MCCONNELL, JOHN PAUL Papers. 1964-1975 1.08 cu ft Call No. 168.7102 IRIS Nos. 1028511-1028549 (1908-1986). General. USAF, 1932-1969. Born 7 February 1908, Booneville, AR. BS, Henderson-Brown College, 1927; BS, United States Military Academy, 1932. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, June 1932; began duty in Air Corps, July 1932. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1934-1945; Chief of Staff, HQ China Theater, 1945-1946; Senior Air Advisor, Advisory Mission, Nanking, China, 1946-1947; Chief, Reserve and National Guard Division, HQ USAF, 1947-1948; Chief, Civil Components Group, HQ USAF, 1948; Deputy Special Assistant for Reserve Forces, HQ USAF, 1948-1950; successively Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander, 3rd Air Division, 1950-1951; Deputy Commander, Third Air Force, May 1951; Commanding General, 7th Air Division, 1951-1953; Director of Plans, Strategic Air Command, 1953-1957; Commanding General, Second Air Force, 1957-1961; Vice Commander-in-Chief, SAC, 1961-1962; Deputy Commander-in-Chief, US European Command, 1962-1964; Vice Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1964-1965; Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1965-1969. Retired July 1969. Died 2 November 1986, Washington, DC. Personal and official papers relating primarily to McConnell's service as Chief of Staff, HQ USAF. Includes personal and official correspondence (1964-1975). Access to one item restricted by USAF administrative markings. Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with transcripts (1969, 1970, 1971), and official correspondence to and from McConnell, 1944-1945 (815.16-2). Access to one interview limited by security classification.