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DUNTON, Delmar H. Papers (1917-1966)

1 cu ft

Call No. 168.7109

IRIS No. 1027999-1028015

(1890-1967). Major General. USAAF, 1917-1945.

Born 1 November 1890, Detroit, MI. School of Military Aeronautics, Austin, TX 1917-1918. Air Corps Tactical School, 1938. Flying Cadet, 1917-1918; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Service, August 1918. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1918-1942; Commanding Officer, San Antonio Air Depot, 1942; Commanding General, North West African Air Service Command, 1942-1943; Deputy Chief and later Commanding General, Air Service Command, 1943-1944; hospitalized 1944-1945. Retired March 1945. Died 14 April 1967, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.

Official papers relating to Dunton's Army Air Forces career. Includes final report of study on Army Air Force Air Service Command payroll system (July 1944). Also includes messages, maps, news clippings, and photographs relating to the rescue of General Nathan F. Twining (January-February 1943). Contains technical orders on Instrument Flying, Airplane Pilot Officer List (1918), Army Directory (1943), Air Force Register (1966), Air Force General Officers List (1966), American Heroes of the War in the Air by Howard Mingos and The Eyes of the Army and Navy by Albert H. Munday. Includes various news clippings and photographs of Dunton including those relating to the construction of the first Air Ambulance which Dunton supervised (1921-1944). Also includes Dunton's pilot log books (1917-1935).

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency include a Report of Air Service Command Facilities in the British Isles (1942), a resume of Dunton's military career (1942), and a reference to Dunton in General Earle E. Partridge's oral history interview (1974).