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CABELL, Charles Pearre Papers (1925-1963)

.27 cu ft, one reel

negative microfilm

Call Nos. 168.7026, 33080

IRIS Nos. 1025177-1025183

(1903-1971). General. USAF, 1930-1962. Born 11 October 1903, Dallas, TX. BS, United States Military Academy, 1925. Air Corps Tactical School, 1939; Command and General Staff School, 1940; Army and Navy Staff College, 1943. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, June 1925; began duty in Air Corps, July 1930. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1930-1941; Staff Officer, Office of Chief of Air Corps, 19411942; Commanding Officer, 45th Bomb Wing, 1943-1944; Director of Plans, HQ US Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 1944; Director of Operations and Intelligence, HQ Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, 1944-1945; Special Assistant to Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans, HQ USAF, 1947; Chief, Air Intelligence, Requirements Division, HQ USAF, 1947-1948; Director of Intelligence, HQ USAF, 1948-1951. Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1953-1962. Retired January 1962. Died 25 May 1971, Fort Myer, Arlington, VA.

Personal and official papers relating to Cabell's military career.

Personal correspondence (1947) contains Cabell's comments and recommendations regarding USAF and the RAND Corporation. Official papers (1941-1954), include correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to Cabell's World War II duty and his staff duties at HQ USAF (1947-1951). Contains material on British aerial photography in World War II. Includes copies of reports and recommendations from Washington War Conference, December 1941, on early Allied strategy in World War II. Also includes intelligence reports and evaluations on strategic bombing, air operations, morale factors in defeat of Germany, and German Air Forces. Additional material consists of General Cabell's memoirs of his Air Force career (1925-1963).

General Cabell's memoirs available on microfilm only. Originals returned to his son, Brigadier General Charles P. Cabell, Jr.

Access to a few materials restricted by security classifications. Access to memoirs by permission of General Cabell's son only.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1962).

Related materials located at the US Air Force Academy Library (USAF History A Guide to Documentary Sources, 1973, No. 84) include other personal papers.