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Call No. 522.0591

Major General. USAF, 1922-1955. Born in Union Hill, NJ. BS, United States Military Academy, 1922; MS, MIT, 1932. Air Corps Engineering Schools, 1929; Air Corps Tactical School, 1939. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1922-1943; Commanding Officer, 13th Bomb Wing, 1943-1944; Commanding General, Eastern Command, US Strategic Air Forces - Europe, 1944; Military Attaché, Sweden, 1944-1947; Director of Procurement and Industrial Planning, 1947-1950; Director of Supply and Services, 1951-1952; Deputy Chief of Staff, Materiel Commander, Fourth Air Force, 1952-1955. Retired January 1955. Died in San Francisco, CA.

Official papers relating to Kessler's duties as Commanding General, Eastern Command, US Strategic Air Forces, 1944. Includes his diary as Commander, a report on morale of personnel in the Eastern Command, and a report by Major General F.L. Anderson on daily target selection.