RYAN, JOHN DALE Papers. 1967-1973 7.6 cu ft Call No. 168.7085 IRIS Nos. 1023965-1024193 (1915-1983). General. USAF, 1938-1973. Born 10 December 1915, Cherokee, IA. BS, United States Military Academy, 1938. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery Corps, June 1938; began duty in the Air Corps, September 1938. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1939-1951; Commander, 810th Air Division, 1951-1953; Commander, 19th Air Division, 19531956; Director of Materiel, HQ Strategic Air Command (SAC), 1956-1960, Commander, Sixteenth Air Force, 1960-1961; Commander, Second Air Force, 1961-1963; The Inspector General, HQ USAF, 1963-1964; Commander-in-Chief, SAC, 1964-1967; Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Air Forces, 1967-1968; Vice Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1968-1969; Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1969-1973. Retired August 1973. Died 27 October 1983, Lackland AFB, TX. Official papers from Ryan's tenure as Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1969-1973. Primarily includes copies of out-going correspondence to major USAF commands, other branches of service, government departments, and foreign governments. Contains materials on various weapons systems, USAF personnel and training programs, and exchange programs and visits of foreign military personnel. Also includes copies of daily logs, mail logs and Ryan's desk calendars. Access to some documents restricted by security classifications. Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with transcripts (1971, 1979).