RASK, PETER SELMER Papers. 1942-1943
Published January 25, 2008
.33 cu ft
Call No. 168.7043
IRIS Nos. 127111-127118
(1896-1984). Colonel. USAFR, 1917-1919; 1929-1953. Born 24 November 1896, MN. LLB, Northwestern U, 1923. Served in an enlisted status, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1917-1918; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, April 1918. (Civilian Flying License No. 591, 1919); reapppointed Second Lieutenant, National Guard (MN), November 1929. Career assignments include: various duties as company grade officer, 1918-1919; called to active duty as Major, Air Corps, October 1941; various staff positions, 1941-1942; Chief of Staff, XII Air Support Command, 1943; Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ XII Troop Carrier Command, 1944. Relieved from active duty, March 1945. Duty with Air Force reserve, 1949-1953. Retired February 1953. Died 27 July 1984, Minneapolis, MN.
Official papers relating to Rask's duty as Chief of Staff with XII Air Support Command, 1943. Includes materials on USAAF operations in North Africa. Also includes materials regarding charges of misappropriation of equipment against Lt Col Elliot Roosevelt and photographs from Rask's duty in Africa (1942-1943).