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MOORE, JOHN ISHAM Papers. 1917-1976

2 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7245, 23427-23428

IRIS Nos. 0896537-0896567

(1892-1961). Colonel. USAF, 1917-1952. Born 5 August 1892, Anthony, KS. Air Corps Tactical School, 1930; Command and General Staff School, 1932; Army Industrial College, 1937. Served to grade of Sergeant, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, February 1917-March 1917; entered active duty, April 1917. Commissioned First Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, October 1917; commissioned First Lieutenant, Air Service, July 1920. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1917-1932; Instructor, Air Corps Tactical School, 1932-1936; Student, Army Industrial College, 1936-1937; Base Executive Officer and later base Group Commanding Officer, Hickam Field, HI, 1937-1939; Commanding Officer, 99th Squadron, 1939-1940; Commanding Officer, 22nd Group, 1940-1941; Base Administrative Inspector, Langley Field, VA, 1941; Base Commanding Officer, Grenier Field, NH, 1941-1948; Member, British 220 Military Mission (Lethbridge), 1943-1944; Commanding Officer, 2237th Air Force Reserve Training Center, 1948; intelligence Officer, Air Intelligence Wing, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1948-1952. Retired August 1953. Died 5 December 1961, Montgomery, AL.

Personal and official papers relating to Moore's Air Force career. Includes personal diaries (1918-1824, 1943, 1950). Also includes a diary written by Moore as a member of the British 220 Military (Lethbridge) Mission, 1943-1944, as well as related photograph albums. Contains news clippings (1933-1947) and several photographs including an undated picture of Major General Harold L. George, the Pershing Parade in Washington, DC, 17 September 1919, and General Spaatz Day, 1 August 1948. Includes personnel records and related correspondence (1917-1964), miscellaneous certificates for awards, appointments and promotions (1917-1952), and pilot log books (1917-1926).

Materials available on microfilm only. Originals retained by heirs.