ROBERTSON, JOHN CLAYTON Papers. 1940-1964
Published January 25, 2008
2 cu ft
Call No. 168.7114
IRIS Nos. 1028016-1028030, 1086825-1086837
(1914-1977). Colonel. USAAF, 1940-1946; demobilized, April 1946; recalled to active duty, April 1947; USAF, 1947-1964. Born 4 November 1914, Dayton, OH. BA, Depauw U, 1937. Air Tactical School, 1948; Armed Forces Staff College, 1950. Flying Cadet, March-November 1940; commissioned Second Lieutenant, November 1940. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1940-1950; Staff Officer, Directorate of Training, HQ USAF, 1950-1953; Chief, Air Force Section, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Madrid, Spain, 1953-1956; Commanding Officer, Department of Defense ROTC, Oklahoma State U, Stillwater, 1956-1959; Assistant Commandant, HQ AFROTC, 1959-1961; Commanding Officer, 2484th AR Reserve Sector, Dallas NAS, TX, 1961-1964. Retired June 1964. Died 24 March 1977, Green Valley, AZ.
Personal and official papers relating to Robertson's Air Force career. Includes Robertson's diary while stationed in the United Kingdom (1942). Contains personal correspondence including letters to his mother and brother (1940-1945). Also includes official and miscellaneous correspondence and reports (1940-1945). Contains audiotape of address by Robertson to Academic Instructor Course Class 60-D (1960). Also contains miscellaneous news clippings (1940-52), magazines (1947-1949) as well as a copy of the 350th Fighter Group History (1942-1945) and a scrapbook presented to Robertson at the time of his retirement (1964). Includes various photographs (1941-1961), miscellaneous mementos (1940-1956) and a two-volume copy of a WWII combat film. Also contains various personnel records (1940-1964) including orders, certificates, award citations and flying logs and records.