.15 cu ft

Call No. 168.7067

IRIS Nos. 1017197

First Lieutenant. USAFR, 1942-1958. Born in Dallas, TX. LLB, Southern Methodist U, 1950. Served to grade of Private, Air Corps Enlisted Reserve, 1942-1943; Aviation Cadet, 1943-1944; appointed Flight Officer, May 1944; commissioned Second Lieutenant, August 1945. Relieved from active duty, November 1945. Resigned July 1958.

Personal papers relating to Skelton's flying training experiences in WWII (1942-1945). Includes comments on his days as a student and ROTC cadet at North Texas Agricultural College, primary flying training, and flying duties in bombers at Hondo Field TX. Also includes comments on his anticipation of overseas orders and subsequent disappointment when WWII ended.