Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers

Harris, Arthur T.


British Air Marshal who directed the Royal Air Force's saturation bombing of Germany during World War II.

January 2001

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Copy of speech by Harris to the RAF Bomber Command Reunion Dinner 30 April, 1977.


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Andrews, Allen. The Air Marshals: The Air War in Western Europe. New York, William Morrow, 1970. 299 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544 A565a

Current Biography 1942, edited by Maxine Block. New York, H.W. Wilson, 1942. 1 vol.
Harris, Sir Arthur Travers, pp 333-335.
Book call no.: R 920.02 C976

Harris, Arthur T.  Dispatch on War Operations, 23 February, 1942, to 8th May, 1942. London,  F. Case, 1995. 211 p.
Book call no.: 940.54491 H313d

Harris, Arthur T.  Bomber Offensive. New York, Macmillan, 1947. 288 p.
Book call no.: 940.544942 H31b

Hastings, Max. Bomber Command. New York, Dial Press, 1979. 399 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544942 H358b

Irving, David. The Destruction of Dresden, with a foreword by Sir Robert Saundby (AM). London, William Kimber, 1963. 255 p.
Book call no.:  940.5442 172d

Jablonski, Edward. Double Strike: The Epic Air Raids on Regensburg-Schweinfurt, August 17, 1943. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1974. 271 p.
See pages 9-14 for information about Harris' bombing policy.
Book call no.:  940.5442  j11d

Keegan, John and Wheatcroft, Andrew. Who's Who in Military History. New York, William Morrow, 1976. 367 p.
Harris, pp 154-155.
Book call no.: R 923.5 K26w

Macmillan, Norman. The Royal Air Force in the World War - Volume 4. London, George G. Harrap, 1950. 359 p.
See especially pages 84-88.
Also see index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.:  940.544 M22r v.4

Messenger, Charles. "Bomber" Harris and the Strategic Bombing Offensive, 1939-1945. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1984. 244 p.
Book call no.: 940.544941 M584b

Nalty, Barnard C. and Berger, Carl. The Men Who Bombed the Third Reich. New York, Elsevier Dutton, 1978. 184 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544 N173m

The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of World War II, edited by John Keegan. Chicago, Rand McNally, 1977. 256 p.
Harris, pp 112-113.
Book call no.: R 940.53 R187r

Revie, Alastair. The Lost Command. London, David, Bruce and Watson, 1971. 276 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544942 R454L

Rumpf, Hans. The Bombing of Germany, translated from the German by Edward Fitzgerald. London, Frederick Muller, 1963. 256 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544 R937b

Saward, Dudley. Bomber Harris: The Story of Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur Harris. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1985. 347 p.
Book call no.: 940.544941 S271b

Saward, Dudley. The Bomber's Eye. London, Cassell, 1959. 264 p.
Book call no.: 940.544 S271b

Saward, Dudley. Victory Denied: The Rise of Air Power and the Defeat of Germany, 1920-1945. New York, Franklin Watts, 1987. 376 p.
Consult index for references to A. T. Harris.
Book call no.: 940.544943 S271v

10 Eventful Years: A Record of Events of the Years Preceding, Including and Following World War II, 1937 Through 1946 - Volume 2. Chicago, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1947. 862 p.
Harris, Sir Arthur T., p 546.
Book call no.: R 031 T28 v.2

Terraine, John. A Time for Courage: The Royal Air Force in the European War, 1939-1945. New York, Macmillan, 1985. 828 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544941 T323t

Verrier, Anthony. The Bomber Offensive. Rev ed. London, Pan Books, 1974. 392 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.544 V554b 1974

Walzer, Michael. Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations. 2nd ed. New York, Basic Books, 1992. 361 p.
The Dishonoring of Arthur Harris, pp 323-325.
Book call no.: 355 W242j 1992

The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Sir Michael Carver (FM). Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p.
Marshal of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris, by Martin Middlebrook, pp 316-331.
Book call no.: 923.573 W253

Webster, Sir Charles and Frankland, Noble. The Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany, 1939- 1945. London, HMSO, 1961. 4 vols.
Copies of these volumes are also located in the stack area.
Book call no.: R 940.542 H673 v.7 pt.1-4

Wynn, Humphrey and Young, Susan. Prelude to Overlord. Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1983. 154 p.
See especially pages 89-92.
Also see index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.5449 W988p


Sokolewicz, James P. Great Warriors of World War II: Sir Arthur T. Harris and General Carl A. Spaatz. Maxwell AFB, AL,  Air Command and Staff College.  April 1985. 45 p.  
Doc call no.:  M-U 43122 S6831g

Willcocks, Raymond H. The Ethics of Bombing Dresden.  Carlisle Barracks, Pa, U.S. Army War College, 14 March 1998. 30 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 W697e


Apoplectic Advice. Time 49:24-25 February  3, 1947.

Courtney, W. B. The Man Germany Hates Most. Collier's 113:66+  April 8, 1944.

Daniell, Raymond. Team That Harries Hitler. New York Times Magazine, pp 3-5+, June 6, 1943. 
This article is available only on microfilm.

Daniell, Raymond. Ten Who Will Lead the Invasion. New York Times Magazine, p 7, January  23,1944.

The Fleeting Opportunity. Fortune 28:145-147+ December 1943.
See especially pages 191-192, 196, 198.

Gingell, John. "Bomber" Harris--the Commander and the Man. RUSI Journal for Defence Studies 130:65-66 June 1985.

Harris, Arthur T. Bomber Command. Flying 31:46-60 September 1942.

Harris, Arthur T. The Score. New York Times Magazine,  p 5+, April 16, 1944.

High Road to Hell. Time 41:27-30 June 7, 1943.
Article about the career and bombing policy of Sir Arthur Harris.

Knight of the Sky: Sir Arthur Harris Primes RAF to Saturate Reich with Bombs. Newsweek 19:19-20 June 22, 1942.

Marshal of the Royal Air Force: Sir Arthur Harris; Architect of Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany.  Times (London), p 10, April 7, 1984.

Sir Arthur T. Harris Is Dead at 91; Led Britain's Bomber Command. New York Times, p 32, col 1, April  7,  1984.

Smith, Malcolm. Harris' Offensive in Historical Perspective. RUSI Journal for Defence Studies 130:62-64 June 1985.

Zuckerman, Lord. Strategic Bombing and the Defeat of Germany. RUSI Journal for Defence Studies 130:67-70 June 1985.

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