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Library Historical Happenings to discuss ‘Planning the Air War of WWII’

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Dan Simonsen a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, will present “Planning the Air War of WWII” at the July Historical Happening lecture at 6:30 p.m. today in the Lincoln Community Room.

The air war plan the United States started with during World War II was written in nine days. It was the first plan of its type. It was reportedly considered ground breaking in that not only did it outline the type and number of aircraft required for winning the war; it also identified independent missions for the Army Air Forces. Simonsen will also discuss the U.S. B-17 and B-24 bombers and will answer questions about the airplanes used in the war.

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