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Title
Curtis E. LeMay papers
Type
Mixed Material
Language
English
Collection material in English
Identified By
Lccn: mm82029918
Summary
Correspondence, diaries, speeches, teletype messages, flight orders, mission reports, strategic plans and operation reports, appointment calendars, commissions, certificates, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers primarily concerning LeMay's career as an aviator and officer in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. Documents his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, commands in the European and China-Burma-India theaters during World War II, and supervision of strategic air operations against Japan involving saturation bombing of Japanese cities. Also documents his assignment as special deputy to the Air Matériel Command, U.S. Army Air Forces; deputy chief of air staff for research and development, Washington, D.C.; commander of the U.S. Air Force in Europe including his role in the Berlin Airlift of 1948; head of the Strategic Air Command, U.S. Air Force, 1948-1957; and chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, 1961-1965. Subjects include his advocacy of increased defense spending, promotion of aggressive nuclear strategy, and clash with the John F. Kennedy presidential administration over the Cuban missile crisis. Also includes material pertaining to his 1968 campaign as the vice presidential candidate on the American Independent Party ticket led by Alabama Governor George C. Wallace.
Authorized Access Point
LeMay, Curtis E. Curtis E. LeMay papers, 1918-1969 (bulk 1943-1969)