The term strategic bombing survey
refers to a series of examinations of the impact of strategic bombing
in World War II
. The surveys were careful reports that presented many details of the effects of aerial attacks. The reports' conclusions were generally favorable to the strategy, but the results were mixed. For instance, the European survey
showed production rises throughout the war in many economic sectors.
Noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith was a leading member of the survey.
There were three major surveys:
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