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The Military Coalition and the Service Historians

  • Martin Harwit

Abstract

Admiral Kilcline, President of the Retired Officers Association (TROA) had suggested that we invite the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Military Order of the World Wars, the American Legion, General Kicklighter’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, and the Air Force Association (AFA) to the July 13, 1994, meeting at which the Museum would present our plans for the exhibition to them.

Keywords

Marine Corps Pearl Harbor Military Historian Service Historian Museum Staff 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Martin Harwit, letter to Monroe Hatch, June 22, 1994; and Martin Harwit to John Correll, June 22, 1994, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
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    Ken Goss to Military Coalition Members, Memorandum on “The Enola Gay Controversy or—Who Started World War II?†June 30, 1994, AFA, The Enola Gay Debate, Key Documents, May 1995.Google Scholar
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    Unsigned “Comments on The Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II,’ “Office of Air Force History, July 12, 1994, AFA The Enola Gay Debate, Script Analyses, May 1995.Google Scholar
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    Luanne J. Smith, Memorandum for the Record on “Enola Gay Exhibit Meetings,†July 26, 1994.Google Scholar
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    Tony Capaccio, “DOD Historians Lauded Revisions In A-Bomb Script,†Defense Week (July 3, 1995): 1.Google Scholar
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    Michael J. Neufeld, cover letter addressed to nine members of the advisory board and four military historians, June 21, 1994, AFA The Enola Gay Debate, Key Documents, May 1995.Google Scholar
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    Luanne J. Smith, Memorandum, July 26, 1994.Google Scholar
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  9. 9.
    Martin Harwit, letter to Gen. John Guthrie, Military Order of the World Wars, July 22 1994, NASM/MH. Identical letters dated the same day went to Lennox Gilmer, DAV; Bob Currieo, VFW; Chuck Cooper, TROA; and Phil Budahn, American Legion.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Luanne J. Smith, Memorandum, July 26, 1994.Google Scholar
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    Stephen P. Aubin, separate letters to Ed Simmons, Harold Nelson, and Dean Allard, July 26, 1994, AFA The Enola Gay Debate, Key Documents, May 1995.Google Scholar
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    Monroe Hatch, letter to Martin Harwit, July 19, 1994, AFA The Enola Gay Debate, Key Documents, May 1995.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Rowan Scarborough, “Museum director rebuked curators of A-bomb exhibit,†Washington Times, August 29, 1994, p. 1.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Martin Harwit, ‘The Enola Gay and the ‘last act’ of World War II,†Letters section, Washington Times, September 4, 1994, p. B2.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    L.J. Smith, Memorandum for the Executive Director on “Enola Gay Exhibitâ€â€”Input for Mr. Hamilton’s memo, August 26, 1994, MH. 16. See note 5.Google Scholar
  16. 17.
    L.J. Smith, Memorandum for Record on “Comments on Enola Gay Script,†Sept 22, 1994, recorded this conversation with Wayne Dzwonchyk, MH. Google Scholar
  17. 18.
    Monroe Hatch, letter to Martin Harwit, August 24, 1994, AFA The Enola Gay Debate, Key Documents, May 1995.Google Scholar
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  19. 20.
    See note 5.Google Scholar

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