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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This book would not have been completed without access to the holdings of many important libraries and archives. In particular I sincerely thank the staff members at the Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB; the Australian War Memorial, Canberra; the Research Room, Imperial War Museum; the National Archives, Kew; the Roger A. Freeman Research Center at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, especially Dr. Vivian Rogers-Price; Special Collections, Joyner Library, East Carolina University; Special Collections, University Library, University of Leeds; the Archive and Library, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon; the Rutgers Oral History Archives, Rutgers University; Special Collections, Willis Library, University of North Texas; Thomas Cooper Library (notably Elizabeth Sudduth in her role as custodian of the Gilbert S. Guinn Military Aviation Collection, as well as the members of the interlibrary loan office), University of South Carolina; and the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am also grateful for the comments provided by the two external readers who received a draft manuscript from the University Press of Kansas. Thanks also go to the UPK editorial staff. All interpretations and opinions expressed in the following pages are my responsibility alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of those who have assisted this project. —S. P. MacKenzie Columbia, South Carolina February 2017 This page intentionally left blank ...


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