HOAG, EARL SEELEY Papers. 1917-1966 2.8 cu ft, 4 reels negative microfilm Call No. 168.7002, 170.26, 178.2-30, 570.9542, 34150-34153 IRIS Nos. 1032825-1032828, 00125599-00125624 (1895-1968). Major General. USAF, 1917-1953.Born 30 May 1895, Sioux City, IA. Air Corps Tactical School, 1936. Served to grade of Sergeant, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1917; commissioned First Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, December 1917. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1917-1940, Assistant to Chief, Planning and Equipment branch, G-4, War Department, 1940-1942; Commanding General, successively Africa-Middle East Wing, China-Burma-India Wing, and European Wing, Air Transport Command, 1943-1945; Deputy Director, Research and Development Division, War Department, 1946-1947; Chief, USAF Group, US Aid Mission to Turkey, 1947-1949; Special Assistant for Reserve Forces, Office of Chief of Staff, HQ USAF, 1949-1951; Director, Joint Air Transportation Board, HQ USAF, 1951-1953. Retired February 1953. Died 3 March 1968, Andrews AFB, MD. Personal and official papers relating to Hoag's military career. Includes working file, memoranda, and reference materials relating to the organization of research and development, weapon systems, and planning in World War II (1940-1941). Also includes a Joint Staff Planners' interim report on rockets (1942-1943) and various other materials from the War Department Research and Development Program (1940-1943). Includes personal and official correspondence (1943-1949) primarily relating to command positions in Air Transport Command and office memoranda (1947-1949) which supplement the correspondence on the Joint Military Mission for Aid to Turkey. Also includes 16 volumes of material (147-1950) and 4 scrapbooks (1948-1949) relating to above mission to Turkey. Also contains diaries (1923-1966), official personnel orders (1917-1951), Special and TDY Orders (1949-1953) and news clippings and releases 91943-1945, 1947-1949). Includes approximately 350 photographs (1940-1949) relating to Hoag's military career. Also includes records of many social events attended by Hoag (1943-1966). Related materials located elsewhere in the USAF Academy Library include other personal papers.