BOHANNON, Richard Leland Papers (1918-1974)

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Call No. 168.7111

IRIS Nos. 1027943-1027958

(1907-1993). Lieutenant General. USAF, 1932-1967. Born 11 October 1907, Dallas, TX. BS, Southern Methodist University, 1928, MD, Baylor University College of Medicine, 1932. Army Medical School, 1939,; Medical Field Service School, 1940; School of Aviation Medicine, l940 and 1956; Command and General Staff School, 1944. Commissioned First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, USA (Reserve), May 1932, began active duty, September 1933; commissioned First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, USA (Regular), May 1938. Career assignments include: various medical duties as company and field grade officer; Surgeon and Hospital Commander, Second Air Force, November 1949-August 1953; Surgeon, Fifteenth Air Force, August 1953-May 1958; Surgeon, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), May 1958-February 1959; Command Surgeon, PACAF, March 1959-June 1961; Deputy Surgeon General, USAF, June 1961-December 1963; Surgeon General, USAF, December 1963-December 1967. Retired 1 December 1967. Director, Professional Service, Doctors Hospital, 1968-1971; Executive Director, Institute of Aerobics Research, 1971-1973; Medical Consultant. 1974-1992. Died 21 July 1993.

Personal and official papers relating mostly to Bohannon's post retirement years. Includes a study on Man's Response to Long Duration Flight in the Gemini Spacecraft (1966); Study of Space Orientation in a Dynamic Environment (1967), and Study (and Presentation) of Physiologic and Psychologic Aging in Pilots (June 1969). Also includes reports on the Medical Aspects of Titan II (May 1962); Results of the Third US Manned Orbital Space Flight (3 October 1962), and the Physiological Status of Men Subjected to Prolonged Confinement (December 1965). Contains proceedings of the Conference on Medical Results of the First US Manned Suborbital Space Flight (6 June 1961), and Lectures in Aerospace Medicine (3-7 February 1964). Contains proceedings of the Skylab Life Symposium, volumes 1,2, and abstracts (27-29 August 1974). Also contains the published works Men Into Space, Aerospace Medicine at Lockheed (1961); 50 Years of Aerospace Medicine, 1918-1968 (undated) and USAF Achievements in Research (undated).

Access to some materials restricted by USAF administrative restrictions.

Related articles located in the Air University Library include articles by and about Bohannon (see AUL Index to Military Periodicals 1961-1967, and Readers Guide to Periodical Literature, 1964).