General Curtis E. LeMay Films

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0022
Creators:
LeMay, Curtis E., 1906-1990
Dates:
1938-1965
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
(15 films)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of home movies of General LeMay, including the following titles: Curtis Lemay's Trip To Vietnam; General Lemay's Trip To Maine; Fishing Trip; Guam And The Philippines #4; To Kat Kay; Alaska Ii; Alaska I; Y1b-17 Aerials; Guam 1945 (NASM Designation); Curtis Lemay In China (NASM Designation); and Jack's Cameras.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
General Curtis E. LeMay (1906-1990) was in the United States Air Force for 37 years, 12 of those years as a general officer. A few of the highlights of his illustrious career are as follows: he was a U.S. combat commander in World War II in both the European and Pacific Theatres; he was a leader of the Berlin Airlift; and he was the man most responsible for forging the Strategic Air Command (SAC). In 1961, he was appointed to the position of Chief of Staff of the Air Force, a post he held for four years. Although LeMay retired from the military in 1965, he remained active in aviation affairs. LeMay also remained part of the national scene and was George Wallace's running mate on a third-party ticket for the 1972 presidential election.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
LeMay Foundation, gift, unknown, 1993-0022, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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LeMay, Curtis E., 1906-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wallace, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Air Force Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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