10 Myths: Mostly Like

Flight Journal - - EDITORIAL - Louis Lavoie

Af­ter more than eight decades as an Air Force vet, nu­clear physi­cist, and his­to­rian, I look for­ward in my geezer­hood to ev­ery is­sue of Flight Jour­nal. Of spe­cial value are the first-hand ac­counts of sys­tems per­for­mance and of avi­a­tion events. I was par­tic­u­larly at­tracted to the “Ten Avi­a­tion Myths of WW II” piece, which, for the most part, I found con­sis­tent with my own un­der­stand­ings. How­ever, I was trou­bled by the ed­i­to­rial choices made to re­tain the par­ti­san and judg­men­tal re­marks in myth num­ber 6 about strate­gic bomb­ing as­sess­ments from “agen­dadriven his­to­ri­ans.” We agree. We should la­bel opin­ions as “opin­ions” or leave them out.—BD

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