Best Air Force General of WW II (SD Vote)


Please choose your top three Air Force Generals from World War II

  • Hugh Dowding - Great Britain

    Votes: 4 57.1%
  • Adolf Galland - Germany

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Sergei Khudyakov - Soviet Union

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hap Arnold - United States

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Sir Cyril Newall - Great Britain

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Albert Kesselring - Germany

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Jimmy Dolittle - United States

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Curtis Emerson LeMay - United States

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen - Germany

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Charles Portal - Great Britain

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    7
  • Poll closed .

Jeff Head

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Who do you think was the best air force General of World War II? Submit names.




Moderator Note:

This thread will be about the best air force general of World War II. We will develop a list of ten generals, and they can be from any of the involved nations, and then add a poll to the thread once that is done. Ground force Generals and Admirals will have their own threads.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding RAF commanded the battle of Britain
Claire Lee Chennault ROCAF/USAAF
Robert Olds USAAF
Curtis Emerson LeMay USAAF
 

Jeff Head

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Here are some names that come to mind:
Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding RAF commanded the battle of Britain
Claire Lee Chennault ROCAF/USAAF
Robert Olds USAAF
Curtis Emerson LeMay USAAF

Let's add some more:

Billy Mitchell USAAF
Hap Arnold USAAF
Frank Andrews USAAF
Elwwod Quesada USAAF
Ira Eaker USAAF
Carl Spaatz USAAF
Hoyt Vandenberg USAAF
Jimmy Dolittle USAAF
Adolf Galland Luftwaffe
Herrrman Goering Luftwaffe
Albert Kesselring Luftwaffe
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen Luftwaffe
Robert Ritter von Greim Luftwaffe
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Luftwaffe
Sir Cyril Newall RAF
Sir Keith Park RAF
Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory RAF
Sir Quintin Brand RAF
Richard Saul RAF
Charles Portal - RAF
 
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Jeff Head

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Okay, how about we rrun with these 26 Air Force Generals from the various nations. it gicves a broad coverage and should allow for the best to rise to the top:

Billy Mitchell - United States
Adolf Galland - Germany
Hugh Dowding - Great Britain
Sergei Khudyakov - Soviet Union
Mitsuo Fuchida - Imperial Japan
Hap Arnold - United States
Herrrman Goering - Germany
Sir Cyril Newall - Great Britain
Alexander Novikov - Soviet Union
Nobuo Fujita - Imperial Japan
Jimmy Dolittle - United States
Albert Kesselring - Germany
Charles Portal - Great Britain
Shigeru Fukudome - Imperial Japan
Carl Spaatz - United States
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen - Germany
Richard Saul - Great Britain
Hajime Sugiyama - Imperial Japan
Frank Andrews - United States
Robert Ritter von Greim - Germany
Sir Quintin Brand - Great Britain
Minoru Genda - Imperial Japan
Curtis Emerson LeMay - United States
Kurt Student - Germany'
Hoyt Vandenberg - United States
Claire Lee Chennault - United States/ROCAF
 
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Jeff Head

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Dang...well the SD poll is limited to ten. Each thread will have to limit itself accordingly.
 

kwaigonegin

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I would rank LeMay up there as one of the 'best' in terms of being a general from a standpoint of tactician and strategies and just getting things done in general.

As a human though, he is a SOB and at times I'd imagined frighteningly evil but since I've never met the man personally I can only guess lol though I've seen old footage/documentaries of him.

Regardless, war is hell and there are those who argue you may have to become a monster to accomplish your objective during conflict. There is do doubt he played a significant role in the Pacific war... and he also contributed a lot to SAC in post war years.

Let's just say that if we have a LeMay in our ranks today and he has the support of POTUS and Congress, Al Queda/ ISIS etc would be eliminated... but there will also be a huge price to pay in the aftermath.
 

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