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HALVERSON, Harry Arthur Papers (1913-1971)

5 reels negative microfilm

Call No. 168.7124, 33954-33957, 35109

IRIS No. 1031630-1031740, 1039286-1039287

(1895-1978). Colonel. USAAF, 1918-1946.

Born 27 May 1895, Boone, IA. Air Corps Tactical School, 1936; Command and General Staff School, 1937. Served to grade of Private First Class, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, February-July 1918; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Service, July 1918. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1918-1941, including participation in the First Around-the-World Flight, 1924; Commander, 1st Provisional Group, 1941-1943; Commander, 26th Anti-Submarine Wing, Eastern Defense Command, 1942-1943; Chief, Organizational Branch, Special Planning Division, HQ USAAF, 1943-1944; Commander, West Coast Wing, Air Transport Command, 1944-1946. Retired June 1946. Died 11 May 1978, St Helena, CA.

Personal papers relating to Halverson's military career. Includes some of his personnel records (1913-1945) and military flight records (1922-1923, 1942). Contains material on the Flying Circus (1919), the Around-the-World Flight (1924), and the Flight of "Question Mark" (1928-1929). Also includes post retirement memoranda (1946-1971).

Available on microfilm only. Originals retained by Halverson family.