PRATT, HENRY CONGER Papers. 1904-1946
Published January 25, 2008
3.75 cu ft
Call No. 168.7023
IRIS Nos. 126411-126436
(1882-1966). Major General. USAAF, 1917-1946. Born 2 September 1882, Fort Stanton, NM. BS, United States Military Academy, 1904. Command and General Staff School, 1923; Army War College, 1924. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, June 1904 and served to grade of Captain, 1904-1917; began duty in Signal Corps, August 1917. Career assignments include: various duties as field grade officer, 1917-1924; Chief, Training and War Plans Division, Office of Air Corps, 1924-1928; Chief, Materiel Division and Commandant, Air Corps Engineering School, 1932-1935; Commanding General, 23rd Brigade, 1938-1940; Commanding General, Third Corps Area, 1941-1942; Commanding General, Trinidad Sector, The Antilles, 1942-1943; Commanding General, Antilles Department, 1943; Commanding General, Southern Defense Command, 1944; Commanding General, Western Defense Command, 1944-1945. Retired September 1946. Died 6 April 1966, Washington, DC.
Personal papers relating to Pratt's military career. Includes personal correspondence (1912-1958), scrapbooks (1919-1945) and photograph albums (1904-1946).