COOK, William Seymour Papers (1941-1946)
Published January 16, 2008
4 reels negative microfilm
Call Nos. 168.7064, 31492-31495
IRIS Nos. 1015576, 1011795-1011822
(1904- ). Colonel. USAFR, 1941-1965. Born 10 December 1904, Boston, MA. BBA, Boston U, 1932. Adjutant General's School, 1941; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1950. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Infantry Reserve, May 1928; called to active duty as Captain, March 1941; began duty in USAAF, 1941. Career assignments include: Assistant Adjutant, Maxwell Field, 1941; successively Adjutant, Executive Officer, Director of Administration and Services, and Commanding Officer, Turner Field, GA, 1941-1946; Commanding Officer, Columbus AFB, MS, 1946. Relieved from active duty, December 1946. Retired January 1965. US Civil Service, 1946-1970.
Official papers related to Cook's assignment at Turner Field, GA, 1941-1946. Includes correspondence relating to construction of facilities at Army bases, personnel and training policies, and base operations during World War II. Also includes a file of Special Orders published at Turner Field (1941-1946), as well as some photographs and published brochures on Turner Field.