LeMAY, CURTIS EMERSON Papers. 1945-1947
Published January 18, 2008
4.2 cu ft
Call No. 168.64
IRIS Nos. 124364-124422, 1081090-1081092
(1906-1990). General. USAF, 1928-1965. Born 15 November 1906, Columbus, OH. BCE, Ohio State U, 1932. Air Corps Tactical School, 1939. Flying Cadet, 1928-1929; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, October 1929. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1929-1943; Commanding General, 3rd Bomb Division, 1943-1944; Commanding General, XX Bomber Command, 1944-1945; Commanding General, XXI Bomber Command, 1945; Commanding General, Twentieth Air Force, 1945; Chief of Staff, Research and Development, HQ USAAF, 1945-1947; Commanding General, US Air Forces in Europe, 1947-1948; Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Air Command, 1948-1957; Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, 1957-1961; Chief of Staff, USAF, 1961-1965. Retired January 1965. Died 1990. Author of Mission With LeMay (1965) and America Is In Danger (1968).
Official papers relating to LeMay's Air Force career. Includes official correspondence (1945-1947) pertaining to research and development. Also includes some information on air defense, intelligence, aerial mining, unification of military services, and Projects MOGUL and TORRID.
Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with some transcripts (1964, 1965, 1971, 1972).
Related materials located at the Library of Congress and the USAF Academy Library include other personal papers.