Harris, Sir Arthur Travers

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Harris, Sir Arthur Travers,

1892–1984, British marshal of the Royal Air Force (RAF). In World War I, he served for a time in German West Africa before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in France. Prominent in the RAF from its beginning, he was chief of the bomber command (1942–45) and proponent of the saturation bombing tactics used against German targets. He was made marshal of the RAF in 1945 and was created baronet in 1953.
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Sir Arthur Harris, the commander of the operation said and wrote: "If the Germans would send 400 V2 as planned and the 6,000 V1 daily and we were not prepared for it there would not have been the Normandy invasion and not free Britain.
In his article on Sir Arthur Harris and panacea targets in the Summer 2014 issue [Vol.
And Sir Arthur Harris, head of the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Bomber Command from 1942 to 1945, became the strongest and most persistent air advocate of his generation; he insisted to the end of his life that long-range bombing was the preferable alternative to bloody land warfare, and that, indeed, an Anglo-American ground campaign in World War II would have been unnecessary had he been given more latitude to fight the air war as he had seen fit.
He shows that Sir Arthur Harris, head of Bomber Command, the RAF branch charged with conducting the air campaign against Germany, and the biggest proponent of area bombing, was a complex figure who did not share the belief in the value of precision bombing that Sir Charles Portal, his superior, and the Americans did.
Using unpublished papers, the book provides a host of new revelations about the Lancaster and the controversial blanket bombing of Germany, including: l Sir Arthur Harris, head of Bomber Command, privately thought that the famous Dams Raid was a waste of time and resources which "achieved nothing".
AIR Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Harris has put on record that D-Day would have been a complete failure if it hadn't been for Bomber Command.
It is disturbing that its chief advocate, Sir Arthur Harris, head of Bomber Command, was allowed to continue on this path despite the growing reservations of Churchill, the War Cabinet and the American military, about the policy's effectiveness.
Churchill passed the order to Sir Arthur Harris who laid on the Dresden attack.
The company's first managing director was Sir Arthur Harris, who had played a historic leading role as Britain's Marshall of the Royal Air Force.
The appointment of Sir Arthur Harris, who took over Bomber Command in 1942, and the build-up of the strike force of heavy bombers such as the Lancaster, changed the course of the war.
Probert, Henry, Bomber Harris His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command.