By John Steinbeck
On the heels of the large luck of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath?and on the peak of the yankee struggle effort?John Steinbeck, essentially the most prolific and influential literary figures of his new release, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his reports with U.S. military Air strength bomber crews in the course of global conflict II. Now, for the 1st time due to the fact that its unique booklet in 1942, Penguin Classics provides this unique variation of Steinbeck?s creation to the then-nascent U.S. military Air strength and its bomber crew?the crucial center unit at the back of American air energy that Steinbeck defined as ?the maximum workforce within the world.?
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At each station are crews trained to do specific things and as the line moves from station to station, the plane takes shape; engines and supercharges are installed, wiring and wing tips and flaps, de-icers and turrets and guns, from station to station, growing and inspected—radios, propellers, and armor plates, landing gear and wheels and giant tires. The ship grows from parts and pieces, built by station crews who know their work so well that they do not even seem to hurry. The great planes move down the line until they reach the end and roll away—finished.
Grant and William T. Sherman, but Abraham Lincoln as well—began to recognize that the right strategy supported by the right technology, when also applied with persistent and sustained action, would in the end trump Lee’s superior battlefield tactics, which had utterly baffled them for several years. The Union leadership soon also learned that the outcome of this modern marriage of strategy and technology quite often produced brutal and destructive results that betrayed long-cherished and often romantic concepts of civilized behavior.
In the Coral Sea long-range heavy bombers, land-based, went out to meet the Japanese invasion fleet and broke its back, dispersed its ships. And again at Midway, the long-range bombers found a Japanese fleet and dispersed it before it could near land. These terrible weapons may have changed the nature of navies, may have made capital ships obsolete. From offensive weapons, the long-range bombers have taken their place as our greatest defensive weapon, and we know now that our coast cannot be attacked by invasion fleets as long as we have great numbers of long-range bombers to find the enemy at sea and destroy him before he can make contact with our shores.
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