Leader of the "Wolf Pack" during the Vietnam War and later became Commander in Chief of NORAD.

February 2006

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


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Internet Resources

Daniel ("Chappie") James, Jr.
Available online:  http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/james.html

Article from the Air & Space Power Chronicles Homepage.

Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.
Available online:  http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/djames.htm
Arlington National Cemetery website.

1st Lieutenant Claude R. "Spud" - Capt  Chappie James, an Exceptional Friendship.  18th Fighter Bomber in Korea, Pyongyang, North Korea, October, 1950.
Available online:  http://www.koreanwar.org/html/units/frontline/biteman/biteman18.htm
From "Korean Tales Unsung Heroes of the Korean Air War":  Part 18, by Duane E. 'Bud' Biteman.

Gen. 'Chappie' James Remembered at Kelly.  FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database  March 15, 2000.
Available online:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=113780981861&site=ehost-live

General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.
Available online:  http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=1112

From USAF People website.  Includes biographical information and several black & white and color photos.

General Daniel James Jr.
Available online: http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5932
Air Force Link, AF Biography.

Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers:  James, Daniel (Chappie), Jr.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, September 2000.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/great/james.htm

Photographs and Images of Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.
Available online:  http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=chappie+james&sa=N&tab=wi

Remarks at the Dedication of Tuskegee University's General Daniel "Chappie" James Center in Alabama May 10, 1987.  American Reference Library, January 1, 2001.
Available online:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=9FVPPRWR070483&site=ehost-live


Black Americans in Defense of our Nation.  Washington, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy/Equal Opportunity, 1991.  300 p.
Book call no.:  355.008996073 B627 1991

Dabbs, Henry.  Black Brass:  Black Generals and Admirals in the Armed Forces of the United States.  Charlottesville, VA, Howell Press, 1997.  231 p.
Book call no.:  923.573 D111b

McGovern, James R.  Black Eagle, General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.  University, AL, University of Alabama Press, 1985.  204 p.
Book call no.:  92 J273 m

Meilinger, Phillip S.  American Airpower Biography:  A Survey of the Field.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1995.  65 p.
See pp 53-55.
Also available online:  http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/biograph.html
Book call no.:  358.400922 M513a

Phelps, J. Alfred. Chappie:  America's First Black Four-Star General:  The Life and Times of Daniel James, Jr.  Novato, CA, Presidio, 1992.  366 p.
Book call no.:  92 J273p 1992


Lee, Gregory M.  Air Force Leadership:  General Daniel "Chappie" James Jr.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, April 1986.  21 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 L4784a


Johnson, Ralph.  America's First Black Four-Star General vs. His Militant CriticsEqual Opportunity Current News, pp14-18, February 5, 1976.

Poinsett, Alex.  Gen. Daniel (Chappie) James Jr. New Boss of the Nation's Air DefenseEbony 31:49-51 December 1975.

Rapping with Chappie.  Air University Review 23:12-21 July-August 1972.

Slavin, Peter.  'Chappie' James:  Fearless Four-StarAir Force Times 51:47 May 20, 1991.

Stewart, Ollie.  4 Stars on Black ShouldersEqual Opportunity Current News, pp 11-12, June 24, 1976.

Super-Patriot 'Chappie' James Earns an Unprecedented Fourth Star
People Weekly 4:24-25 July 28, 1975.


From These Beginnings Wings for This Man.  Palm Springs, CA, Big Picture, Historical Film and Video, 1993.  1 videocassette, 30 min.
Video call no.:  940.544973 F931

United States.  Air Force.  Air Force Now.  No. 183 United States Dept. of the Air Force.  Palm Springs, CA, Big Picture, Historical Film and Video, 1993.  1 videocassette, 30 min.
Video call no.:  358.400973 A2981 no. 183

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