Curtis Lemay

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Birthday
15, 1906
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Oct 1, 1990 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1906
Birthplace
Columbus, OH
Death Date
Oct 1, 1990 (83)

About

Air Force General who readied the American Strategic Air Command to carry out nuclear attacks at a moment's notice.

Before Fame

He was an advocate of total war carried out via air attack, and he was responsible for launching the firebomb raids over Tokyo that killed 100,000 civilians.

Trivia

He believed that nuclear war was inevitable and drew up plans for the SAC to deliver a "Sunday punch" attack of 133 atomic bombs to 70 Soviet cities.

Family Life

He was born in Columbus, Ohio and lived all over the United States as a child.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Jim Backus in the 1952 film Above and Beyond.