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SMITH, FREDERIC HARRISON, JR. Papers. 1929-1965

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Call No. 168.7159

IRIS Nos. 1037884-1037890

(1908-1980). General. USAF, 1929-1962. Born 30 June 1908, Fort Monroe, VA. BS, United States Military Academy, 1929. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, June 1929; began duty in Air Corps, September 1929. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1930-1944; Commander, V Fighter Command, 1945; Staff Officer, Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans, HQ USAAF, 1945-1946; Chief of Staff, Strategic Air Command, 1946-1947; National Commander, Civil Air Patrol, 1947; Chief of Requirements Division under the Director of Training and Requirements Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQ USAF, 1947-1948; Assistant for Programming, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQ USAF, 1948-1950; Commanding General, Eastern Air Defense Force, 19501-1952; Vice Commander, Air Defense Command, 1952-1956; Commander, Fifth Air Force, 1956-1958; Commander, Air Training Command, 1958-1959; Commander-in-Chief, United States Air Forces in Europe, 1959-1961; Vice Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1961-1962. Retired June 1962. Died 28 May 1980, San Antonio, TX.

Personal and official papers relating to Smith's military career. Includes biography of Smith (1961) and genealogy of the Harrison family. Also includes AWC Instruction Circular Phase 63-3, and "Formulation of National Security Policy, Nov 62 - Jan 63" and Rosters of General Officers (1962). Also contains flight records (1932-1962), retirement file (1962), and speeches made by Smith (1962-1964).

Access to one item restricted by USAF administrative markings.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1976).