AGAN, Arthur Columbus, Jr. Papers (1942-1944)

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Call No. 168.61

IRIS Nos. 00124338-00124348

(1915- ). Lieutenant General. USAF, 1936-1970. Born 12 September 1915, San Antonio, TX. BBA, U of Texas, 1939. Air War College, 1953. Flying Cadet, 1936-1937; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, October 1937. Career assignments include: staff officer for operations and training, HQ Eighth Air Force, 1942-1944; Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations, HQ USAAF, Mediterranean Theater of Operations, 1944; Commanding Officer, 1st Fighter Group, 1944-1945; Deputy for Personnel and Administration, HQ Air Defense Command (ADC), 1946-1949; successively Deputy for Operations and Chief of Staff, HQ ADC, Eastern Region, 1954-1957; Commander, 26th Air Division, 1957-1958; successively Deputy for Plans and Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans, HQ ADC, 1959-1963; Commander, 26th North American Air Defense Region and 26th Air Division, 1963-1964; Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, HQ USAF, 1964-1966; Commander, Aerospace Defense Command, 1966-1970. Retired February 1970.

Official papers relating to Agan's World War II service. Includes copies of official reports on various air operations of the Eighth Air Force, VIII Fighter Command, and Fifteenth Air Force. Also includes a copy of Lieutenant General Ira Eaker's report on USAAF activities in the United Kingdom during 1942-1943 and materials compiled by Agan relating to Eighth Air Force plan of attack (1942-1944). Also contains a copy of the 3rd Bombardment Division "Combat Crew Manual", May 1944.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with transcripts (1972, 1973). Some access restrictions apply.