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Curtis LeMay (1906–1990)

Curtis LeMay was a US Air Force general who was credited during World War II with developing the strategic bombing campaign against the Japanese that greatly helped in the conclusion of the war. He was also credited with reorganizing the Strategic Air Command into an effective force that became capable of waging a nuclear war against the Soviet ... See full bio »

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Goodyear Theatre Miscellaneous Crew
The World at War Himself / Himself - Divisional Commander
The Last Bomb Himself


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 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (consultant)
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 1974 The World at War (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Divisional Commander
- The Bomb: February-September 1945 (1974) ... Himself (as General Curtis LeMay)
- Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944 (1974) ... Himself - Divisional Commander (as General Curtis Le May)
 1955 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.38 (1955) ... Himself (as General Curtis LeMay)
 1945 The Last Bomb (Short documentary)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)
 2018 1968: The Year That Changed America (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Vice Presidential Candidate
- Part Four: Fall (2018) ... Himself - Vice Presidential Candidate
 2009 Great Planes (TV Series documentary)
- B17 Flying Fortress (2009) ... Himself
 2005 X Day: The Invasion of Japan (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 DC3:ans sista resa (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
- Strategic Air Command (2003) ... Himself
 2003 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2001 Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Video documentary)
 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Race for the Superbomb (1999) ... Himself
 1998 Secrets of World War II (TV Series documentary)
- The Amazing Colonel Doolittle (1998) ... Himself
 1997 On the Brink: Doomsday (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 JFK
Himself - in Front of Map, Beside McNamara (uncredited)
 1968 In the Year of the Pig (Documentary)
Himself - Speech on Communist Aggression (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (with Bill Yenne): "Superfortress: The Story of the B-29 and American Air Power".

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

General Curtis Le May | General Curtis LeMay

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He called the Cuban Missile Crisis the worst defeat the United States had suffered in its entire history. The Kennedy administration secretly agreed to remove US missiles from Italy and Turkey in exchange for the Soviets removing their missiles from Cuba. The US also publicly promised not to invade Cuba gain. See more »


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