Operations research grew out of the application of the scientific method to certain problems of war during World War II. This book tells the story of how operations research became an important activity in the Eighth Air Force. The author emphasizes the people involved in these historical events, rather than the technical matters with which they dealt. Focusing on a time of great importance in the history of this century, the book reveals the vital role this group of civilian scientists played in the defeat of Germany.The air force, on the other hand, was doing something new, bombing coastal defenses through a ... Eighth Air Force itself had its specially trained bombardier officer and its specially trained navigation officer, gunnery did not. For a long time there were no gunnery officers trained as such. ... Indeed, he had become the spokesman for the gunners at headquarters level and had essentially played the role ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Operations Analysis in the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force in World War II|
|Author||:||Charles W. McArthur|
|Publisher||:||American Mathematical Soc. - 1990|