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.

February 2006

Compiled by Staff
Bibliography Branch, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

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: 


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.  528 p.
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 a
vailable 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 DionysiusAirpower Journal 1:70-73 Fall 1987.
Also available online:  http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj87/kline.html

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