Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Status Report 6/9/46
Joint Chiefs of Staff
June 9, 1946
Are you going to be able to do this in time Admiral?
It will be tight sir but we can pull it off. We will have to count on the air umbrella provided by not only our own resources but also the Brits. We should be able to concentrate on the Big Guns and not worry about air attacks. So far the Soviets have shown no signs of Kamikaze behavior and we expect no such activity.
How are we coming in getting our new jets into the fight General?
We are moving units to England as fast as possible. We don't want to commit them piecemeal. We will be doing limited operations over strategically important objective but the tactical stuff will still be up to the prop jobs. The Reds have so many planes in the air that we don't want our new jets to be wasted going low and slow and swarmed by Yaks.
It will be nice to see the Shooting Star in action finally.
Yes it's quite a plane. We should have had it much sooner but we were able to hit the German jets on the ground or when they were landing and taking off in 1945. Kind of similar to what would happen to our jets if we put them too close to the front lines in Germany or France.