Description: Parts 1 and 2 of an interview with U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force veteran General P. K. Carlton. Carlton speaks about his association with General Curtis LeMay, bomber operations against Japan and Japanese occupied territory, his assignment with the Strategic Air Command Operations staff under LeMay, and the role of the SAC and the B-52 in relations with the Soviets. Additionally, Carlton speaks about LeMay's role in creating a safety program for the SAC and in building SAC's communications system, in the development of radar formation flying as well as in the development of Arctic bombing routes and in the USAF's acceptance of the B-52, LeMay's relationship with the press, his efforts to establish survival schools, his influence on USAF equipment decisions, operational contributions and emphasis on readiness, and his views on the use of airpower in Vietnam.
Date: June 30, 2004
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Hurley, Alfred F. & Carlton, P. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections