KENNEDY, RONALD FREDERIC Papers. 1939-1961
Published April 28, 2008
1.25 cu ft
Call No. 168.7097
IRIS Nos. 1027007-1027027
(1910-2000). Colonel. USAFR, 1933-1970. Born 27 May 1910, Spokane, WA. BA, Stanford U, 1933. Command and General Staff School, 1942. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, June 1933; entered extended active duty, USAAF, August 1941; entered reserve status, USAAF, 1945. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1933-1941; A-2, V Interceptor Command, 1941-1942; A-2, 65th Fighter Wing, 1943-1945; Staff Officer, USAF Training Command, 1946; Commanding Officer, Air Reserve Group, Wold-Chamberlain Field, later 1940s -early 1950s. Retired June 1970. Author of Colgate Calling, Shepherd of the Seas and Light Intense and Accurate (1942-1945).
Personal and official papers relating to Kennedy's US Army Air Forces Service. Contains a collection of published works including Les Cahiers de Liberation, a publication by the French underground during Nazi occupation (1943); The Harbinger of Freedom, an Anglo-Belgian review (1943); Some Excerpts from Wartime Speeches by Winston Churchill (1943); Accord, World War II monthly review (1944), and Victory in Burma (1945). Also contains Vrijheid (1943); Bomber's Battle (1943); Official Guide to AAF, 1944; Mr Tettley's Tenants (1944); a copy of the magazine York (27 February 1944), and The Mightiest Army (1945). Also includes miscellaneous magazine articles and news clippings (1939-1961) and propaganda pamphlets (1944). Contains some maps (1939-1944) and several photographs, particularly reconnaissance pictures of various German cities (1942-1945).