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Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Brian D. Laslie


Only the most ardent of air power historians know the name of General Laurence S. Kuter, despite the fact he welded a B-17 group into a cohesive fighting force, was the deputy commander of allied tactical air forces in North Africa, and later served as commander of the Military Air Transport Service, Air University, Far East Air Forces—later Pacific Air Forces—and finally as a Commander-in-Chief of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). The biography of Larry Kuter is the biography of the United States Air Corps, Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force

Keywords: Larry Kuter, World War II, Biography, Air Force, Air Power, Cold War, NORAD

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813169989
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian D. Laslie, author
NORAD and U.S. Northern Command/U.S. Air Force Academy