Lanphier, Thomas G.

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Thomas G. Lanphier, 1915-1987, was a World War II pilot , famous for shooting down the bomber carrying Japanese Admiral Yamamoto over Bougaineville Island, April 18, 1943. After the war, as a vice president for military sales, General Dynamic, Convair Division, he served as the Washington liaison and was a strong proponent of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and Global Surveillance System in the 1950s.

From the description of Thomas G. Lanphier papers, before 1987. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 71795953

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Guided missile industries
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
Fighter pilot
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives


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