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History Research Guide - World War II: Air Warfare

A guide to the resources available in the library on World War II.

Books in the Library

Possible Topics

Here are some topic questions to help you get started on your paper.

Which country had the superior air force; Japan, Germany, Great Britain, or the U.S.? Why do you think their air force is superior to the others? Compare and contrast success in air battles during the war. Which country had the greatest plane loss? Which country had the largest kill count? Why? Are the individual pilots responsible for this success? Were they succesful because of their employment of certain formations, training programs, planes, etc.

What role did aircraft play in WWII? How does that differ from the role aircraft played in WWI? How had aircraft technology changed since World War I? Was the role of aircraft in the Pacific theater different from its role in the European theater?

Dynamic Static


Dynamic Static... November 1943. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Online Resources

Reference Books

Juvenile Non-Fiction Books