Thomas D. White Papers 1945-1961

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Thomas D. White Papers 1945-1961

Papers of the U.S. Air Force officer and Air Force Chief of Staff, 1957-1961.Collection contains communications (1948-1961), including correspondence and memoranda; memorabilia (1945-1954); and personal office files (1953-1961). Correspondents include Hanson Baldwin, Omar Bradley, William C. Bullitt, Arleigh Burke, Richard E. Byrd, Dwight D. Eisenhower, W. Barton Leach, Curtis LeMay, Lyman L. Lemnitzer, George S. Myers, Thomas S. Power, L. Mendel Rivers, A. Willis Robertson, Carl Spaatz, Stuart Symington, Maxwell D. Taylor, Lowell Thomas, Nathan F. Twining, Lee Wulff, and others.

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Idaho became a state on July 3, 1890 with post offices being established as early as 1876. From the guide to the Franklin County, Idaho Post Office Location Records, 1876-1945, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives) These photographs document Region 4, started in 1910, of the US Forest Service, covering Utah, Nevada, Southern Idaho, and Western Wyoming. From the guide to the US Forest Service Photograph Collection., 19...

LeMay, Curtis E. (Curtis Emerson), 1906-1990

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Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was an American Air Force general who implemented an effective but controversial strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. He later served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965. LeMay joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, the precursor to the U.S. Air Force, in 1929 while studying civil engineering at Ohio State University. He had risen to the rank of major by the time of Japan's Attack on Pearl ...

Lemnitzer, Lyman L. (Lyman Louis), 1899-1988

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Lyman Louis Lemnitzer (August 29, 1899 – November 12, 1988) was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. He received his commission in the Coast Artillery Corps from West Point in 1920 and was an instructor at West Point from 1926 to 1930, and again in 1934 and 1935. He graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1936 and the Army War College in 1940 and saw duty with war plans division and the staff of Army Ground Forces from May 1941 to June 1942. He reached the rank of brigadier general in...

Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974

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Carl Andrew Spaatz (born Spatz; June 28, 1891 – July 14, 1974), nicknamed "Tooey", was an American World War II general. As commander of Strategic Air Forces in Europe in 1944, he successfully pressed for the bombing of the enemy's oil production facilities as a priority over other targets. He became Chief of Staff of the newly formed United States Air Force in 1947. Spaatz retired with the rank of general on June 30, 1948. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Servic...

Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981

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Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II, holding the rank of General of the Army. Bradley was the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and oversaw the U.S. military's policy-making in the Korean War. Born in Randolph County, Missouri, Bradley worked as a boilermaker before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from the academy in 1915 alongside Dwight D. Eisenh...

Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991

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Hanson Baldwin was a writer for the Baltimore Sun (1928), the New York Times (1929-1968), and Reader's Digest (1968-1976). He reported extensively on World War II, and in 1942 he became military editor for the New York Times. Baldwin was co-chairman of the armaments group of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as editor of many books and authored numerous articles. Baldwin died in 1991. From the description of Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). (Unknown)....

Byrd, Richard Evelyn Jr., 1888-1957

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Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his ex...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985

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Leach, W. Barton (Walter Barton), 1900-1971

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January 6, 1900 b. Boston, Massachusetts. s. Walter Barton and Grace Winifred (Wise) L. 1921 A.B., cum laude, Harvard University Summer 1920 Graduate student, Universite de Grenoble, 1924 LL.B., cum laude, Harvard Law School ...

Power, Thomas S. (Thomas Sarsfield), 1905-

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Air Force officer. From the description of Reminiscences of Thomas S. Power : oral history, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122619630 Thomas Sarsfield Power (1905-1970 was an American military officer who served as both Vice-Commander and Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Air Command. Born on June 18, 1905 in New York City, he graduated from Barnard School for Boys and entered the Air Corps flying school in 1928, receiving his commission as a second lieut...

Twining, Nathan F. (Nathan Farragut), 1897-1982

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Air Force officer. From the description of Reminiscences of Nathan Farragut Twining: oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419971 U.S. Army and Air Force officer; later, publishing company executive. From the description of Papers of Nathan F. Twining, 1924-1960 (bulk 1950-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81804920 Nathan Twining's military career began in 1916 as a member of the Third Oregon Infant...

Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967

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William Christian Bullitt (b. Jan. 25, 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-d. Feb. 1967), was Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1933 to 1936, and to France from 1936 to 1941. He was ambassador at large in 1941 and 1942, and special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy in 1942 and 1943. He began his career at the State Department in 1917 where he also served as an attaché to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace at the end of World War I. In 1944 he joined the French Army and was a major in the...

Wulff, Lee

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Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981

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American author, journalist, and world traveller. From the description of Letters, 1961-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553309 Newscaster, foreign correspondent, and explorer. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1890]-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155531746 Thomas was a radio and television broadcaster, author, and world traveler. From the description of The Lowell Jackson Thomas papers. 1916-2010. (University of Utah). WorldC...

Burke, Arleigh A. 1901-

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Arleigh Albert Burke, U.S. Naval Officer, was born near Boulder, Colorado on 19 October, 1901. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1923 and served in the Navy until his retirement in 1961. A brilliant officer during World War II, Burke fell into disfavor in 1949 due to his opposition to adoption of the Air Force B-36 aircraft, but still achieved promotion to rear admiral and eventually selection as Chief of Naval Operations in 1955. He is credited with building a fleet of nuclear-powered subm...

Symington, Stuart, 1901-1988

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White, Thomas D. (Thomas Dresser), 1901-1965

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Thomas Dresser White (b. Aug. 6, 1901, Walker, Minn.-d. Dec. 22, 1965), U.S. Air Force officer, received his commission in the infantry in 1920. He studied the Chinese language in China from 1927 to 1931, and served as assistant military attaché for air in Moscow and Rome from 1934 to 1937 and military attaché in Brazil from 1940 to 1942. During World War II he served as assistant chief of staff, then chief of staff, 3rd Air Force; assistant chief of staff for intelligence at Army Air Force HQ; ...

Rivers, L. Mendel (Lucius Mendel), 1905-1970

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Robertson, A. Willis (Absalom Willis), 1887-1971

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U.S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Dr. Harry J. Warthen, Jr., 1956 January 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959530 Robertson was a senator from Virginia (1946-1966). His son, Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson, is an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Class of 1950 and a well-known minister and televangelist in Virginia. From the description of Family photographs, ca. 1930-1940. (Washington & Lee University). Wor...

Taylor, Maxwell D. (Maxwell Davenport), 1901-1987

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Maxwell Davenport Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer and diplomat of the mid-20th century.[1] He served with distinction in World War II, most notably as commander of the 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed "The Screaming Eagles." After the war, he served as the fifth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, having been appointed by President John F. Kennedy. He is the father of biographer and historian John Maxwell Taylor and of military historian ...