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WEAVER, Walter Reed, Papers. 1913 - 1948

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Call Nos. 168.7027-1 through 12

IRIS Nos. 1001591 through 1001624

(1885-1944). Achieved the rank of Major General in USAAF. He was born in Charleston, SC on 23 February 1885. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1908 from the U.S. Military Academy. Completed the Army Industrial College in 1933. In February of 1908, while in the Infantry, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served until the grade of captain in 1917. In November of 1917, he began his duty with Aviation assigned to the Signal Corps. Weaver's career assignments included various duties as a company and field grade officer from 1917 through 1927, Commanding officer at Maxwell Field in Alabama from 1927 through 1931, Commandant of the Air Corps Tactical School from 1939 through 1940, Commanding General of the Southeastern Air Corps Training Center for 1940 and 1941, and Commanding General of the USAF Technical Training Command from 1941 through 1943. Weaver retired in December of 1943 and died on 27 October 1944 in Washington, DC.

This archive contains personal and official papers and correspondence relating to Weaver's duties and commands during his career. Additional records comprise newspaper clippings, photographs, construction reports, magazine articles, copies of speeches, commendations, orders, and training programs. There is also communication pertaining to Fort Boykin, the Weaver home in Virginia.

Related material is located in K416.952-1, IRIS number 502586 which is an August 1951 Strategic Air Command (SAC) Combat Crew magazine which includes an article on the career of General Walter R. Weaver.