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    Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was an American Air Force general who implemented an effective but controversial strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. He later served as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, from 1961 to 1965.

  2. 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. He attended Columbus public schools and Ohio State University. In 1928 he entered the armed services as a flying cadet.

  3. Jul 3, 2019 · Curtis LeMay (November 15, 1906NOctober 1, 1990) was a U.S. Air Force general who became famous for leading a bombing campaign in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he served as the leader of the Strategic Air Command, the U.S. military division responsible for most of the country's nuclear weapons.

  4. Aug 13, 2020 · In a 1971 speech to the U.S. Air Force Academy, LeMay recounted the story of an exercise that pitted his nascent bomber corps against one of the Navy's battleships, the USS Utah. The Navy would ...

  5. Jan 21, 2022 · On May 12, 1938, YB-17s led by chief navigator 1st Lt. Curtis LeMay used dead reckoning to locate the Italian liner Rex 775 miles off the U.S. East Coast. (U.S. Air Force) He had calculated time-on-target as 12:25 p.m. At 12:23, under a low ceiling, his three-ship YB-17 formation had nothing in sight.

  6. Curtis E. LeMay (born Nov. 15, 1906, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.—died Oct. 1, 1990, March Air Force Base, Calif.) U.S. Air Force officer whose expertise in strategic bombardment techniques was important during World War II and afterward.

  7. May 31, 2023 · Gen. Curtis ‘Iron Ass’ LeMay During the first 11 years of his military career — until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 — LeMay was promoted slowly, at a peacetime pace. But after the US entered World War II, he rocketed through four ranks, rising all the way from major to major general between 1942 and 1944.

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