John Henry Towers entered World War II as an advocate of the aircraft carrier as the principal offensive component of the surface Navy. As Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, he was the U.S. Navy's counterpart to General H. H. "Hap" Arnold of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Reynolds, Clark G.
"Admiral John H. Towers and the Origins of Strategic Flexibility in the Central Pacific Offensive, 1941,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 40
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol40/iss2/5