Tunner, William H.
1906 - 1983

November 2012

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


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Internet Resources

Legends of Airpower.  William Tunner. 
Available online at: http://legendsofairpower.com/biographies/tunner.htm
Short biography and video clip.  Video clip may not be available on Maxwell .mil network.

U.S. Air Force biography.  Lieutenant General William H. Tunner.  
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7431
Official Air Force biography.


Hanson, David S.  "When You Get a Job to Do, Do It": The Airpower Leadership of Lt Gen William H. Tunner.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, May 2008.  74 p.  (Drew paper no. 4)
"This thesis draws upon current Air Force leadership doctrine and proposes an Air Force Leadership framework with which to assess the relationships between personal experience, leadership competencies, leadership actions, and the results they produce.  The author begins with Tunner's early experiences, to include military education, training, and operational practice. ...Lieutenant General Tunner was a major force in the development of air transportation and a successful Air Force leader."--Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA485287
Book call no.: 358.40092 H251w

Meilinger, Phillip S.  Airmen and Air Theory: A Review of the Sources, American Airpower Biography.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2001.  164 p.
Also available online at: http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/digital/pdf/book/b_0013_meilinger_airmen_air_theory.pdf
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513ab

Slayton, Robert A.  Master of the Air: William Tunner and the Success of Military Airlift.  Tuscaloosa, AL, University of Alabama Press, 2010.  291 p.
Book call no.: 358.40092 S631m

Spencer, Otha Cleo.  Flying the Hump: Memories of an Air War.  College Station, Texas A&M University Press, 1992.  217 p. (Texas A & M University military history series no. 25)
"This is a historical description of the development of air power in China, explaining the need for the Himalayan airlift and recording the important dates and events of the war over the Hump against Japan."--Book jacket.
Book call no.: 940.544373 S745f

Tunner, William H.  Berlin Airlift.  Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Office of History, United States Air Forces Europe, 1998.  74 p.
"This booklet is a reprint of the chapter entitled 'Berlin Airlift' from 'Over the Hump', Lieutenant General William H. Tunner's autobiography"--Foreward.
Book call no.: 943.1550874 T926b

Tunner, William H.  Over the Hump.  Washington, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1985.  340 p.
Reprint.  Originally published: New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1964.
Book call no.: 358.44 T926o 1985


Hoppe, Billy J.  Lieutenant General William H. Tunner in the China-Burma-India "HUMP" and Berlin Airlifts: A Case Study in Leadership in Development of Airlift Doctrine.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, Air War College, April 1995.  29 p.
Also available online at: http://dtlweb.au.af.mil/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=50724

Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 H798L


Allman, Paula.  Over the Hump.  Combat Edge  12:22-25  August 2003.
"Discusses the importance of safety in military airlift.  Views of General William H. Tunner on the role of safety to achieve a successful mission; Prevention of aircraft mishaps; Increase in the tonnage of an airplane."--Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=10611499&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Launius, Roger D and Cross, Coy F., II.  The Tunner airlift philosophy.  Mobility Forum  7:16-17  May-June 1998.
"Major General William H. Tunner, the Berlin Airlift Commander, is profiled.  When he took over the operation, he made it much more efficient. "--Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/213800122?accountid=4332

Miller, Roger G.  Tunner and the Luftwaffe Connection with the Berlin Airlift.  Air Power History  56:28-35  Winter 2009.
"The article focuses on the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Major General William H. Tunner and his organization of the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949, focusing particularly on how he dealt with the problems of airplane maintenance."--Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=47391104&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Shiner, Linda.  Heroes Welcome.  Air & Space Magazine, Smithsonian  18:35-41 June-July 1998.
Berlin statistics and stories.
Also available online at: http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Heroes-Welcome.html

Tunner, William H.  Over the Hump: The Berlin airlift.  Mobility Forum  8:20-25  July-August 1999.
"Black Friday, Friday Aug 13, 1948, is a date many of those who served on the Berlin Airlift wish they could forget.  Tunner describes that day and the events leading up to it."--Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/213804924?accountid=4332


Legends of Airpower.  Arlington, VA, 3 Roads Communications, 2001.  3 videocassettes, 6 hrs.
"Profiles military leaders, flying aces, test pilots and other pioneers and contributors to the growth of American military aviation."--Abstract.
Lieutenant General Tunner is profiled in volume 3.
Also available online at: http://www.legendsofairpower.com/
Video call no.: 629.13092 L5112

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