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Architects of American Air Supremacy : Gen. Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Kármán

By Dik A. Daso

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Title: Architects of American Air Supremacy : Gen. Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Kármán  
Author: Dik A. Daso
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Bibliography, Airpower
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Daso, D. A. (n.d.). Architects of American Air Supremacy : Gen. Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Kármán. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.us/


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"The evolution of American science itself, from empiricism to a more German, theoretical approach to problem solution, is only indirectly addressed through the evolution of airpower. The biographical approach, emphasizing scientific and technological elements in Arnold’s and Kármán’s lives, is essential because the interaction of personalities, as well as their institutions, is inexorably linked to the development of American airpower. The importance of the personalities involved precludes a purely technological history of the airplane or the Air Force as a system within itself. For in the end, it was two men using their broad experience and innovative ideas, who created the blueprint with which American air supremacy has been built."

Table of Contents
1GENESIS...................................................1 2 EDUCATING AN AIRPOWER ARCHITECT........9 3 CONCEPTUALIZING THE FUTURE AIR FORCE ..............................................................55 4 THE EUROPEAN INFLUENCE: THEODORE VON KÁRMÁN...................................................97 5 THE BLUEPRINT.....................................127 6 AIRPOWER UNDER CONSTRUCTION.........156 7 CONCLUSION.......................................189 APPENDIX A THE MILITARY CAREER OF HENRY HARLEY ARNOLD (CADET NO. 4596)..........205 APPENDIX B WHERE WE STAND...................209 APPENDIX C SCIENCE: THE KEY TO AIR SUPREMACY...........................................287

 
 



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