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August 1941 saw the drafting of Air War Plans Division 1 (AWPD-1), "Munitions Requirements of the Army Air Forces to Defeat Our Potential Enemies," the first US strategic air war plan--the "basic blueprint for the creation of the Army Air Forces and the conduct of the air war against Nazi Germany." (20) Following the Air Corps's emphasis on unescorted bombers, (21) the plan called for using daylight, high-altitude precision bombardment of German industries and required over 3,800 medium and heavy bombers for six months.