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Reminiscences of Ira Clarence Eaker : oral history, 1959.

Creator: Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987.
Project: Henry H. Arnold project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 184 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Air Force officer.

Scope and Contents

Early interest in aviation; participation in races; hemispheric flight, 1926-1927; transcontinental blind flight; Mitchell court martial case; Army Air Corps and air mail, 1934; Long Beach earthquake; pressure for a separate Air Force; Air Force intelligence; George C. Marshall and air power; relation of General Arnold and General Malin Craig; Winston Churchill and around-the-clock bombing; 8th Air Force Bomber Command, England from 1942: transfer of units to England, relations with Royal Air Force, critique of operations; Ploesti and Tokyo raids; pro- and anti-Air Force interests in government in early 1960s; impressions of Generals Frank Andrews and Carl Spaatz.


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