NEAL, HASKELL E. Papers. 1909-1980

3 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7227, 23418-23420

IRIS No. 0896449-0896471

Brigadier General. USAF, 1928-1964. Born in Louisville, IL. Air Command and Staff School, 1948; Armed Forces Staff College, 1950. Served to grade of Master Sergeant, USAAF, 1928-1942; commissioned Second Lieutenant, USAAF, May 1942. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1942-1944; Commander, 3rd Airways and Air Communications Service (AACS) Wing, March 1944-May 1945; Assistant Chief of Staff, Training and Requirements, HQ AACS, May 1945-August 1947; Student, Air Command and Staff School, 1947-1948; Director of Communications and Electronics, Caribbean Air Command, 1948-1950; Student, Armed Forces Staff College, 1950; Assistant Director of Communications and Electronics, Continental Air Command (later Air Defense Command), 1950-1957; Commander, 1807th AACS Wing, followed by Commander, European, African and Middle East AACS Area, 1957-1959; Commander, Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency 1959-1964. Retired 31 May 1964. Died in Charleston, SC.

Personal and official papers relating to Neal's Air Force career, primarily after WWII through his retirement. Includes personal correspondence (1944-1980) and diaries of daily appointments (1959-1963). Also include official correspondence and memoranda, primarily while assigned to the Ground Electronics Engineering Installation (GEEIA), 1959-1964. Contains other material on the GEEIA including an organizational chart, reports, speeches and briefings, including a briefing given by Neal on GEEIA objectives (1959-1964). Also contains mission statements of the 3rd AACS Wing, other speeches by Neal (1954-1959), a presentation by General McClelland on "AACS Research Requirements" (1974) and miscellaneous reports on AACS (1942). Includes news clippings and magazine articles (1946-1964) as well as other miscellaneous mementos such as an autograph book (1931), a 20th anniversary issue of Air Defense Command (1971) and a variety of songbooks. Also includes copies of personnel records containing orders, finance records, travel vouchers, commendations, award citations, certificates and biographical material (1929-1964).

Materials available on microfilm only. Originals on file at the Air Force Communications Agency History Office.

One reel restricted by security classification.