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O’NEILL, JOHN WILLIAM Papers. 1959-1972

One reel negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7035, A1918

IRIS Nos. 0126976-0126992

(1918-1977). Lieutenant General. USAF, 1942-1972. Born 22 April 1918, Brookline, MA. BS, Boston U, 1940; MA, U of Pittsburgh, 1951. Air War College, 1955. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster Reserve, June 1940; transferred to Air Corps, December 1942. Career assignments include: various duties as company grade officer, 1942-1944; Commander, command aircraft, Operation CROSSROADS, 1946; Chief, Guided Missiles Branch, HQ USAF, 1947-1950; Deputy Chief of Staff, Comptroller, Air Force Missile Test Center, 1951-1954; Assistant Director of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, HQ US Air Forces in Europe, 1957-1958; Office of Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Office of Secretary of Defense, 1961-1964; Commander, Space and Missile Systems Organization, 1967-1969; Vice Commander, Air Force Systems Command, 1969-1972. Retired September 1972. Died 24 March 1977, Miami, FL.

Official papers relating to O'Neill's duties in various technological assignments and Air Force Systems Command, 1959-1972. Includes speeches, articles and policy papers (1969-1972) relating to ballistic missiles and weapons systems while in the Air Force Systems Command. Contains some materials on various private contractors and on the advanced ballistic re-entry system.

Available on microfilm only. Originals retained by his heirs.

Access to some materials restricted by security classifications.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1973).