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  Curtis E. LeMay
Returning to the States, LeMay served briefly as the head of the AAF research and development effort, then was sent to Germany as commander of the air forces in Europe arrayed against the Soviets.
LeMay was one of the coldest of America's cold warriors, and partly for this reason his tenure as chief was neither successful nor happy.
LeMay later stated vehemently that he disagreed with administration policy during the war, but we are given no details on an alternative.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/cc/lemay.html   (1455 words)

  
 General Curtis LeMay - Demented Cold Warrior
LeMay was appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force in 1957 and Chief of Staff in 1961.
LeMay was a ringleader in the Joint Chiefs of Staff insofar as urging Kennedy to go to war in the Bay of Pigs and later in the Cuban missile crisis.
LeMay was the foremost proponent of the nuclear first strike, saying that we should give the Russians the "Sunday punch" before they did it to us.
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  LeMay - March 1998
LeMay accepted the increased vulnerability of the long run-in, arguing that, overall, it was safer to fly a straight bomb run and knock the target out than to try to evade flak by jinking and have to return again and again.
LeMay had a vision of SAC being so obviously powerful that it would be perceived by the enemies of the United States to be unbeatable and so deter them.
LeMay was silent, then replied that he despised Wallace's policies and would never have run with him if he thought he had a chance at winning.
www.afa.org /magazine/March1998/0398lemay.asp   (3713 words)

  
 Curtis LeMay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was a General in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of independent candidate George C. Wallace in 1968.
LeMay soon concluded that his bombers were dropping their bombs near their targets only 5% of the time, and that losses of aircraft and crews were unsustainably high.
LeMay was quite aware of both the brutality of his actions and the Japanese opinion of him - he once remarked that had the U.S. lost the war, he fully expected to be tried for war crimes.
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 Curtis E. Lemay The Enduring"Big Bomber Man"
LeMay was given an emotional farewell by his men when he left the 305th in July.(26) The Job of division com- mander included an office at Elveden which was a far cry from the constant mud and grime at Chelveston.
LeMay had made personal liaison with the service units of the 12th Air Force there, but due to the short notice of the raid and the fact that the 12th Air Force was fighting its own war, accommodations were much poorer than expected.
LeMay's move to a staff job was in recognition of his superb efforts of the previous seven months.* He had created so much momentum against Japan that, with additional air forces and continuing deliveries of B-29s, victory was assured.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/report/1986/CTJ.htm   (19959 words)

  
 Curtis LeMay - ExampleProblems.com
LeMay soon concluded that his bombers were dropping their bombs near their targets only 5% of the time, and that losses of aircraft and crews were unsustainably high.
LeMay was quite aware of both the brutality of his actions and the Japanese opinion of him - he once remarked that had the U.S. lost the war, he fully expected to be tried for war crimes.
LeMay lost significant appropriation battles (for Skybolt ALBM, and the B-52 replacement, the XB-70.) His wish for a much more vigorous engagement in the Vietnam War (the quote "we should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age" is often attributed to him) did not come true.
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 Nuclear Files: Library: Biographies: Curtis Emerson Lemay
Curtis Emerson LeMay was born on 15 November 1906 in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1938, LeMay was chosen to be the lead navigator for the first mass flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses in a publicity mission to Buenos Aires for the inauguration of the newly elected president of Argentina.
LeMay was appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force in 1957 and Chief of Staff in 1961.
www.nuclearfiles.org /menu/library/biographies/bio_lemay-curtis.htm   (594 words)

  
 Curtis Emerson LeMay Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Curtis Emerson LeMay (1906-1990) was one of the outstanding combat leaders of World War II who helped lead the strategic bombing of Japan and Germany, built the Strategic Air Command, and was Air Force chief of staff from 1961 to 1965.
Curtis LeMay's life and career epitomize the growth and development of U.S. military forces as America moved from isolationism in the 1930s to superpower status today.
LeMay reorganized the command's training, maintenance, and operations, but the logistics arrangements were impossible and ensured that the India-based B-29s' contribution to the American war effort was merely a token.
www.bookrags.com /biography/curtis-emerson-lemay   (967 words)

  
 ::Curtis LeMay::
Curtis LeMay is credited with introducing the fire raids on Japan during World War Two.
As with 'Arthur 'Bomber' Harris of the RAF and head of Bomber Command, LeMay believed that total war was the only way to bring the conflict in the Pacific to an end and by that very nature, such a war had to include civilian targets.
LeMay gained a reputation for efficiency but he was not necessarily an easy man to get on with and he gained the nickname "Iron Ass".
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /curtis_lemay.htm   (585 words)

  
 Air Power:Curtis E. LeMay
When Curtis LeMay saw his first airplane at the age of five, he felt it was "unique and in a way Divine." He wanted to become a pilot.
LeMay was given command of SAC to use his organizational skills to whip them into shape.
LeMay lobbied to send the navy and SAC to surround the island and if need be, "fry it." If the Russians attempted to fight back, he was confident SAC could protect the country.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/LeMay/AP36.htm   (1628 words)

