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BISSELL, Clayton Lawrence Papers (1942-1943)

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Call Nos. 830.289-1, 864.311 (1942-1943), K141.2421

IRIS Nos. 0267299-0267300, 0268979

(1893-1972). Major General. USAAF, 1917-1950. Born 19 July 1893, Kane, PA. Doctor of Laws, Valparaiso U, 1917; LLB, American College in China, U of California, 1945. Field Officers School, 1921; Command and General Staff School, 1933; Army War College, 1934; Naval War College, 1939. Served to the grade of Private First Class, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, January 1918. Commissioned First Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Corps Officer Reserve, January 1918; commissioned First Lieutenant, Air Service, 1920. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1920-1942; Commanding General, Tenth Air Force, 1942-1943; Chief, Army Air Force Intelligence, 1943; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 1943-1945; Military Air Attaché, United Kingdom, 1946-148. Retired October 1950. Died 23 December 1972, Murfreesboro, TN. Author of Brief History of the Air Corps and its Late Developments (1927).

Personal and official papers relating to Bissell's USAAF service and as Commander, Tenth Air Force. Includes official correspondence, operating reports, messages, and memoranda for the period 1942-1943. Also contains correspondence between Bissell and General Chennault. Contains 201 File for period August 1942-August 1943.

Related materials located in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1966).