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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ira Clarence Eaker
RLIN number: NXCP87-A47
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Henry H. Arnold Project
Description: Early interest in aviation; participation in races; hemispheric flight, 1926-1927; transcontinental blind flight; Mitchell court martial case; Army Air Corps and air mail, 1934; Long Beach earthquake; pressure for a separate Air Force; Air Force intelligence; George C. Marshall and air power; relation of General Arnold and General Malin Craig; Winston Churchill and around-the-clock bombing; 8th Air Force Bomber Command, England from 1942: transfer of units to England, relations with Royal Air Force, critique of operations; Ploesti and Tokyo raids; pro- and anti-Air Force interests in government in early 1960s; impressions of Generals Frank Andrews and Carl Spaatz.
Extent: Transcript: 184 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from W. Bruce Arnold. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Eaker, Ira Clarence, 1896-1987
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Air Force officer
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Shaughnessy, Donald F.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics; Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; North America; Oral history; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947; United States; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950; Aviation; Eaker, Ira Clarence, 1896-1987; Mitchell, William, 1879-1936; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018238-13681