ADLER, Elmer Edward Papers (1941-1945) 1.96 cu ft Call No. 168.605 IRIS Nos. 00124182-00124237 (1892-1970). Major General. USAAF, 1918-1946. Born 30 January 1892, Buffalo, NY. United States Military Academy, 1910-1913. Air Service Engineering School, 1925; Air Corps Tactical School, 1932; Command and General Staff School, 1934; Army War College, 1935. Served as a commissioned officer to grade of Captain, National Guard (NY), 1915-1916; appointed First Lieutenant, Air Service, July 1918. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1918-1941; Commanding General, Air Service Command, Tenth Air Force, 1941-1942; Commanding General, Air Service Command, Ninth Air Force, 1942-1943; Chief of Personnel and Training, HQ Air Service Command, 1943-1944; Chief, Management Control, HQ Air Technical Service Command, 1944-1946; member, Mexican-United States Defense Commission, 1945. Retired March 1946. Died 13 August 1970, San Antonio, TX. Official papers relating to Adler's USAAF career. Includes official correspondence (1941-1943) relating to the establishment and operations of Middle East air depots, maintenance and supply of American aircraft, and United States personnel and equipment in support of British forces in Africa in early World War II. Also contains materials on the establishment of Air Service Command units in the Middle East during World War II. Contains some materials on 1942 mission to Russia regarding the creation of a United States air contingent in the Caucasus region, as well as some staff reports and related materials from the Mexican-United States Defense Commission, 1945. Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, USAF Historical Research Center include an oral history interview with transcript (1966). Access limited by USAF administrative restrictions.