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WEBB, Hamilton B., Papers. 1942 - 1978

1.02 cu ft

Call Nos. 168.7039-1 through 17

IRIS Nos. 127071 through 127093, 1028875

(1914 - 2005). Rose to the rank of Brigadier General while a member of the U.S. A.F. from 1942 until 1973. General Webb was born on 2 April 1914 in New York, New York and died on 21 January 2005. He received his bachelor of science degree from Yale University in 1935 and his doctor of medicine degree from Columbia University in 1939. General Webb completed U.S. Army Air Forces School of Aviation Medicine in 1944, the U. S. Navy School of Preventive Medicine in 1954, and the U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine in 1955.

General Webb was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps in October of 1942. In March of 1946, he was released from active duty and became a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard as a surgeon. He returned to active duty in July of 1948 at Bolling Air Force Base. Career assignments for General Webb included military surgeon, hospital commander, Command Surgeon of the Caribbean Air Command, Chief of Aviation Medicine, Director of Medical Operations within the USAF School of Aviation Medicine, Deputy Director of Plans and Hospitalization for Headquarters USAF, Assistant for Plans and Operations, Assistant for Professional Services, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Surgeon of Tactical Air Command. Brigadier General Webb retired from the USAF in March of 1973.

These personal papers relate primarily to General Webb's medical service in the USAF from 1951 through 1972. Official correspondence pertaining to health and sanitation in the Air Force, retention of personnel, problems with noise and air traffic, materials on disaster medical care, as well as clinical assistant's and midwife programs. Information concerning Reserve medical units, speeches, photograph albums and Webb's personnel military records, and letters to and from General Webb are also within these personal papers.