LeBAILLY, EUGENE BERNARD Papers. 1939-1973

6 cu ft

Call No. 168.7154

IRIS Nos. 1037512-1037594

(1915-1992). Lieutenant General. USAF, 1939-1973. Born 29 January 1915, Shoshone, ID. BS, U of California, 1939. Air Command and Staff School, 1948; Air War College, 1952. Flying Cadet, 1939-1940; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, March 1940. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1940-1958; Deputy Director of the Office of Information, HQ USAF, 1958-1961; concurrently Commander, US Forces Azores and Commander, 1605th Air Base Wing, 1961-1964; Director of Information, HQ USAF, 1964-1967; Commander, Sixteenth Air Force, 1967-1970; Chairman, Inter-American Defense Board, 1970-1973. Retired September 1973.

Personal papers relating to LeBailly's military career. Includes correspondence (1961-1973) and LeBailly's personnel records (1939-1970). Also includes flight records (1939-1973), photographs and news clippings. Contains speeches made by LeBailly (1964-1973) and copies of the newspaper column written by General Eaker. Includes copies of Military Strategy by V.D. Sokolovsky and The Officer's Handbook by S.N. Kozlov. Also contains several periodicals, booklets and reports covering such subjects as "Military Aircraft Export Sales" (1929) and "Instrument Flying" (1971).

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview (1983).