White, Thomas D.
1901 - 1965

March 2013

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


The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of target web sites or the information, products, or services contained therein.  For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at those locations.  Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.

Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the Center's Web Maintainer for a password.

If a file does not open by clicking on the link, right click and select “copy the shortcut” then paste it into the browser’s address bar.

All sites listed were last accessed December 12, 2012.

Internet Resources

260 Remarks at the Presentation of the Distinguished Service Medal to General Thomas D. White.  June 28, 1961.  American Reference Library - Primary Source Documents, pp 485-486  2001.
Available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=32353802&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv
Public Papers of John F. Kennedy.

National Aviation Hall of Fame.  Thomas D. White. 
Available online at: http://www.nationalaviation.org/white-thomas-dresser/

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  Gen. Thomas D. White. 
Available online at: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2015

Syracuse University Library.  Thomas D. White Papers
Available online at: http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/w/white_td.htm
Syracuse University's overview of the Thomas D. White Papers including his biographical history.

U.S. Air Force Biography.  General Thomas Dresser White. 
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7576
Official Air Force biography.

Internet Resource (Student Research)

Phillips, Jeffrey A.  Engendering Cyber-Mindedness in the United States Air Force Cyber Officer Corps.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, June 2011.  89 p.
Available online at: http://dtlweb.au.af.mil///exlibris/dtl/d3_1/apache_media/L2V4bGlicmlzL2R0bC9kM18xL2FwYWNoZV9tZWRpYS81NjY5NQ==.pdf


Gantz, Kenneth Franklin.  Man in Space: The United States Air Force Program for Developing the Spacecraft Crew.  New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959.  303 p.
Preface by Thomas D. White.
Book call no.: 629.1388 G211m

Godfrey, John Trevor.  The Look of Eagles.  New York, Random House, 1958.  245 p.
Book call no.: 940.544 G583L

Smith, M. V.  Ten Propositions Regarding Spacepower.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2002.  140 p. (Fairchild Paper)
Also available online at:
Book call no.: 358.80973 S655t

The United States Air Force Report on the Ballistic Missile: Its Technology, Logistics, and Strategy, edited by Kenneth Franklin Gantz.  Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1958.  338 p.
Preface by Thomas D. White.
Book call no.: 623.451 G211u


Rothstein, Stephen M.  Dead on Arrival?: The Development of Aerospace Concept, 1944-58.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, November 2000.  86 p.
Also available online at:
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1a R847d

White, Thomas D.  USAF Doctrine in the Military Implementation of National Policy.  1956.  21 leaves.
Speech by Chief of Staff USAF, 4 December 1957.
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043-104


General White Backs Change in Defense.  Air Force Times  18:14  May 10, 1958.

General White's Testimony on Air Defense.  Air Force  41:40-41  September 1958.

Improved Radar Makes Possible Missile Detection at 3000 Miles.  Air Force Times  18:5  September 28, 1957
Gen. White's briefing to Defense Orientation Association.

Research for Air Power.  Ordnance  42:618-619  January-February 1958.

Schaffel, Kenneth.  Warrior-Scholar (Gen. Thomas D. White, Fourth AF Chief of Staff) Airman  31:25-28  February 1987.

White, Thomas D.  Aerospace Power...Today and Tomorrow.  Air Force  41:51-54  November 1958.

White, Thomas D.  Air and Space Are Indivisible.  Air Force  41:40-41  March 1958.

White, Thomas D.  The Air Force Job and How We're Doing It.  Air Force  41:37-41  August 1958.

White, Thomas D.  Air Power Capabilities.  Ordnance  43:41-43  July-August 1958.

White, Thomas D.  At the Dawn of the Space Age.  Air Power Historian  5:15-19  January 1958.

White, Thomas D.  The Ballistic Missile:  An Instrument of National Policy.  Air University Quarterly Review  9:2-4  Summer 1957.

White, Thomas D.  Community Relations:  Military Aviation.  Air Force  40:57-60  April 1957.

White, Thomas D.  The Inevitable Climb to Space.  Air University Quarterly Review  10:3-5  Winter 1958-1959.

White, Thomas D.  Leadership - in the Conquest of Space.  Air Power Historian  5:75-79  April 1958.

White, Thomas D.  Perpetual Preparedness.  Ordnance  42:431-433  November-December 1957.

White, Thomas D.  Space Control and National Security.  Air Force  41:80+  April 1958.

White, Thomas D.  Strategy and Defense Intellectuals.  Saturday Evening Post  236:10+  May 4, 1963.
"Gen. White's insights on the stability of military power and civilian-military relations with regards to implementation of national defense." -- Abstract.
Also available online at:

White, Thomas D.  USAF Doctrine and National Policy.  Air Force  41:47-51  January 1958.

White, Thomas D.  We Must Give Top Priority to Survival.  Air Force  40:54-55  September 1957.

White, Thomas D.  You and the Air Force Today.  Airman  1:1-7  August 1957.

This page was last updated on 03/11/2014 08:37 AM

Back Arrow Return to Bibliography List
Back Arrow
Return to the Fairchild Research Information Center Homepage

Accessibility/Section 508