Christian McCall


Ohio University


Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

Academic Interests:

Fifteen Year War
20th Century Airpower
Modern Japan
Modern East Asia


Scorching the Heart of the Mainland: America’s Strategic Bombing of Japan’s Chubu Region

Bio Note:

I am currently a Ph.D. student at Ohio University studying East Asian military history with an emphasis on the Fifteen Year War and airpower. My research is centered on the American strategic bombing campaign against Japan's Chubu region. The research looks at the rise of Japanese aircraft manufactures in the region, the metamorphosis of the American 58th bomber wing from the Operation Matterhorn to the Marianas campaign, the strategic bombing of various cities in Chubu--largely Nagoya, Gifu, Ichinomiya, and Toyama--and the postwar reconstruction of the Chubu region through reconstruction plans and manufactures that survived the war. I am currently studying Japanese through Ohio University to utilize primary documents from the Chubu region. I graduated with a BS in Communications-News Editorial in 2017 and a second BS in History in 2019, both from Tennessee Tech University. I graduated with a MA in Military History from Austin Peay State University in May 2021. I currently work under Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer for my Ph.D research.

Updated January 2024

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