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Papers of General John Kenneth Cannon, 1930-1954

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cannon, John Kenneth, 1892-1955
Title
Papers of General John Kenneth Cannon
Dates
1930-1954 (inclusive)
Quantity
10.5 linear ft.
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 41
Summary
Papers include biographical material, correspondence, personal papers, miscellaneous reports and orders, flight record, decorations, citations, awards. Correspondence primarily from the period when Cannon served as Commander in Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (1945) with a limited amount of material in regard to his post as Commander of the U.S. 12th Air Force and all allied air forces in the European and Mediterranean theatres of World War II. Also includes collection of correspondence by Mrs. Cannon (LaVon Bennion) and such dignitaries as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Charles A. Lindbergh.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
Languages
English.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Four Star General, U.S. Air Force; Commanding General of Mediterranean Allied Tactical Forces 1943-1945; Commander of Allied Air Forces in European and Mediterranean theatres, W.W. II; Strategist for "Operation Strangle"; Commander in Chief U.S. Air Force in Europe, 1945-1948; Head of Air Force Tactical Command, 1951-1954.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers include biographical material, correspondence, personal papers, miscellaneous reports and orders, flight record, decorations, citations, awards. Correspondence primarily from the period when Cannon served as Commander in Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (1945) with a limited amount of material in regard to his post as Commander of the U.S. 12th Air Force and all allied air forces in the European and Mediterranean theatres of World War II. Also includes collection of correspondence by Mrs. Cannon (LaVon Bennion) and such dignitaries as Dwight D. Eisenhower and Charles A. Lindbergh.

Forms part of Cache Valley Veterans Archives, Utah State University Special Collections.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Papers of General John Kenneth Cannon must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Papers of General John Kenneth Cannon, 1930-1954. (COLL MSS 41). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Biographical Material And Addresses Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 l
Biographical data
1 2
Biographical data
1 3
Biographical Sketch (150 page draft)
1 4
Biographical Sketch (unpaged draft)
1 5
Address, 6-21-1951: at Army War College, Fort Leavenworth KS
1 6
Address, 11-8-1951: at Army War College, Fort Leavenworth KS
1 7
Address, 6-7-1952: at Utah State Agricultural College, Logan
1 8
Address, 7-16-1952: at Nato Defense College
1 9
Address, 6-7-1953: at Miami International Airport, Florida
1 10
Address, 7-25-1953: at Quantico Marine Corps School, VA
1 11
Addresses, Misc
1 12
Addresses, Misc

