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JAMES, DANIEL, JR Papers. 1954-1970

.33 cu ft

Call No. 168.7098

IRIS Nos. 1027036-1027043, 1027910

(1920-1978). General. USAF, 1943-1978. Born 11 February 1920, Pensacola, FL. BS, Tuskegee Institute, 1942. Air Command and Staff College, 1957. Aviation Cadet, 1943; commissioned Second Lieutenant, USAAF, July 1943. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1943-1968; Commander, 7272nd Flying Training Wing, 1969-1970; successively Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1970-1974; Vice Commander, Military Airlift Command, 1974-1975; Commander-in-Chief, North American Air Defense Command and United States Air Force Aerospace Defense Command, 1975-1978; Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1978. Retired February 1978. Died 25 February 1978, Colorado Springs, CO.

Personal and official papers relating to James' Air Force career. Includes some correspondence (1967-1968), news clippings (1967-1970), and miscellaneous photographs. Contains material on James as the Freedom Foundations Award recipient (1968). Also contains the musical score to "General Chappie James Parade Quick Step" and various items on the treatment of Prisoners of War (1969-1970).

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interviews with transcripts (1973, 1977) and an oral history interview with transcript (1981) with Mrs. James.

Related materials located at the Tuskegee University Library include other personal papers.

Access to some materials restricted by security classifications.

Related material located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1977).