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MEYER, JOHN CHARLES Papers. 1942-1974

8 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7169, 23161-23168

(1919-1975). General. USAF, 1939-1974. Born 3 April 1919, Brooklyn, NY. AB, Dartmouth College, 1947. Air War College, 1956. Flying Cadet, 1939-1940; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, July 1940. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1940-1959; Commander, 57th Air Division, 1959-1961; Commander, 45th Air Division, 1961-1962; Deputy Director of Plans, HQ Strategic Air Command (SAC), 1962-1963; Commander, Twelfth Air Force, 1963-1966; successively Deputy Director and Vice Director, The Joint Staff, Office of Joint Chief of Staff, 1966-1967; Director for Operations, OJCS, 1967-1969; Vice Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1969-1972; concurrently Commander-in-Chief, HQ SAC, and Director, Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff, 1972-1974. Retired August 1974. Died 2 December 1975, Marina del Rey, CA.

Personal and official papers relating to Meyer's military career, 1942-1974. Includes personal correspondence 91971-1974) and orders for PCS and awards 91944-1960). Also includes Flight Encounter Reports (1943-1944) concerning WWII operations. Contains material pertaining to the Strategic Target Committee of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (1961-1963). Also contains copy of Air War College thesis written by Meyer concerning Air Strategy in the Cold War (1956). Also includes news clippings (1951-1974) and speeches made by Meyer (1961, 1964, 1967-1974). Also contains photographs relating to all phases of Meyer's military career.

Available on microfilm only. Originals retained by family.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1975).