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US Army Air Corps Cadet Curtis LeMay, circa 1930Two B-17A bombers flying past Italian ocean liner Rex, Mar 1937
US Army Air Corps Cadet Curtis LeMay, circa 1930Two B-17A bombers flying past Italian ocean liner Rex, Mar 1937
Brigadier General Haywood Hansell and Colonel Curtis LeMay in front of B-17F “Dry Martini – The Cocktail Kids 4” at Chelveston, England, on the occasion of Hansell’s last combat flight, 4 May 1943.General Joseph Stilwell and Major General Curtis LeMay at an American airfield in China, 11 Oct 1944
Brigadier General Haywood Hansell and Colonel Curtis LeMay in front of B-17F “Dry Martini – The Cocktail Kids 4” at Chelveston, England, on the occasion of Hansell’s last combat flight, 4 May 1943.General Joseph Stilwell and Major General Curtis LeMay at an American airfield in China, 11 Oct 1944
US Army Lieutenant General James Doolittle and Major General Curtis LeMay at 8th Air Force headquarters, High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom, 1945; note a tail boom of a P-38 Lightning behind themLeMay bombing leaflet; over 5 million of them were delivered to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and 33 other Japanese cities by 1 Aug 1945, encouraging Japanese citizens to flee from cities for safety
US Army Lieutenant General James Doolittle and Major General Curtis LeMay at 8th Air Force headquarters, High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom, 1945; note a tail boom of a P-38 Lightning behind themLeMay bombing leaflet; over 5 million of them were delivered to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and 33 other Japanese cities by 1 Aug 1945, encouraging Japanese citizens to flee from cities for safety
US Air Force portrait of Lieutenant General Curtis LeMay, circa 1948US Air Force portrait of General Curtis LeMay, circa 1951
US Air Force portrait of Lieutenant General Curtis LeMay, circa 1948US Air Force portrait of General Curtis LeMay, circa 1951
US Air Force General Curtis LeMay with his signature cigar watching an early atomic bomb test from a US Navy ship, early-1950sUS Air Force General Curtis LeMay, mid-1950s
US Air Force General Curtis LeMay with his signature cigar watching an early atomic bomb test from a US Navy ship, early-1950sUS Air Force General Curtis LeMay, mid-1950s
Official US Air Force portrait of Curtis LeMay, late 1950s or early 1960sPresident John Kennedy with SAC Chief General Curtis LeMay and SAC Vice-Chief Lieutenant General Thomas Power at Strategic Air Command HQ, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1962
Official US Air Force portrait of Curtis LeMay, late 1950s or early 1960sPresident John Kennedy with SAC Chief General Curtis LeMay and SAC Vice-Chief Lieutenant General Thomas Power at Strategic Air Command HQ, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1962
US Air Force Chief-of-Staff General Curtis LeMay meeting with President John F. Kennedy along with the U-2 pilots who photographed Soviet missiles on Cuba, sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962US Air Force Chief-of-Staff General Curtis LeMay attending NATO exercises outside Paris, France, 28 May 1962
US Air Force Chief-of-Staff General Curtis LeMay meeting with President John F. Kennedy along with the U-2 pilots who photographed Soviet missiles on Cuba, sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962US Air Force Chief-of-Staff General Curtis LeMay attending NATO exercises outside Paris, France, 28 May 1962
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