CALDARA, Joseph D. Croft Papers (1954-1968)

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Call No. 168.7140

IRIS Nos. 1036998-1037004

(1909-1995). Major General. USAF, 1931-1964. Born 13 May 1909, Fairmont, WV. BA, U of Maryland, 1931. Air War College, 1947; National War College, 1950. Flying Cadet, 1931-1932; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, October 1932. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1932-1953; Commander, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, October-December 1953; Commander, 21st Air Division, December 1953-February 1954; Commander, Far East Air Forces Bomber Command, 1954; Director of Flight Safety Research, 1955-1960; USAF Deputy Inspector General for Safety, 1960-1963; Chief of Joint US Military Group in Spain, 1963; Assistant Chief of Staff for Mutual Security, 1964. Retired February 1964. Died 15 January 1995.

Personal papers related to Caldara's Air Force career. Includes a collection of newsclippings (1954-1968) and periodicals, including Fliqht Service Journal (September-October 1965), Propwash (January-February 1966) and Guidepost (July 1963).

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document

Collection, AF Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1977) and a letter from Caldara to General LeMay regarding survey of areas and facilities for possible B-29 operations, 3 May 1954 (K713.161-1).