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Posted 1/25/2008 Printable Fact Sheet

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Call No. 168.7044

IRIS Nos. 1040015-1040027

(1902-1984). Major General. USAF, 1926-1951. Born 14 September 1902, Macon, GA. Air Corps Tactical School, 1934; Command and General Staff School, 1939. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Infantry Reserve, November 1923; Flying Cadet, 1926-1927; began duty as Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, February 1927. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1927-1943; Commander, XII Fighter Command, 1943-1944; Deputy Commander, XII Air Support Command, 1944-1945; Commander, First Tactical Air Force, 1945; Deputy Commander, Air Transport Command, 1945-1947; Chief, Air Section, joint Brazil-United States Military Commission, 1947-1948; Commander, Air Defense Command, 1948-1949; Director, Directorate of Requirements, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQ USAF, 1949-1950; Deputy Chief of Staff for Development, HQ USAF, 1950-1951. Retired July 1951. Died 31 January 1984, Lackland AFB, TX.

Personal and official papers relating to Saville's military career. Includes official and personal correspondence (1920-1951). Contains reports on various WWII operations including Operations DRAGOON, AVALANCHE, and ANVIL. Also includes memoranda on subjects such as air defense in the Western Mediterranean (1943) and the reduction of Cassino (1944).

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