Legends of Airpower

General Curtis Emerson LeMay

He was always the best bombardier, best navigator, and the best pilot in his unit. General LeMay 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. A cigar smoking leader of warriors, Curtis LeMay is a true Legend of Airpower.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #108

Tuesday, August 21 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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  • Wednesday, August 22 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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Fifty-two men and women who made America's air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.