  
 Gen. Curtis LeMay & Bomber Deterrence
When Gen. Curtis E. LeMay became commander of the Strategic Air Command in 1948 he was appalled at the lack of professionalism in his bomber crews.
Curtis LeMay in an unfamiliar setting, the bridge of a Navy ship, watching one of the early atomic bomb tests that SAC carried out.
LeMay was appalled and began an intense program of training and building up air bases around the country and eventually the world.
www.nebraskastudies.org /0900/stories/0901_0121.html   (868 words)

  
 Curtis LeMay (Dwayne Allen Day)
Curtis LeMay in particular seems to : have firmly believed that nuclear war was inevitable and that delaying it : or waiting for the USSR to start it would only make it worse.
I think that there is at least some evidence to suggest that LeMay considered the first-strike to be the most ideal warfighting option for the United States, since it would destroy the majority of Soviet forces on the ground.
Rhodes argues that LeMay was using massive numbers of reconnaissance flights to provoke the Soviets.
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 Dulce Et Decorum Est » Cancer
LeMay planned and executed the atomic bombings at the behest of Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson and President Harry Truman.
LeMay opposed the nuclear attacks, but he directed it under orders from Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson and President Harry S. Truman, who had made the decision to use atomic weapons in order to terrorize Japan into unconditional surrender.
LeMay was also the architect of the low-altitude firebombing campaign, acting on advice and research from his subordinate, Lt.
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General of the Air Force, Curtis E. LeMay served as Commander of the Strategic Air Command and was appointed by President John F. Kennedy as Air Force Chief of Staff.
LeMay began as a fighter pilot with the 26th Pursuit Squadron at Southbridge Field.
LeMay was often the first to prove new techniques on combat missions he led.
sun3.lib.uci.edu /racyberlib/Social/interviews/lemay.html   (3378 words)

  
 Trevor James Constable and Curtis LeMay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Lemay was responsible for the fire-bombing of Tokyo in pre-Hiroshima World War II, and ran as George Wallace's vice- presidential candidate in 1968.
Clincher shook the smog bureaucracy and all the crooked politicians, neurotic lawyers and greedy businessmen to whom "fighting" smog is financially or organizationally beneficial, and to whom its eradication is the worst nightmare.
I knew that LeMay was not just an outstanding military leader, but, in the words of Barry Goldwater, was a "can-do" guy, somebody who went right at a project and got it done before ordinary guys got off their tails.
www.umsl.edu /~skthoma/lac.htm   (1409 words)

  
 Curtis LeMay - Definition, explanation
Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906–October 3, 1990) was a General in the United States Air Force.
LeMay lost a number of significant appropriation battles (for Skybolt ALBM, the F-111, and the B-52 replacement, the XB-70.) He also lost in his desire for a much more vigorous engagement in the Vietnam War.
LeMay retired in February 1965 and seemed to be headed for a potential political career.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/cu/curtis_lemay.php   (980 words)

  
 Biographies : GENERAL CURTIS EMERSON LEMAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
General Curtis Emerson LeMay is the fifth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The general was born at Columbus, Ohio, in 1906.
In July 1957 General LeMay was appointed vice chief of staff of the United States Air Force and served in that capacity until July 1961, at which time he was appointed chief of staff.
General LeMay graduated with a bachelor of civil engineering degree and is a distinguished alumnus of the College of Engineering, Ohio State University.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=6178   (698 words)

  
 USAF People - General Curtis E. LeMay Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Curtis Emerson LeMay was born at Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 15, 1906.
General LeMay holds Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from John Carroll University, Kenyon College, the University of Southern California, Creighton University, and the University of Akron; Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Tufts University, Ohio State University, and the University of Virginia; and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Case Institute of Technology.
General LeMay is rated a command pilot and is qualified to fly jet aircraft.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/afp/lemay.htm   (646 words)

  
 Curtis LeMay Summary
Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was a General in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of independent candidate George C. Wallace in 1968.
At the outbreak of World War II LeMay was a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 305th Bomb Group.
The heavy losses in veteran crews on this and subsequent deep penetration missions in the autumn of 1943 led the Eighth Air Force to limit missions to targets within escort range until the employment of the P-51 Mustang fighter in January, 1944.
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 General Curtis Lemay - father of the Strategic Air Command
General Curtis Emerson Lemay was the “Father of the Strategic Air Command.” When he took over as its commander in 1948, it consisted of little more than a few understaffed and untrained B-29 groups left over from World War II.
It was this confrontation that began the Cold War and resulted in Lemay being given the job of whipping the fledging Strategic Air Command into shape..
Curtis Lemay served as a general for seventeen years - longer than any other man in the history of the United States military.
www.strategic-air-command.com /people/LeMay-General-Curtis.htm   (583 words)

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