/ Published April 01, 2006
The CD-ROM and online files are divided into two folders: Worksheets and Graphics. The files found in the Worksheets folder are large Excel worksheets containing information from 1939 through 1945 on the Allied bombing campaign. A file named Sheetkey.doc is also stored in the Worksheets folder. This file provides definitions of abbreviations and explanations of codes used in each column of the Allied bombing campaign worksheets. Some of the information may be as short as the name of a country represented by a letter in column "A" of the worksheet, while other entries are extensive explanations for "targets struck" in column "E." The sheet key is critical for understanding the worksheet data.
The Graphics folder contains four files: Aircraft.pdf, Charts.pdf, Maps.pdf, and Photos.pdf. The menus in the aircraft, charts, and maps files contain hyperlinks to the specific maps, charts, or aircraft, as appropriate. The aircraft file contains 25 silhouettes of World War II aircraft and their specifications. The charts file is a listing of seven charts the author addresses in the text. The maps file contains 43 maps and their sources referenced in the text and CD-ROM worksheets. The photos file contains 40 photographs of aircraft, Allied and Army Air Force personnel, bombing, and results of bombing. The photographs are from the USAF History Office, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
The Documentary CD-ROM files are available online with the following links: