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LeMay, Curtis Emersonlocked

(15 November 1906–01 October 1990)
  • John C. Fredriksen

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LeMay, Curtis Emerson (15 November 1906–01 October 1990), airman, was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Erving LeMay, an ironworker, and Arizona Carpenter. Desiring a military career yet unable to gain appointment to West Point, he enrolled in Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) while attending Ohio State University. LeMay left school without graduating to accept a commission as second lieutenant in the field artillery reserve on 14 June 1928. Inspired by ...

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