George Kenney has been described as a “complete airman” and as one of Hap Arnold’s “best-kept secrets.” He wasn’t well known outside of aviation circles in the pre-WWII period and never made a name for himself like Jimmy Doolittle or Carl Spaatz, but he was one of MacArthur’s greatest assets during World War II. Without Kenney, it's arguable that MacArthur’s vision of Island Hopping would never have come to fruition. What is Kenney’s story and how did he shape MacArthur’s understanding of airpower? MacArthur Memorial Historians Amanda Williams and Jim Zobel discuss these questions in the latest MacArthur Memorial Podcast.
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