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Call No. 168.62

IRIS Nos. 00124349-00124352

Colonel. USAFR, 1917-1920, 1940-1949. Airport engineer and construction executive, 1920-1979. Born in Manchester, MA. AB, Harvard U, 1912; AM, Columbia U, 1946. (Aero Club of America land Plane Pilot Certificate No. 556, August 1916). Commissioned First Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, 1917; relieved from active duty, 1920; recalled to active duty, 1940. Career assignments include: Commanding Officer, 18th Aero Squadron, 1918; Liaison Officer, Office of Assistant Secretary of War, 1940; Staff Officer, HQ Ferrying Command, 1941-1943; various staff duties, HQ USAAF, 1943-1945. Retired August 1949. Died in New York, NY.

Personal and official papers relating to Hanks' military and civilian careers. Includes a scrapbook (1917-1928) of correspondence and clippings pertaining to Hanks' appointment as a Major in 1917, the organization and activities of the Air Service Aircraft Board, and correspondence concerning the American Aircraft Corporation. Also includes two volumes of correspondence (1925-1936) on the potential of Governors Island, NY, and Governors Island, MA as Army Air Corps Fields. Also contains a 1943 study on the utilization of auxiliary airstrips.