Curtis Emerson LeMay was a general in the United States Air Force and is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. After the war, he initiated the Berlin airlift, then reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective instrument of nuclear war. He served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until his retirement in 1965.

Curtis Emerson LeMay was a general in the United States Air Force and is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. After the war, he initiated the Berlin airlift, then reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective instrument of nuclear war. He served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until his retirement in 1965.

Curtis LeMay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Curtis LeMay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Curtis LeMay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Curtis LeMay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TIME Magazine Cover: Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay - Aug. 13, 1945 - Curtis LeMay - World War II - Military - Air Force

TIME Magazine Cover: Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay - Aug. 13, 1945 - Curtis LeMay - World War II - Military - Air Force

General Curtis E. LeMay, (1906 - 1990)

General Curtis E. LeMay, (1906 - 1990)

TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Curtis LeMay -- Sep. 4, 1950

TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Curtis LeMay -- Sep. 4, 1950

A Different Perspective: Barry Goldwater and Curtis LeMay

A Different Perspective: Barry Goldwater and Curtis LeMay

American Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay 1945 TIME cover art by Ernest Hamlin Baker

American Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay 1945 TIME cover art by Ernest Hamlin Baker

15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation

15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation

General Curtis LeMay - SAC's second commander-in-chief (1948-1957), LeMay played a crucial role in developing the capabilities of his command so that it could launch an atomic offensive at short notice. LeMay had shown his organizational and command abilities during World War II, when he directed mass bombing operations against Japanese cities, including the fire bombing of Tokyo in March 1945.

General Curtis LeMay - SAC's second commander-in-chief (1948-1957), LeMay played a crucial role in developing the capabilities of his command so that it could launch an atomic offensive at short notice. LeMay had shown his organizational and command abilities during World War II, when he directed mass bombing operations against Japanese cities, including the fire bombing of Tokyo in March 1945.

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