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Legends of Airpower

Legends of Airpower

This award-winning series profiles people who made America’s air power the most respected in the world. Individuals featured in June are generals Curtis Emerson LeMay and Bernard Adolf Schriever.


General Curtis Emerson LeMay

General Curtis Emerson LeMay

Sunday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Gen. Curtis Emerson LeMay was always the best bombardier, navigator and pilot in his unit. He developed the tactics to win wars from the air. He led the way as the Army Air Force smashed Germany, then Japan, achieving victory in World War II. He organized the Berlin Airlift and built Strategic Air Command into a nuclear threat that the Soviet Union could not ignore or defeat.



Annie Oakley

General Bernard Adolf Schriever

Sunday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m.

Developer of America’s ballistic missile program and the Air Force’s initial space program, General Bernard Adolf Schriever joined the Army in 1931 after graduating from Texas A&M University. He was trained to fly in Texas in the early 1930s and served in the 19th Bomb Group in the Southwest Pacific in the summer of 1942. General Schriever was the father of missiles and space in the Air Force, including the Thor and Minuteman missiles.




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