|Winston Churchill to Jacob Devers, October 11, 1943
Churchill's military strategy relied heavily on taking the war to the German enemy by means of strategic bombing. This letter to General Ira Eaker, commander of the American Eighth Air Force, was sent through Eaker's superior, General Jacob Devers. Churchill praised Eaker's recent daylight attacks on German industrial targets, which complemented the nighttime strikes made by British Bomber Command. Eaker's campaign would culminate in the costly October 14 raid on Schweinfurt's ball-bearing factories.
Holograph letter. Ira Eaker Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (205)
© Crown copyright 1943
World War II