Billy Mitchell

    AMERICAN AVIATOR WILLIAM “BILLY” MITCHELL was born in Nice, France, in 1879, and grew up speaking French as well as he spoke English. He joined the U.S. Army on the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898 and as a second...