SPAATZ, CARL ANDREW Papers. 1942-1968
Published January 25, 2008
.13 CU FT, 14 reels negative microfilm
Call No. 168.7060, 23147-23160
IRIS Nos. 891181-891307, 1007234-1007235
(1891-1974). General. USAF, 1916-1948. Born 28 June 1891, Boyertown, PA. BS, United States Military Academy, 1914. Signal Corps Aviation School, 1916, (Aero Club of American Land Plane Pilot Certificate No. 428, March 1916); Air Service Tactical School, 1925; Command and General Staff School, 1936. Served as Second Lieutenant, Infantry, 1914-1916; began duty in Aviation Section, Signal Corps, June 1916. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1916-1940; with periods of duty in Office of Chief of Air Service (later Air Corps), 1925-1929 and 1933-1939; Chief of Air Services, HQ USAAF, 1941; Chief, Air Force Combat Command, 1942; Commanding General, Eighth Air Force, Commanding General, USAAF-European Theater of Operations; jointly Commanding General, Twelfth Air Force and Northwest African Air Force; Commanding General, USA Strategic Air Forces- Europe, Commanding General US Strategic Air Forces - Japan, 1942-1945; Commanding General, USAAF (later Chief of Staff, USAF), 1946-1948. Retired June 1948. Died 14 July 1974, Washington, DC.
Personal and official papers relating to Spaatz's military career. Includes personal and official correspondence sorted by subjects such as the Air Force Academy (1953-1963), Air Force Museum (1957-1961), Air University (1952-1961), and Civil Air Patrol (1952-1963). Also includes correspondence with General Ira Eaker (1953-1956) and General B.D. Foulois (1958-1960). Contains addresses and articles written by Spaatz (1945-1948). Also includes material on the court martial of General Billy Mitchell (1955). Contains research notes made on the future use of air power (1935-1959). Also includes listing of winners of Collier Trophy (1911-1961). Also contains miscellaneous photographs and news clippings (1953-1961).
Some material available on microfilm only. Originals on file at the Library of Congress.
Access to some materials restricted by security classifications and USAF administrative markings.
Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with transcripts (1962, 1965, and 1968). Access to some interviews restricted by USAF administrative markings.