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KISSNER, AUGUST WALTER Papers. 1943-1960

1 cu ft, 2 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7141, 23105-23106

IRIS Nos. 890843-890857, 1068994-1068999

(1906-1993). Major General. USAF, 1929-1958. Born 8 February 1906, New Haven, CT. BS, United States Military Academy, 1928. Air Corps Technical School, 1932; Air Corps Tactical School, 1939. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Infantry, June 1928; began duty in Air Corps, November 1929. Career assignments include: various duties as company grade officer, 1929-1940; various staff duties as field grade officer, successively in HQ USAAF, 4th Bomb Wing and HQ US Strategic Air Forces-Europe, 1940-1945; Chief of Staff, successively XXI Bomber Command and Twentieth Air Force, 1945; Deputy Chief of Staff, US Strategic Air Forces-Pacific, 1945; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans, HQ USAAF, 1946-1947; Chief of Staff, US Air Forces in Europe, 1947-1948; Chief of Staff, Strategic Air Command, 1948-1952; Member (later Chief), Joint US Military Advisory group, Spain, 1953-1958. Retired July 1958. Died 10 July 1993.

Personal and official papers relating primarily to Kissner's duties with the Joint US Military Advisory Group (1953-1958). Contains a daily record of meetings between US and Spanish officials, visits by US officials, and some personal comments on various topics. Also contains photographs of some of these visits and copies of letters of appreciation from visitors. Also includes other letters received by Kissner (1955-1959). Contains World War II photographs of target and battle damage.

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