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GEORGE, Harold Lee Papers (1943-1946)

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Call No. 168.7107

IRIS No. 1028861-1028871

(1893-1986). Lieutenant General. USAAF, 1917-1946.

Born 19 July 1893, Somerville, MA. LLB, National U, 1920; Doctor of Aeronautical Science, Pennsylvania Military College, 1943. Air Corps Tactical School, 1932; Command and General Staff School, 1937. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, Officer Reserve Corps, May 1917; resigned October 1917. Flying Cadet, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, October 1917-March 1918; commissioned First Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officer Reserve Corps, March 1918. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1917-1941; Chief, Air War Plans Division, HQ AAF, 1941; Commander and later Commanding General, Air Corps Ferrying Command (redesignated Air Transport Command, June 1942), 1942-1946; Director of Information, HQ AAF, 1946; Senior USAAF Representative, Military Staff, United Nations, 1946. Retired 31 December 1946. President, Peruvian Airways, 1947-1948; Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Aircraft Company, 1948-1953; Senior Vice President, Thompson-Ramo-Woolrige Corporations. Recalled to USAF, 1955 as Special Consultant to USAF Chief of Staff, relieved , 4 November 1955. Member, Beverly Hills (CA) City Council, 8 years; Mayor, Beverly Hills, 2 terms; Chairman, Committee of Mayors of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Died 24 February 1986, Los Angeles, CA.

Personal and official papers relating to George's Army Air Forces career. Includes official correspondence, messages, plans and reports pertaining to Air Transport Command operations in the Pacific (1944-1946). Also includes Army Air Forces Study of Civil Air Policy (1943) and the Airways Communications Plan of Peru (1944). Contains studies of US military interests in and requirements for air bases in foreign countries and territories (1943), as well as studies of the potentialities of post-war air transportation, both military and civilian (1943-1944).

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include a lecture given by George to the Air Corps Tactical School (248.11-9), official correspondence (145.81-26B, 168,3-5, 168.7002-2) and a report written by George, 1942 (570.625).

Related materials located in the Air University Library include articles written by and about George (AUL Index to Military Periodicals, 1963; Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, 1942-1946, 1952, 1954). Related materials located in the Columbia University Libraries Oral History Collection include a transcript of tape-recorded interview with George made by the Air Force Academy.