EAKER, IRA C.
Aviation pioneer and Air Force leader who led the Eighth Air Force in its daylight precision bombing over Germany during World War II. Helped establish USAF as a separate service.
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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Ira C. Eaker.
Available online: http://www.congressionalgoldmedal.com/IraCEaker.htm
Contains several photos and write-up for medal from Congressional Gold Medal Recipients site.
General Ira C. Eaker.
Available online: http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5312
Official USAF biography on Air Force Link.
General Ira C. Eaker and the Eaker Air Force Base.
Available online: http://asms.k12.ar.us/armem/edavis/eaker.htm
Contains several photos and brief biography. From the "History of Eaker Air Force Base".
Ira C. Eaker.
Available online: http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aerojava/eaker.htm
Contains color photo and brief biography on the Aeronautic Learning Network for Science, Technology and Research All Star Network.
Ira Clarence Eaker, General, United States Air Force.
Available online: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/iraeaker.htm
Includes black & white photo and color images of medals and decorations. Arlington National Cemetery website.
Photographs and Images of Ira C. Eaker.
Available online: http://images.google.com/images?q=clarence+eaker&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search
Benton, Jeffrey C. They Served Here: Thirty-Three Maxwell Men.
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air University Press, 1999. 78 p.
Also available online: http://aupress.au.af.mil/Books/Benton/Benton.pdf
Book call no.: 358.41709761 B478t
Concepts for Air Force Leadership, edited by Richard I. Lester and
A. Glenn Morton. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2001.
Book call no.: 358.4133041 C744 2001
Copp, DeWitt S. A Few Great Captains: The Men and
Events that Shaped the Development of U.S. Air Power. Garden City,
NY, Doubleday, 1980. 531p.
Book call no.: 358.0973 C785f
Meilinger, Phillip S. American Airpower Biography: A Survey
of the Field. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1995, 65p.
See pp 20-22
Also available online: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/biograph.html
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513a
Parton, James. "Air Force Spoken Here": General Ira Eaker and the Command of the Air. Bethesda, MD, Adler & Adler, 1986. 557 p.
Book call no.: 92 E111p
Hollingsworth, David M. Ira C. Eaker and Curtis E. LeMay:
Great Warriors. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College,
April 1985. 45 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 H7411i
Mabus, Robert. Combat Leadership: Does It Require Different Traits and Skills than Managerial or Peacetime Leadership? Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, May 1989. 46 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 M112c
Reed, Ronald D. General Ira Eaker as a Model of Air Power
Spokesmanship. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command Staff College, April
1988. 28 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 R325g
Willcocks, Raymond H. The Ethics of Bombing Dresden.
Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, 1998. 30 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 W697e
Eaker, Ira C. The Real Air
Hero. Flying Safety 59:20-21 April 2003.
Describes aircraft mechanics and their role in aviation.
Also available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=9846884&site=ehost-live
Kline, Timothy E. Ira Eaker and the Ear of Dionysius. Airpower Journal 1:70-73 Fall 1987.
Also available online: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj87/kline.html
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