SCANLON, MARTIN FRANCIS Papers. 1937-1967
Published January 25, 2008
.35 cu ft
Call No. 168.606
IRIS Nos. 1031051-1031054
(1889-1980). Brigadier General. USAF, 1916-1948. Born 11 August 1889, Scranton, PA. Signal Corps Aviation School, 1916 (Aero Club of America Land Plane Pilot Certificate No. 591, September 1916); Air Service Engineering School, 1923; Air Corps Tactical School, 1928; Command and General Staff School, 1929. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Infantry, 1912 and served to grade of First Lieutenant, 1912-1916; began duty in Aviation Section, Signal Corps, March 1916. Career assignments include: Assistant Military Attaché for Air, Italy, 1923-1927; Assistant Military Attaché for Air, United Kingdom, 1929-1933; Military Attaché for Air, United Kingdom, 1936-1941; Assistant Chief of Staff, HQ USAAF, 1941-1942; duty with Allied Air Forces, Southwest Pacific Area, 1942. Retired February 1948. Died 26 January 1980, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Personal and official papers relating to Scanlon's embassy and Southwest Pacific duties. Includes his personal diaries (1937-`940) from his embassy duties in London. Also includes official messages, intelligence summaries, and operations orders from the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific (1942). Also contains a few British Air Ministry (German and French Language) propaganda leaflets from WWII.