Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-

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Air Force officer and public official. Died 1993.

From the description of Elwood R. Quesada papers, 1927-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981921

Elwood R. Quesada was born on April 13, 1904 in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Maryland and Georgetown University. He was commissioned in the Air Reserve in 1925 and began active duty in 1927. Throughout his career he served in the following capacities: Aide-de-camp to Major General James E. Fechet, chief of the Air Corps, 1928 to 1929; aide to Assistant Secretary of War, 1932 to 1933; aide to administrator of National Rifle Association in 1935; aide to the Secretary of War in 1936; Commander of 33rd Pursuit Group, 1941 to 1942; Commander of Philadelphia Region, 1st Fighter Command, 1942; Commanding General of 1st Air Defense Wing, 1942 to 1943; Deputy Commanding General of the Northwestern African Coastal Air Force, 1943; Commanding General, 9th Fighter Command, 1943 to 1944; Commanding General, 9th Tactical Air Command, 1944 to 1945; Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters AAF, 1945 to 1946; Commanding General of 3rd Air Force and Tactical Air Command, 1946 to 1948; Reserve Forces Chief, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, 1948 to 1949; Chairman, Joint Technical Planning Committee for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1949 to 1950; Commander, Joint Task Force 3 for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1950 to 1951; vice president, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 1953 to 1955; Special Assistant to the President for Aviation, 1957 to 1958; Chairman, Airways Modernization Board, 1957 to 1958; and Administrator, Federal Aviation Agency, 1958 to 1961. He died on February 9, 1993.

From the description of Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-1993 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568508

Air Force officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Elwood Richard Quesada : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376600

From the description of Reminiscences of Elwood Richard Quesada : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527197

Air Force officer, government executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of Elwood Richard Quesada : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158154

Biographical Note

  • 1904, Apr. 13: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1923 - 1924 : Attended University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  • 1924 - 1925 : Army Air Service
  • 1927: Commissioned as an officer in the Army Air Corps
  • 1927 - 1928 : Engineering officer, Bolling Field, Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 - 1928 : Attended Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1928 - 1930 : Aide to Major General James Fechet
  • 1930 - 1932 : Assistant military attaché, Cuba
  • 1932: Promoted to first lieutenant
  • 1935: Promoted to captain
  • 1937 - 1938 : Flight commanding officer, 1st Bomb Squadron, Mitchel Field, N.Y.
  • 1938 - 1940 : Technical advisor to the Argentine air force
  • 1940 - 1941 : Assigned to intelligence in the Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
  • 1941 - 1942 : Commanding officer of the 33rd Pursuit Group, Mitchel Field, N.Y.
  • 1942: Promoted to lieutenant colonel
  • 1942: Promoted to brigadier general
  • 1943: Commanding officer, 1st Air Defense Wing and 12th Fighter Command, North Africa
  • 1943: Commanding general, IX Fighter Command, England
  • 1944: Promoted to major general
  • 1945: Returned to the United States as assistant chief of air staff for intelligence
  • 1947: Promoted to lieutenant general
  • 1949 - 1951 : Commander of Joint Task Force-3
  • 1951: Retired from the United States Air Force
  • 1958 - 1961 : Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1993, Feb. 9: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Elwood R. Quesada Papers, 1927-1960, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Quesada, Elwood Richard. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. WINGS OF THE ARMY. PRODUCED BY US ARMY AIR CORPS
creatorOf Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-. Elwood R. Quesada papers, 1927-1960. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1971. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Muir Stephen Fairchild Papers, 1937-1950, (bulk 1948-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Clifford, Clark M., 1906-1998. Clark M. Clifford papers, 1883-1999 (bulk 1946-1998). Library of Congress
referencedIn Fairchild, Muir Stephen, 1894-1950. Muir Stephen Fairchild papers, 1937-1950 (bulk 1948-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carl Spaatz Papers, 1910-1981, (bulk 1942-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-. The Elwood R. Quesada papers, 1975. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Owings, Nathaniel Alexander, 1903-. Nathaniel Alexander Owings papers, 1911-1983 (bulk 1960-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Clark M. Clifford Papers, 1883-1999, (bulk 1946-1998) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-. Reminiscences of Elwood Richard Quesada : oral history, 1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974. Carl Spaatz papers, 1910-1981 (bulk 1942-1963). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ira Eaker Papers, 1917-1989, (bulk 1942-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Elwood R. Quesada Papers, 1927-1960 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nathaniel Alexander Owings Papers, 1911-1983, (bulk 1960-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. WINGS FOR TOMORROW USAF ACADEMY
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Tuxbury, Robert L. Papers, 1936-1970. Wayne State University
creatorOf Elwood R. Quesada Papers. 1920 - 1967. Photographs
Elwood R. Quesada Papers
referencedIn Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987. Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989 (bulk 1942-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Train, Russell E., 1920-. Russell E. Train interviews General Elwood R. Quesada about his safari to East Africa in 1932. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-. Reminiscences of Elwood Richard Quesada : oral history, 1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Elwood R. Quesada Papers. 1920 - 1967. Personal Files
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Elwood Richard Quesada
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AAF air show, Cleveland
creatorOf Quesada, Elwood R. (Elwood Richard), 1904-. Reminiscences of Elwood Richard Quesada : oral history, 1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950. person
associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
correspondedWith Clifford, Clark M., 1906-1998. person
correspondedWith Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
correspondedWith Fairchild, Muir Stephen, 1894-1950. person
associatedWith Leach, W. Barton (Walter Barton), 1900- person
associatedWith Leish, Kenneth W., person
associatedWith Luter, John, person
correspondedWith Owings, Nathaniel Alexander, 1903- person
associatedWith Shaughnessy, Donald F., person
correspondedWith Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Train, Russell E., 1920- person
correspondedWith Tuxbury, Robert L. person
associatedWith United States. Air Force. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Air Force. Board of Review for Tactical Operations. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Air Force. IX Fighter Command. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Air Force. IX Tactical Air Command. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Air Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army Air Forces. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Aviation Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Aviation Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Joint Task Force-3. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
United States
United States
Eniwetok Proving Grounds (Marshall Islands)
Africa, North
Europe
Eniwetok Proving Grounds (Marshall Islands)
Subject
Government executives--Interviews
Aviation
World War, 1939-1945--Europe
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
Nuclear weapons--Testing
Air warfare
World War, 1939-1945--Africa, North
Aeronautics--Safety measures
B-36 bomber
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics, Commercial
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
Leadership
Air pilots--Interviews
Aeronautics--Law and legislation
Occupation
Airforce officers
Public officials
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Birth 1904-04-13

Death 1993-02-09

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