Herman S. Wolk
Recent stories by Herman S. Wolk
Accelerating Fifth-Gen Airpower
Beginning with the fiscal 2024 budget, every dollar for F-35 will fund TR-3-equipped Block 4 jets. The need for those jets could hardly be greater.
Commander and Chief
FDR and Hap Arnold frequently clashed, but their partnership brought about the mighty Army Air Forces.
Making the H-Bomb
The nation was divided about the thermonuclear weapon, but Truman concluded, “We have no choice.”
Mason Patrick’s Inside Game
In World War I and after, this lifelong Army engineer kept the Air Service moving forward.
Soldier for Airpower
Gen. George C. Marshall helped clear the path for development of a powerful US air arm.
Long before Robert Lovett became Secretary of Defense, he helped Hap Arnold push for increased aircraf
Ike and the Air Force
After the war, Eisenhower came to the forefront as an advocate for an independent air arm.
Airman in the Shadows
Gen. Lauris Norstad worked well behind the scenes, and his quiet actions had a decisive impact on US d
Knerr the Crusader
To quote Hugh Knerr, “Sometimes it is necessary to violently rock the boat to dislodge the rats.”
The Twentieth Against Japan
Hap Arnold’s unique B-29 force brought Japan to its knees and helped make the case for an independent
The “New Look”
Under Eisenhower, strategic airpower became the centerpiece of US military strategy.
Decision at Casablanca
The daytime vs. nighttime bombing debate carried the highest stakes--the outcome of the war against Ge
The services controlled military operations until 1958, when Eisenhower gave that power to a new class
Airpower won its first victory over a land force. The Tuskegee Airmen saw their first combat. Not bad
The Genius of George Kenney
He was a superb leader and organizer. He also knew how to get along with MacArthur.