HOYT, ROSS GORDON Papers. 1917-1979
Published January 17, 2008
2 reels negative microfilm
Call No. 168.7130, 34471-34472
IRIS Nos. 1034480-1034506
(1893-1983). Brigadier General. USAAF, 1920-1944. Born 12 March 1893, Acme, MI. US Army Balloon School, 1918; Air Corps Tactical School, 1930. Served to grade of Radio Sergeant, Coast Artillery Corps, 1914-1917; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, August 1917 and served to grade of Captain, 1917-1920; transferred to Air Service, July 1920. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1920-1937, Commander, 20th Fighter Group, 1937-1941; Commanding Officer, Will Rogers Field, OK, 1941; Member, US Military Mission to Chunking, China, 1941-1942; Director, Allied Air Operations, Australia, 1942; Commanding Officer, Luke Field, AZ, 1942-1943; Commanding General, 6th Fighter Wing, 1943-1944. Retired April 1944. Died 7 April 1983, Washington, DC.
Personal and official papers relating to Hoyt's military career. Includes material concerning the New York to Nome Flight (1929), the Flying Vignettes (1920-1934), and the National Air Races (1929). Also includes articles written by Hoyt on early aviation. Contains numerous news clippings (1929-1979). Also includes manuscript from Hoyt's autobiography.
Available on microfilm only. Originals retained by Hoyt's heirs.