The Military History Center of the University of North Texas invites you to the 5th Annual Air Power Symposium: “The Cigar Who Brought the Fire Wind: Curtis LeMay, American Airpower, and the Bombing of Japan” by Dr. Conrad C. Crane. The event will be held at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison Texas (http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
Schedule of Events:
11:00am – Check-in
11:30am – Meet and Greet hosted by the Executive Council of the Military History Center
12:00pm – Lunch and Lecture/Discussion
Dr. Crane, one of the foremost experts on the history of strategic bombing, is currently Chief of Historical Services for the Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks. For the previous ten years, he was Director of the US Army Military History Institute. Before accepting that position, Dr. Crane served with the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College from September 2000 to January 2003, where he held the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He also has held the General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Chair of Aerospace Studies at the War College. He joined SSI after his retirement at the rank of colonel from active military service, a 26-year military career that concluded with 9 years as Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy.
Dr. Crane holds a B.S. from United States Military Academy as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Crane has authored or edited books and monographs on the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and has published articles on military issues in such journals as The Journal of Strategic Studies, The Journal of Military History, The Historian, and Aerospace Historian, as well as in a number of collections and reference books. His books include: Reconstructing Iraq: Insights, Challenges, and Missions for Military Forces in a Post-Conflict Scenario (2003); Avoiding Vietnam: The U.S. Army's Response to Defeat in Southeast Asia (2002); Facing the Hydra: Maintaining Strategic Balance while Pursuing a Global War against Terrorism (2002); Transforming Defense an Era of Peace and Prosperity (2001); American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953 (2000); Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States (2000) Bombs, Cities, and Civilians: American Airpower Strategy in World War II (1993). Before leaving SSI, Dr. Crane coauthored a prewar study on reconstructing Iraq influenced Army planners and attracted much attention from the media. In addition, he was the lead author for the new Army-USMC counterinsurgency manual that was released in December 2006 and was named one of Newsweek’s people to watch in 2007. At the request of General David Petraeus, he visited Iraq in November 2007 to evaluate the new doctrine in action. In November 2008, he was named the international Archivist of the Year by the Scone Foundation.
Tickets for the event are:
$50.00 – Adult Ticket
$25.00 – UNT Faculty, Staff, and Students
Please complete and return the attached form to:
Military History Center, 1155 Union Circle Drive #310650, Denton Texas 76203-5017
For inquiries please contact:
Marie Watkins at 940-565-3197 or HistoryEvents@unt.edu.