1945- With the war in Europe winding down, and the war in the Pacific still raging, it isimportant that we use the lessons from our European bombing campaigns when we bomb the Japanese. Thus, as an expert on German bombing, you have now been chosen by the Presidentto review the Strategic Bombing Survey, a report put together by analysts. The President wantsyou to answer one simple question:
How effective was the bombing campaign on Germany?
Your task is as follows:1.Read the report from the Strategic Bombing Survey.2.As you read, analyze what it says about the effectiveness of bombing for each of thegroups below. Summarize the major points.3.Based on what you have read, rank the targets from 1-8 in the strategic bombing survey,with “one” being “had a major impact on German surrender”, and “eight” being “had littleto no impact on German surrender.”4.Compare your results from the previous activity to the actual results. Why were youcorrect or incorrect?5.Send a report to the military commanders in the Pacific outlining what you have learned.
Name of TargetWas Strategic Bombing Effective on this target?Provide details from the reportRank ofUsefulness(1 to 8)
Ball-bearing plantsAircraft plantsOilSteelSecondary plants(cars, trucks, etc.)Railways/WaterwaysElectric powerCivilians
Compare the rankings from the actual Strategic Bombing Survey to your list. Did you sharesimilar rankings? If so, why? If not, what was your source of error?