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PATRICK, MASON MATTHEWS Papers. 1886-1942

.35 cu ft

Call No. 167.611

IRIS Nos. 1010132-1010139

(1863-1942). Major General. Air Corps, 1921-1927. Born 13 December 1863, Lewisburg, WV. BS, United States Military Academy, 1886. Commissioned Additional Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, July 1886 and served to grade of Colonel, 1886-1918. Career assignments include: Chief of Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919; Assistant Chief of Engineers, 1920-1921; Chief of Air Service (later Air Corps), 1921-1927. Retired December 1927. Died 29 January 1942, Washington, DC. Patrick AFB, FL named in his honor. Author of The United States in the Air (1928).

Personal papers relating to Patrick's military service. Includes some personal correspondence. Also includes photographs (1886-1937) relating to Patrick's career and retirement.

Other holdings and related materials are located at USAF Academy Library, the National Archives, and the US Army Aviation Museum Library, Fort Rucker, AL.