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Billy Mitchell (III) (1879–1936)

U.S. Army officer who foresaw -- and unwisely trumpeted -- the need for air power to win land wars. (Unwise, because his candor cost him his career.) He advocated a separate air force, thus incurring the wrath of U.S. army and navy brass. When the navy airship "Shenandoah" went down in 1925, Mitchell accused the government of "incompetency, ... See full bio »

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 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary) (dedicatee)
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 2016 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself, deputy director of the US Air Service
- Mine Wars (2016) ... Himself, deputy director of the US Air Service
 2003 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
- Strategic Air Command (2003) ... Himself
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
- The Battle of Britain ... Himself (uncredited)
 1943 Victory Through Air Power (Documentary)
  Bold Decisions (Short documentary)

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Other Works:

(book) "General Greely: The Story of a Great American" New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »

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Biography in: "Dictionary of American Biography". Supplement 2, pp. 460-462. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. See more »

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