1 Oct 1990 – 25 years ago today, Air Force General and VP candidate Curtis E. LeMay died at March Air Force Base, California, at age 83. General Curtis Emerson Lemay was the “Father of the Strategic Air Command.”
Oct. 3, 1968, Real-life horror: George Wallace names retired Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis E. LeMay to be his running mate. His position on using nuclear weapons? "It's just another weapon in the arsenal... I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. ... I don't believe the world would end if we exploded a nuclear weapon."
President John F. Kennedy meets with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (L-R) USMC General David Shoup; US Army General Earle Wheeler; USAF General Curtis LeMay, President Kennedy; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell Taylor; USN Admiral George Anderson.