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BLANCHARD, William Hugh Papers (1916-1966)

4 cu ft

Call No. 168.7005

IRIS Nos. 00125708-00125774

(1916-1966). General. USAF, 1939-1966. Born 6 February 1916, Boston, MA. BS, United States Military Academy, 1938. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, June 1938; transferred to Air Corps, August 1939. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1939-1948; Director of Operations, HQ Eighth Air Force, 19481951; Commanding Officer, 509th Bomb Wing, 1951-1952; Deputy Director of Operations, HQ Strategic Air Command (SAC), 19531957; Commander, 7th Air Division, 1957-1960; Director of Operations, HQ SAC, 1960-1961; The Inspector General, HQ USAF, 1961-1963; Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, HQ USAF, 1964-1965; Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, 1965-1966. Died 31 May 1966, Washington, DC.

Personal and official papers, relating to Blanchard's Air Force career. Includes personal correspondence (1956-1966) pertaining, in general, to Blanchard's career. Includes diaries, notebooks, and appointment books (1948-1966). Includes copies of papers and sppeches by Blanchard on various topics (1955-1966). Also includes notes, talking papers, and other materials from 1956 visit of US air delegation to USSR. Contains many photographs relating to Blanchard's career.

Access to many documents restricted by security classifications.