HUGHES, JAMES DONALD Papers. 1974-1981

1.5 cu ft

Call No. 168.7185

IRIS Nos. 10167445-10167568

Lieutenant General. USAF, 1946-1981. Born in Balmville, NY. BS, United States Military Academy, 1946; MA, George Washington U, 1966. National War College, 1966. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1946-1968; Military Assistant to the President, 1969-1972; Vice Commander, Twelfth Air Force, 1972; Vice Commander, Seventh/Thirteenth Air Force, 1972-1973; Commander, Detachment 7, Thirteenth Air Force, 1973; Deputy Commander, Seventh Air Force and Chief of Staff, United States Support Activities Group, 1973; Commander, Ninth Air Force, 1973-1975; Commander, Twelfth Air Force, 1975-1978; Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Air Forces, 1978-1981. Retired 1 July 1981.

Personal and official papers relating to Hughes' Air Force career primarily in his positions as Commander, Ninth Air Force and Twelfth Air Force, and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Air Forces. Contains a variety of speeches, remarks and talking papers made to military and civic groups, including Dining Outs, Professional Military Education classes, and conferences and graduations (1974-1981). Specific titles include "Why We Need an Air Force" (undated), "Tactical air War of the Future" (1977), "The Objective for NATO Air Power" (1977), "TacAir and the Anti-Armor Challenge" (1978), and "Pacific Air Forces- A Forward Defense Strategy" (1979).

Access to a few documents restricted by security classifications.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1982), an End-of-Tour Report as Deputy Commander, Seventh/Thirteenth Air Force, 1972-1973 (K744.131).

Related materials located in the Air University Library include articles by and about Hughes.