Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers



British air marshall known as the "Father of the Royal Air Force".

October 1998

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL



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

Boyle, Andrew. Trenchard. London, Collins, 1962. 768 p.
Book call no.: 92 T792b

Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority, edited by Benjamin Franklin Cooling. Washington, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1994. 678 p.
See index under "Trenchard" for specific references.
Book call no.: 358.414 C337

Collier, Basil. A History of Air Power. New York, Macmillan, 1974. 358 p.
Trenchard, pp 56-61, 75-76, 95-96.
Book call no.: 358.09 C699h

Dictionary of National Biography. London, Oxford University Press, 1971. 22 vols.
Trenchard, pp 985-989.
Book call no.: R 920.042 D554 Sup.7 1951-1960

Emme, Eugene M. The Impact of Air Power: National Security and World Politics. Princeton, NJ, Van Nostrand, 1959. 914 p.
Air Power and National Security, by Viscount Trenchard, pp 192-200.
Book call no.: 358.08 E54i

The Foundations of Air Power Theory (videorecording). Maxwell AFB, AL, College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education, 1996. 17 min.
Traces the evolution of air power theory from the times of Douhet, Trenchard, and Mitchell to the present.
Book call no.: 358.403 F771 (video)

Hastings, Max. Bomber Command. New York, Dial Press, 1979. 399 p.
Book call no.: 940.544942 H358b

Higham, Robin. The Military Intellectuals in Britain: 1918-1939. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1981. 267 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 355.0942 H638m 1981

Jablonski, Edward. The Knighted Skies: A Pictorial History of World War I in the Air. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1964. 241 p.
See index for references to Trenchard.
Book call no.: 940.44 J11k

Jones, Neville. The Beginnings of Strategic Air Power: A History of the British Bomber Force, 1923-1939. London, F. Cass, 1987. 192 p.
See index for references to Trenchard.
Book call no.: 358.400941 J78b

Keegan, John and Wheatcroft, Andrew. Who's Who in Military History. New York, Routledge, 1996. 340 p.
Trenchard, pp 294-295.
Book call no.: R 923.5 K26w 1996

Macmillan, Norman. Great Airmen. London, G. Bell, 1955. 270 p.
Trenchard, pp 147-156.
Book call no.: 926.2913 M167g (OTS area)

Messenger, Charles. "Bomber" Harris and the Strategic Bombing Offensive, 1939-1945. New York, St. Martin's, 1984. 244 p.
The Trenchard Doctrine, pp 15-19.
Book call no.: 940.544941 M584b

Murray Williamson. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1983. 365 p.
Trenchard, pp 321-326.
Book call no.: 940.544943 M984s

Norman, Aaron. The Great Air War. New York, Macmillan, 1968. 558 p.
Trenchard, pp 96-107.
Book call no.: 940.44 N842g (OTS area)

Oxbury, Harold. Great Britons: Twentieth-Century Lives. New York, Oxford University Press, 1985. 370 p.
Trenchard, Hugh Montague, p 334.
Book call no.: R 920.041 O98g

Paris, Michael. Winged Warfare: The Literature and Theory of Aerial Warfare in Britain, 1859-1917. Manchester, UK, Manchester University Press, 1992. 272 p.
The Royal Flying Corps, 1912-1917, pp 207-250.
Book call no.: 358.400941 P232w

The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory, edited by Phillip S. Meilinger. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1997. 650 p.
Trenchard, Slessor and Royal Air Force Doctrine Before World War II, by Phillip S. Meilinger, pp 41-78.
Book call no.: 358.4 P297

Powers, Barry D. Strategy Without Slide-Rule: British Air Strategy 1914-1939. New York, Holmes & Meier, 1976. 295 p.
Book call no.: 358.0942 P888s

Robertson, Scot. The Development of RAF Strategic Bombing Doctrine, 1919-1939. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1995. 187 p.
See index for numerous references.
Book call no.: 358.400941 R652d

Sims, Charles. The Royal Air Force: The First Fifty Years. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1968. 183 p.
Book call no.: 358.0942 S614r

Smith, Malcolm. British Air Strategy Between the Wars. London, Oxford University Press, 1984. 360 p.
The Trenchard Legacy, pp 13-42.
Book call no.: 358.400941 S655b

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

Trenchard, Hugh M. Air Power and National Security.. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, August 1946. 20 p.
Also in The Impact of Air Power, by Eugene Emme.
Book call no.: 629.133 T793a

Trenchard, Hugh M. Air Power: Three Papers.. London, Directorate of Staff Studies, Air Ministry, 1946. 43 p. (Pamphlet no.229)
Book call no.: 623.74 T793a

Verrier, Anthony. The Bomber Offensive.. London, Pan Books, 1974. 392 p.
The Trenchard Legacy, pp 27-51.
Book call no.: 940.544 V554b 1974

The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Field Marshal Sir Michael Carver. Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p.
Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Viscount Trenchard, by Gavin Lyall, pp 176-187.
Book call no.: 923.573 W253 (OTS area)

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Mohn, William T. Leaders in Air Doctrine, Theory and Practice. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, April 1976. 69 p.
Sir H. M. Trenchard, pp 23-27.
Doc. call no.: M-U 32983 M6981L


Boyle, Dermot. The First Trenchard Memorial Lecture, "Lord Trenchard." Royal Aeronautical Society Journal 62:249-256 April 1958.

Bryant, Arthur. One of the Great Men of Our History. Illustrated London News 228:234 April 7, 1956.

Johns, Richard. Trenchard Memorial Lecture: The Trenchard Vision and Its Relevance in an Age of Joint Warfare. RUSI Journal 142:10-16 October 1997.

Meilinger, Phillip S. Trenchard and 'Morale' Bombing: Evolution of Royal Air Force Doctrine Before World War II. Journal of Military History 60:243+ April 1996.
Copy of the article is in the Trenchard biography folder in the reference section.

Robertson, Scot. The Development of Royal Air Force Strategic Bombing Doctrine Between the Wars. Airpower Journal 12:37-52 Spring 1998.

Wynn, Humphrey. The Royal Air Force: Its Origin and History, 1918-1970. Aerospace Historian 23:154-167 Fall 1976.

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