ASENSIO, Manuel Jose Papers (1944-1945)
Published January 16, 2008
.40 cu ft
Call No. 830.9302 (June 1944-April 1945)
IRIS No. 0267666
(1906-1983). Lieutenant General. USAF, 1947-1960. Born 10 April 1906, Highland Falls, NY. BS, United States Military Academy, 1927; BS (Civil Engineering), U of California, 1931. Command and General Staff School, lg39; National War College, 1949. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, 1927; transferred to Corps of Engineers, 1930; transferred to USAF, 1947. Career assignments include: Resident Engineer, Brazil, 1942; Military Attache, Colombia, 1942-1943; Commanding General, Airborne Engineer Training Center, 1943; Staff Engineer, China-Burma-India Theater, 1944-1945; Air Engineer of Air Service Command, China Theater, 1945; Staff Member, War Department, 1945: Air Engineer, Air Defense Command, 1946-1946; Staff member, Directorate of Budget Office, 1948-1954; Vice Commander, Continental Air Command, 1954-1955; Deputy Chief of Staff and Comptroller, HQ USAF, 1955-1960. Retired January 1960. Director, New York State Civil Defense, 1961-1971. Died 20 November 1983, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Personal papers relating to Asensio's USAAF service during 1944-1945. Includes diary originally kept as personal diary but later maintained by officers and staff of the 930th Engineer Aviation Regiment, covering engineering operations in Burma, 1944-1945. "The purpose of this diary was to keep General Godfrey, Air Engineer, informed on current developments" (from Preface).