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DAVIES, John/James Hubert Papers (1940-1977)

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Call No. 168.7081

IRIS No. 1022468-1022470

(1903-1976). Major General. USAF, 1929-1957.

Born 25 October 1903, Piedmont, CA. AB, U of California, 1928. Air Corps Tactical School, 1939; Air War College, 1947; National War College, 1949. On 30 November 1951 General Davies legally changed his first name from John to James. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, May 1928. Career assignments include: Flying Cadet, 1929-1930; various duties as company and field grade officer, 1930-1941, Commanding Officer, 27th Bomb group (Light), 1941-1942; Commanding Officer, 3rd Bomb Group, 1942; Commanding Officer, V Bomber Command, 1943-1944; Commanding Officer, 313th Bomb Wing, 1944-1945; various major command and staff positions, 1945-1955; Commander, Alaskan Air Command, 1956-1957. Retired October 1957. Died 17 August 1976, Napa, CA.

Personal and official papers relating to Davies' Air Force career. Includes personal and official correspondence (1942-1944). Contains materials on operations of 3rd Bomb Group and V Bomber Command in Pacific area and on A-26 aircraft. Includes a copy of a history of the 27th Bomb Group (1940-1942), and materials on a joint memorial ceremony of the group at Hunter Field, GA (1977).

Related material located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency include an oral history interview with transcript (1942).