Phillip S. Meilinger

Recent stories by Phillip S. Meilinger

Heroes And Leaders: Ira C. Eaker

Eaker was an outstanding pilot. He had a degree in journalism, and he used that expertise to write and promote the cause of airpower.

Heroes And Leaders: Billy Mitchell

He learned independence, initiative, creativity, and leadership. These traits would make him a remarkable officer.  It was those same traits that would get him in trouble.

Readings on Vietnam

The Books Every Airman Should Read to Understand America’s Lost War in Southeast Asia.

Air Interdiction

The mission began in World War I and has been employed with varying success but increasing importance.

War Over the Fjords

The 1940 Norway campaign showed how modern warfare would require airpower and joint operations.


The fog of war can be deadly and tragic.

The Early War Plans

In the late 1940s, the Soviets had millions of men under arms, but the US had nuclear weapons and airp

Early Atomic Air

The airmen charged with delivering nuclear weapons were often kept in the dark about the revolutionary

How Bombers Defeated Japan

The Strategic Bombing Survey authoritatively determined that the B-29 campaign played a decisive role

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