Kenney, George C.
1889 - 1977


April 2013

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


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Internet Resources


Arlington National Cemetery.  George Churchill Kenney, General, United States Air Force. 
Available online at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/gckenney.htm
Contains biography and black & white photograph.

Australia @ War.  Lieutenant General George Churchill Kenney, Commanding General of the 5th Air Force. 
Available online at: http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ozatwar/kenney.htm
Black & white photos of Kenney during World War II with short biography.

Military Times.  Hall of Valor.  George Churchill Kenney. 
Available online at: http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=16016
General Kenney's Awards and Citations, with color illustrations of medals.  Includes short biography.

U.S. Air Force Biography.  General George Churchill Kenney. 
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6041
Official Air Force biography.

Internet Resources (Student Research)

LaBarbera, David A.  BUNA: MacArthur's Lieutenants in an Immature Theater.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1997.  27 p.
Available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA328119
Discusses the leadership and innovation of Army Air Corps General George Kenney.


Books


The Air University Pantheon of Air, Space and Cyberspace Power Thinkers, compiled by Vicki J. Rast.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2009.  110 p.
Gen George C. Kenney (1889-1977), pp 70-77.
Also available online at:
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA510394
Book call no.: 358.400973 R229a

Anders, Curt.  Fighting Airmen.  New York, Putnam's, 1966.  287 p.
The Number One Take-Out Man: George Kenney, pp 197-237.
Book call no.: 923.573 A544fa

The Army Air Forces in World War II, edited by Wesley Frank Craven and James Lea Cate.  Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1948-1958.  7 vols.
Official US Air Force history of World War II.  See volumes 4 and 5 for the Air War in the Pacific and General Kenney.
Book call no.: R940.544973 A741

Benton, Jeffrey C.  They Served Here: Thirty-Three Maxwell Men.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1999.  78 p.
George C. Kenney, pp 45-46.
Also available online at:
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA421981
Book call no.: 358.41709761 B478t

Copp, DeWitt S.  A Few Great Captains.  Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1980.  531 p.
See index for pages about General Kenney.
Book call no.: 358.0973 C785f

Fredriksen, John C.  American Military Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 1999.  2 vols.
George C. Kenney, pp 399-401.
Also available online as an EBSCOHost eBook at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=56854&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv
Book call no.: R 355.0092273 F852a

Frisbee, John L.  Makers of the United States Air Force.  Washington, Air Force History and Museums Program, 1996.  347 p.
George C. Kenney, pp 127-156.
Book call no.: 920.073 M2181 1996

Griffith, Thomas E.  MacArthur's Airman: General George C. Kenney and the War in the Southwest Pacific.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 1998.  338 p.
Book call no.: 940.544973 G854m

Kenney, George C.  General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War.  Washington, Air Force History and Museums Program, 1997.  594 p.
Also available online at:
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA442853
Book call no.: 940.544973 K36g 1997

Kenney, George C.  The MacArthur I Know.  New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1951.  264 p.
Book call no.: 92 M116ke

Kenney, George C.  The Saga of Pappy Gunn.  New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959.  133 p.
Book call no.: 92 G976k

Meilinger, Phillip S.  Airmen and Air Theory: A Review of the Sources.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air University Press, 2001.  164 p.
George C. Kenney, pp 36-39.
Also available online at:
http://aupress.au.af.mil/digital/pdf/book/Meilinger_Airmen_Air_Theory.pdf
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513ab

Rodman, Matthew K.  A War of Their Own: Bombers Over the Southwest Pacific.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2005.  164 p.
"Examines the distinctive nature of Fifth Air Force’s role in the air war over the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II.  Especially notable is Gen George Kenney’s innovative use of light attack aircraft as well as both medium and heavy bombardment aircraft, characterized by theater-specific tactics, ordnance, and structural modifications." -- AU Press website.
See index for pages about General Kenney.
Book call no.: 940.544973 R693w

Straubel, James H.  Crusade for Airpower.  Washington, Aerospace Education Foundation, 1982.  419 p.
See index for sections about General Kenney.
Book call no.: 358.4006 S912c

We Shall Return!  MacArthur's Commanders and the Defeat of Japan, 1942-1945, edited by William M. Leary.  Lexington, KY, University of Kentucky Press, 1988.  305 p.
George C. Kenney: MacArthur's Premier Airman, by Herman S. Wolk, pp 88-114.
Book call no.: 940.54260924 W361

World War II in the Air: The Pacific, edited by James F. Sunderman.  New York, Franklin Watts, 1962.  306 p.
See index for pages about General Kenney.
Book call no.: 940.544 S958w v. 1


Documents


Griffith, Thomas E., Jr.  MacArthur's Airman: General George C. Kenney and the Air War in the Southwest Pacific Theater in World War II.  Chapel Hill, NC, 1996.  539 p. (Thesis, PhD. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Also available online at:
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA311551
Doc. call no.: M-U 43567-841

