encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com Curtis LeMay
He was promoted to major general and directed the 21st Bomber Command, heading B-29 operations including the massive incendiary attacks on over sixty Japanese cities, such as Tokyo on March 9-10, 1945 during which around 100,000 people were killed.
www.pbs.org General Curtis E. LeMay, (1906 – 1990)
For months LeMay’s bombers went out night after night, relentlessly keeping up their fire-bombing campaign, so that by the end of the war, flames had totally or partially consumed 63 Japanese cities, killing half a million people…
Asked later about the morality of the campaign, LeMay replied: “Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time… I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal….
His very first war plan drawn up in 1949, proposed delivering, “the entire stockpile of atomic bombs. In a single massive attack,” which meant dropping 133 A-bombs on 70 cities within 30 days.