Mines Away! The Significance of U.S. Army Air Forces Aerial Minelaying in World War II - Japan's Outer and Inner Zones, AAF Plan and Reality, Operation Starvation Blockade, Navy Subs, Curtis LeMay
by Progressive Management
In World War II's Pacific Theater, the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) devoted a small percentage of its long-range capability to aerial minelaying against Japanese warships and commerce. Sea mines-explosive underwater devices that damaged, sank, or deterred ships - were weapons that had difficulty gaining the same acceptance as guns, bombs, and torpedoes.