Grynkewich, Alexus Gregory.  "Advisable in the National Interest?"  The Relief of General George C. Kenney.  Athens, GA, 1994.  96 p. (Thesis, M.A. University of Georgia, Athens)
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA283259
Doc. call no.: M-U 43567-764

Kenney, George C.  Air Power and National Policy.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, 1957.  12 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043 K36a

Documents (Student Research)

Angelella, Salvatore A.  A Prototype JFACC: General George C. Kenney.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 1994.  69 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA425628
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1 A581p

Caine, Steven A.  Needed, Decisive Airpower Leaders: General George C. Kenney, A Role Model.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1991.  57 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA233394
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 C135n

Cox, Douglas A.  Reach Forward in Time: Relevant Issues From WWII for Grooming Today's Operational Level Air and Space Commanders.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2003.  42 p.
Explores key issues faced by General Kenney during World War II as what is now known as Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC).
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 C8776r

Fischer, Michael E.  Mission-Type Orders in Joint Air Operations: The Empowerment of Air Leadership.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Air University, 1994.  68 p.
Mission Order Command in the Southwest Pacific, pp 21-42.  Analyzes General George Kenney's air campaign in the Southwest Pacific during World War II.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA360607
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1a F529m

Herriges, Darrell L.  Operational Level Air Commanders: A Search for the Elements of Genius.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 1994.  160 p.
Kenney and The Fighting Fifth in the Papuan Campaign, pp 93-127.
Also available online at:
http://dtlweb.au.af.mil/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=28162
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1 H566o

Hertz, Martin R.  The Virtual Council of War: Relationships, Trust and Influence Between the Joint Forces Commander and His Air Components.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2002.  33 p.
Kenney and MacArthur, the Model Relationship, pp 16-19.
"Examines the historical relationships between three pairs of commanders to examine the correlation between personal relationships and effectively employed airpower." -- Abstract.
Also available online at:
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA420690
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 H576v

Manuel, Kent L.  General Kenney as a Strategic Leader.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, 1996.  29 p.
Also available online at:
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA393919
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 M294g


Periodicals


Davis, Forrest.  "I'm Proud of This Generation."  Saturday Evening Post  215:16-17+  June 19, 1943.
Interview with Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney.
Also available online at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=18990118&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Dorr, Robert F. and Borch, Fred L.  Innovation, Not Wounds Merited Purple Heart.  Air Force Times  66:38  August 8, 2005.
Features General George C. Kenney, recipient of the Purple Heart for his invention of the parachute bomb.
Also available online at:
NewsBank

Falk, Stanley L.  General Kenney, the Indirect Approach, and the B-29s.  Aerospace Historian  28:146-155  September 1981.

Griffith, Thomas E., Jr.  Airpower in the Pacific: A Case Study in Innovation.  JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly  No. 26:32-37  Autumn 2000.
Also available online at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=5179792&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Griffith, Thomas E., Jr.  Command Relations at the Operational Level of War: Kenney, MacArthur and Arnold.  Airpower Journal  13:50-62  Summer 1999.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA527944

Kenney, George C.  General Kenny on Far East Supply Concepts.  Air Force Journal of Logistics  30:45  Summer 2006.
"Presents a speech by General George C. Kenney of the U.S. Air Force, delivered at Air Force Association meeting in 1952." -- Abstract.
Also available online at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=22149091&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Loosbrock, John F.  Hell, Let's Try It!  Air Force Magazine  60:27  October 1977.
Tribute to General George C. Kenney at his death.  Includes two black & white photos.

McGowan, Sam.  General George C. Kenney Pioneered Aerial Warfare Strategy and Tactics in the Pacific Theater.  World War II  11:10-11  July 1996.
Also available online at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f6h&AN=9709030449&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Westenhoff, Charles M.  Aggressive Vision (New Guinea Campaigns of World War II).  Airpower Journal  3:34-49  Fall 1989.
Focuses on General Kenney's style during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
Also available online at:
http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj89/fal89/westen.html

Wolk, Herman S.  The Genius of George Kenney.  Air Force Magazine  85:66-71  April 2002.
Also available online at: http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2002/April 2002/0402kenney.aspx

Wolk, Herman S.  The Other Founding Father (Gen. George C. Kenney, USAF).  Air Force Magazine  70:164-166+  September 1987.
Also available online at:
http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1987/September%201987/0987kenney.aspx

Wolk, Herman S.  The Trouble Shooter and the Aussies: General Kenney in the Southwest Pacific, 1942-1943.  Air Power History  46:44-53  Summer 1999.
Also available online at:
http://search.proquest.com/docview/219759294?accountid=4332

Wolk, Herman S.  A Wartime Leader.  Airman  29:15-17  July 1985.


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