Dr. Kenneth P. Werrell conducted the original study while serving as a visiting professor at the Air University Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, from 1981 to 1983. He revised the study while working at the Airpower Research Institute in 1999-2001.
Dr. Werrell graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1960 and earned his pilot wings the next year. He served with the 56th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, from 1962 until 1965, completing the tour as an aircraft commander of the WB-50. He resigned his commission in 1965 and went on to earn his master's and doctorate degrees from Duke University.
Dr. Werrell taught at Radford University, Virginia, beginning in 1970 and retired as a professor in 1996. He also served as a contract historian at the Army War College and taught one year at the Command and General Staff College.
Dr. Werrell has authored numerous articles and books about military history, including Eighth Air Force Bibliography (Manhattan, Kans.: Aerospace Historian, Kansas State University, 1981); The Evolution of the Cruise Missile (Maxwell AFB, Ala.: Air University Press, September 1985); Who Fears?: The 301st in War and Peace, 1942--1979 (Dallas, Tex.: Taylor Publishing, 1991); Blankets of Fire: U.S. Bombers over Japan during World War II (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1998); and Chasing the Silver Bullet: US Air Force Weapons Development from Vietnam to Desert Storm (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2003). His most recent book is Sabres over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea (Annapolis, Md.: US Naval Institute Press, 2005).
[from page xv of Archie to SAM, published 2005)