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MOORE, AUBRY LEE Papers. 1939-1942

3.75 cu ft

Call No. 168.603

IRIS Nos. 0124052-0124128

(1901-1980). Brigadier General. USAF, 1927-1953. Born 4 August 1901, Frost, TX. BS, A&M College of Texas, 1923. Air Corps Technical School, 1934; Air Corps Tactical School, 1939. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery Reserve, June 1923 and served to grade of First Lieutenant, 1923-1927; Flying Cadet, 1927-1928; appointed, Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, October 1928. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1928-1939; successively Assistant to the Chief, Plans Division, Office of Chief of Air Corps, Section Chief and Deputy Chief of Air Staff, HQ USAAF, 1939-1943; Chief of Staff, Tenth Air Force, 1943-1945; various staff duties, 1945-1951; Commander, 1503rd Air Transport Wing, 1951-1953. Retired March 1953. Died 9 June 1980, West, TX.

Official papers relating to Moore's Air Force career. Includes official studies and reports (1939-1943) relating to expansion of Army Air Corps, and personnel and materiel requirements during the early phases of WWII. Also includes some statements of Major General H.H. Arnold to Congressional committees on budget for expansion programs. Also includes correspondence and memoranda relating to Operation BOLERO. Contains various materials on civil aviation, expansion of commercial aviation into Mexico, and foreign and domestic aircraft sales.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include a Task Force Record written by Moore (168.11-22).