GILLEM, Alvan C., II (Lt. General)

Call No.: K239.0512-232
IRIS No.: 00904120 C.1/01015367 C.2/01015368 C.3
IRIS Tape No.: no tape
Accessibility: OPEN
Pages/Time: 25 pp/No tape
Class: U
Date/Location: 18 August 1969/Anderson AFB, Guam
Interviewers: Dr. Robert R. Kritt
Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection
(1965-1968) Oral history interview with Lt. General Alvan Gillem. Excellent overview of Strategic Air Command (SAC) operations in Southeast Asia by former SAC Deputy Director of Operations and 3rd Air Division Commander. Discusses evolution and development of Arc Light operations, bases, basing, Advanced Echelon, evolution of tanker support to tactical fighters, Young Tiger operations and command and control arrangements. Also discusses SAC voice in target selection, Tiny Tim, Bugle Note concept, Combat Lightning operations and the effectiveness of B-52s: propriety of using them, sortie rates, crew manning and quick reaction capability.