HUMPHREY, WATT SHERMAN Papers. 1909-1947
Published January 17, 2008
1.67 cu ft
Call No. 168.7020
IRIS Nos. 00126333-00126357
(1896-1968). Colonel. Air Service, 1918-1919; USAFR, 1942-1953. Born 13 December 1896, Saginaw, MI. Career includes: Enlisted service in National Guard (NJ), 1916-1917 and in Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1917-1918; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, February 1918; discharged February 1919. Mining engineer in Ecuador in 1920s. Appointed Major, Air Corps, March 1942. Successively Staff Officer, 306th Bomb Group, 1st Bomb Wing, VIII Bomber Command, HQ Eighth Air Force, Combined Operational Planning Committee, Combined Chiefs of Staff, and US Strategic Bombing Survey, 1942-1946; Air War College faculty, 1946-1947. Reserve commission terminated, March 1953. Director, Chicago Field Office, Central Intelligence Agency, 1947-1950; private investment officer, 1952-1968. Died 20 August 1968, Princeton, NJ.
Personal and official papers relating to Humphrey's military service. Includes copies of reports on war against Germany (1941-1945) and copies of mission analyses of the Army Air Forces activities against Japan (1941-1945). Also includes some materials from US Strategic Bombing Survey for pacific and photographs of Eighth Air Force attacks on German industry (1944-1945). Contains materials on aviation in Ecuador (1909-1937).