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FITZGERALD, Shepler Ward Papers (1942)

.05 cu ft

Call No. 309.187-1

IRIS No. 00181339

(1884-1953). Brigadier General. USAAF, 1915-1946.

Born 11 November 1884, Burden, KS. LLB, George Washington U, 1907. Army Industrial College, 1925; Air Corps Tactical School, 1931; Army War College, 1932. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, December 1911; began duty with Aviation Section, Signal Corps, June 1915. (Aero Club of America Land Plane Pilot Certificate No. 318, April 1915). Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1915-1932; Commanding Officer, Rockwell Air Depot, 1932-1934; Staff Member, G-4, War Department General Staff, 1935-1938; Commanding Officer, Luke Field, 1938; Base Commander, Hickam Field, 1939; Commander, 5th Air Base Group, 1940; Staff Member, Inspector General's Department, 1941; Staff Member, HQ AAF, 1942; Commanding General, Middle East Wing, Air Transport Command and Commanding General, US Army Air Forces in Central Africa, 1942. Retired November 1946. Died 10 January 1953, Good Samaritan Hospital, CA.

Official papers relating to Fitzgerald's assignment as Commanding General, African-Middle East Wing, US Army Air Forces Ferry Command (1942).