General Nathan Twining and the Fifteenth Air Force in World War II

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General Nathan F. Twining distinguished himself in leading the American Fifteenth Air Force during the last full year of World War II in the European Theatre. Drawing on the leadership qualities he had already shown in combat in the Pacific Theatre, he was the only USAAF leader who commanded three separate air forces during World War II. His command of the Fifteenth Air Force gave him his biggest, longest lasting, and most challenging experience of the war, which would be the foundation for the reputation that eventually would win him appointment to the nation's highest military post as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Cold War.

Creator(s): Hutchins, Brian
Creation Date: May 2008
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2008
  • Digitized: September 15, 2008
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General Nathan F. Twining distinguished himself in leading the American Fifteenth Air Force during the last full year of World War II in the European Theatre. Drawing on the leadership qualities he had already shown in combat in the Pacific Theatre, he was the only USAAF leader who commanded three separate air forces during World War II. His command of the Fifteenth Air Force gave him his biggest, longest lasting, and most challenging experience of the war, which would be the foundation for the reputation that eventually would win him appointment to the nation's highest military post as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Cold War.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: History
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Keyword(s): World War II | Nathan Twining | Fifteenth Air Force
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  • OCLC: 261337860 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc6094
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Hutchins, Brian
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