DEICHELMANN, Matthew Kemp Papers (1945-1973)

1.7 cu ft

Call No. 168.7059

IRIS No. 1008421-1008473

(1905-1989). Major General. USAF, 1941-1959.

Born 24 December 1905, Binghamton, NY. BS, United States Military Academy, 1927. Air Corps Tactical School, 1939; National War College, 1950. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, June 1927 and served to grade of Lieutenant Colonel, 1927-1941; began duty with USAAF, Caribbean Air Force, August 1941; various staff duties, 1942-1946; faculty, and later, Deputy Commandant, Air Command and Staff School, 1947-1949; Director of Education, Air University, 1950-1952; Commandant, Air Force ROTC, 1952-1956; Senior Member, United Nations Command Military Armistice Committee, 195-1957; Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ Pacific Air Forces, 1957-1959. Retired June 1959. Died 15 March 1989, Montgomery, AL.

Personal and official papers, primarily for 1946-1957. Contains personal correspondence relating to Deichelmann's civic activities in Montgomery, AL (1952-1968), some copies of his personnel records (1945-1957), and some business correspondence (1947-1959). Includes official correspondence pertaining to Deichelmann's duty with Air Command and Staff School (1946-1947) and United Nations Command Military Armistice Committee (1956-1957). Also includes copies of speeches and a collection of articles on military education and the Air Force officer corps (1946-1956). Contains copy of 1955 report to Secretary of Defense on prisoners of war. In addition, includes clippings, articles, speeches, and other materials collected by Deichelmann on topics of Communism, Bay of Pigs, and the civil rights movement.

Related material located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency include an oral history interview with transcript (1976).