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B-17 over Lorient, France 1944Strategic Bombing in Europe

Strategic bombing: an organized attack from the air targeting targets deemed to be vital to an enemy's war-making capacity". Source: wikipedia.

Read the Centennial of Flight Commision article: The Role of Bombing in World War II. Feel free to print this out so that you can read it at home.

Answer the following questions based on the information presented in the article:

1. Describe the "Combined Bomber Offensive" as used in Europe during World War II. Discuss the differences between U.S. and British strategies.

2. What are the differences betweent the American bombing strategies used in Japan compared to those used in Europe? Frame your response around conventional (non-atomic) bombing.