Thomas Wildenberg is an independent historian and scholar with special interests in aviators, naval aviation, and technological innovation in the military. He has written extensively about the U.S. Navy during the interwar period, and his writings have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals including the <i>Naval War College Review, Proceedings</i>, and <i>Air Power History</i>. His books on naval history include, <i>Destined for Glory, All the Factors of Victory, Grey Steel</i> and <i>Black Oil, Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy</i>, and <i>Ship Killer</i>.