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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The message was sent by Arthur Harris, a consultant to the company, on behalf of the board of directors.
The plan to redirect heavy bombers met vociferous opposition from US Strategic Air Forces chief Carl Spaatz and his British counterpart, Arthur Harris, both of whom were adamant that such a diversion would prolong the war and yield little benefit.
What role is Sir Arthur Harris best known for in WWII?
Together, the orchestra and the chorus also presented White Christmas by Irving Berlin arranged by Roy Ringwald, O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam arranged by Arthur Harris, Christmas Day by Gustav Holst, and Music from Frozen by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez arranged by Bob Krogstad.
Two of the more surprising antagonists were Air Chief Marshals Sir Charles Portal and Sir Arthur Harris. Both were vigorous proponents of strategic bombing; and both saw the SOE--especially its call on RAF resources to supply unconventional forces--as a diversion from their more important missions.
Thus, Arthur Harris's "stubborn refusal to accept that any other strategy might yield more strategically useful and less damaging results made him into the [Douglas] Haig of the Second World War" (91).
Arthur Harris, 73, fathered twins with wife Caroline, 40, when he was 63.
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."
The original pylon | is blasted down after it began to lean dangerously PICS: ARTHUR HARRIS
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.
Haldanes boss Arthur Harris, 58, complained to Ian Kenny, the administrator of a community website where ex-workers can discuss the company's pounds 8million crash.
Haldanes chief executive Arthur Harris has filed for an administration order.