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HUNTER, FRANK O’DRISCOLL Papers. 1914-1979

1 reel negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7180, 23429

IRIS No. 1041474

(1894-1982). Major General. USAAF, 1917-1946. Born 8 December 1894, Savannah, GA. Air Service Tactical School, 1923. Served to grade of Sergeant, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1917; commissioned First Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, September 1917. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1917-1942; Commander, VIII Fighter Command, 1942-1943; Commander, First Air Force, 1943-1946. Retired March 1946. Hunter AFB, GA was named in his honor. Died 25 June 1982, Savannah, GA.

Personal collection of various materials accumulated by Hunter. Includes personal correspondence (1918-1972), scrapbooks (1918-1930, 1942-1943), and numerous photographs. Also includes news clippings (1917-1979) covering such subjects as the National Airplane Races of 1922 and the Air Armada Maneuvers of 1931. Also includes speeches made by Hunter and various materials pertaining to Hunter AFB, GA.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1981).

Available on microfilm only. Originals retained by Georgia Historical Society.