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POWER, THOMAS SARSFIELD Papers. 1922-1970

4 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7155, 34154-34157

IRIS Nos. 1032829-1032832, 1041200

(1905-1970). General. USAF, 1928-1964. Born 18 June 1905, New York, NY. Air Corps Tactical School, 1940. Flying Cadet, 1928-1929; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, February 1929. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1929-1943; Commander, 304th Bomb Wing, 1944; Commanding Officer, 314th Bomb Wing, 1944-1945; Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, US Strategic Air Forces, 1945; Assistant Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force One (operation CROSSROADS), 1945-1946; Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, HQ USAAF, 1946-1947; Acting Director, Training and Requirements, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, HQ USAF, 1947-1948; Air Attaché, United Kingdom, 1948; Deputy Commander, Strategic Air Command, 1948-1954; Commander, Air Research and Development Command, 1954-1957; Commander-in-Chief, SAC, 1957-1964. Retired November 1964. Board Chairman, Schick, Inc., 1964-1970. Died 6 December 1970, Palm Springs, CA. Author of Design for Survival (1965).

Personal and official papers relating primarily to Power's military career. Includes personal and official correspondence (1945-1970) and speeches (1957-1968) given by Power. Contains numerous articles and essays primarily on defense and nuclear deterrence written by military leaders such as General E.W. Rawlings, Major General Charles Willoughby and General Ira Eaker, as well as Power himself. Also includes material relating to the publication of Design for Survival. Contains interviews with Power, including text of his appearance on "Meet the Press: (March 1965). Also contains material on Power's congressional testimony against limited test ban treaty. Includes roster on Air Corps Primary Flying Schools (Brooks, March and Randolph Fields) (1922-1932).

Available on microfilm only. Originals retained by George Arents Research Library, Syracuse University.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1962).

Access to some materials restricted by USAF administrative markings.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with transcripts (1966, 1974, 1977).

Other holdings and related materials are located at USAF Academy Library.