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LAZARUS, WILLIAM C. Papers. 1902-1958

11 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7145, 34134-34140, 35345-35348

IRIS Nos. 1032809-1032815, 1040823-1040853

(1911-1965). Colonel. USAFR, 1933-1953. Born 17 July 1911, Wilkes-Barre, PA. BS, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1933. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, June 1933; relieved from WWII active duty, 1946; recalled to active duty, 1950. Career assignments include: Assistant to Commander, Glider Development, Engineering and Production, Wright Field, OH, 1942; Chief of Armament Operations, 19501-1953. Discharged 1953. US Civil Service, 1953-1965. Died 25 November 1965, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Author of Wings in the Sun (1951).

Official papers relating to Lazarus' Air Force career, particularly his Glider Development Program. Includes official correspondence (1941-1947) and specifications of the glider program (1933-1948). Also includes flight test records of US experimental training and cargo gliders. Contains administrative and engineering reports, engineering support records and technical reports relating to the glider program. Also contains materials on Operation NEPTUNE (1941-1944) which involved glider operations during the Normandy invasion. Includes reference manuals on the CG-4A Cargo Glider and a large amount of glider memoranda from the Engineering Division, Army Air Forces Materiel Command. Also contains a great deal of glider miscellany including photographs, blueprints, and diagrams.

Available on microfilm only. Originals are located at USAF Academy Library.

Access to some materials restricted by USAF administrative markings.