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  •  Harris was nearly fired over his initial refusal.. (3+ / 0-)

    ...to hand over operational control of Bomber Command to Eisenhower in the run-up to D-Day and the immediate post D-Day period.

    What most forget is that Ike had an excellent Deputy in Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, a very well respected and well-liked RAF officer, who was quite capable of directing air operations as Ike needed them. This could well have caused Harris to 'blow up'.

    The Transportation Plan worked (as, to an extent, did the oil plan)

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Mon May 13, 2013 at 03:56:24 AM PDT

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