Correspondence, Incoming:Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 l
Aimone-Cat, Mario - Alexander, Sir H.R
2 2
Allard, Jack - Anderson, F.L
2 3
2 4
Backman, Gus - Bay, C. Ulrick
2 5
Beamish, George - Bevans, J. M
2 6
Biffle, Leslie L. - Bowman, H.W
2 7
Bradley, Follett - Brizuela, Luis E
2 8
Brook, W.A.D. - Bryan, Travis B
2 9
Bull, H.R. - Burwell, James B
2 10
Campbell, John Neal - Chang, Sun W
2 11
Charbonneaux, P.E. - Churchill, Sir Winston
2 12
Cigerza, Enrico - Cleveland, Chester W
2 13
Cochran, Jacqueline - Copenhaver, John R
2 14
Craig, H.A. - Cunningham, Sir Allan G
2 15
D'Allra, Sir John Henry - Dick, William W
2 16
Donohue, Tilnothy W.- Drake, Alonzo
3 1
Eaker, Ira C. -
Jan. - Sept. 1945
3 2
Eaker, Ira C. -
Oct. 1945 - Jan. 1946
3 3
Earle, Edward Mead - Early, James
3 4
Edelman, Leonard E. - Evill, SirDouglas C.S
3 5
Fagg, W.L. - Fullerton, Hugh S
3 6
Gaffney, D.V. - Gerdine, Leigh
3 7
Gilbert, Donald L. - Gullett, John F
3 8
Haeff, Emrny ten - Hanley, Paul
3 9
Hardin, Thomas 0. - Haynes, C.V
3 10
Heilfron, M. - Homes,Madeline
3 ll
Hopper, Effie - Hughes, John E
3 12
Hull, Harris B. - Hutchinson, John M
3 13
Infante, Adolfo - Jensen, Dale H
3 14
Johnson, Harry A. - Jones, Robert H
3 15
Keenan, Joseph - Keyes, Geoffrey
3 16
Kibler, Franklin A. - Kislenko
3 17
Knapp, Robert D. - Kroll, Bob
3 18
Kuter, Lawrence
4 l
Lackas, John C. - Larson, W.T
4 2
Learned, E.P. - Leese, Sir Oliver
4 3
Lehne, Hank - Littlejohn, Robert M
4 4
Lloyd, Sir Hugh P. - Loewy, Erwin
4 5
Longfellow, Newt - Lyon, Ben
4 6
McAfee, James B. - McCrary
4 7
McDaniel, Carl B. - McKenna, Charles F
4 8
McKim, Kenneth W. - McRae, Thomas
4 9
Mace, Don - Mickle, Joe J
4 10
Miller, Joseph A. - Moore, Samuel T
4 11
Morgan, Ed - Mow, P.T
4 12
Muller, Walter J. - Myers, James
4 13
Nebeker, A.H. - Niergarth, O.O
4 14
Nordlinger, David A. - Nugent, R.E
4 15
Obermeyre, David H. - Oringer, Sanford G
4 16
4 17
Pelisse, P.A. - Powers, Edward Micheal
4 18
Prendergost, Albert C. - Quesada, E.A
5 l
Rainey, Leroy A. - Rixey, George F
5 2
Roberts, G.C. - Rust, Armistead
5 3
Saltzman, Charles E. - Sawbridge, B.M
5 4
Schaller, Maurice - Schweiger, John M
5 5
Secco, Vasco Alves - Skanchy, Rex
5 6
Slessor, Sir John C. - Smyser, Rudolph E
5 7
Snagge, Ralph M. - Spalding, James T
5 8
Spivey, Dlemar T. - Stowell, James S
5 9
Stranathan, Leland S. - Stuyvesant, E.D
5 10
Sullivan, Joseph P. - Symington, W. Stuart
5 11
Taft, Robert - Taylor, Myron C
5 12
Tedder, Lord - Timberlake, E.J
5 13
Tobin, Ralph C. - Trudeau, Arthur G
5 14
Tucker, John H. - Twining, Nathan F
5 15
Ulrich, Edward F. - Von Ritter, Egan
5 16
Wade, Lee - Warner, Homer C
5 17
Webber, Kenneth E. - Weyland, O.P
5 18
Wheeler, Charles A. - Whittington, V.V
5 19
Wiehe, Anita - Wimsatt, Robert W.C
5 20
Withey, William W. - Wymond, G.O
5 21
Yates, Donald N. - Zumwalt, Ken

Correspondence, Outgoing:Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 l
Airey, Sir Terence - Atkinson, J.H
6 2
Barcus, Glenn 0. - Bertrandeau, Victor E
6 3
Biffle, Leslie L. - Brewer, C.W
6 4
Brizuela, Luis E. - Burwell, James B
6 5
Caffery, Jefferson - Cavoli, Joseph William
6 6
Chauncey, C.C. - Cleveland, Chester W
6 7
Cochrane, Sir Ralph - Culmsee, Carlton
6 8
Dahl, Leo P. - Deichelmann, Matthew K
6 9
Devers, Jacob L. - Dribben, William H
6 10
Eaker, Ira
June - September, 1945
6 11
Eaker, Ira
October - November, 1945
6 12
Eaker, Ira
December - February, 1946
6 13
Earle, Edward Mead - French, C.R,
6 14
6 15
Hall, Melvin - Howard, Walter
6 16
Hudleston, E.C. - Hutchison, John M
6 17
Infante, Adolfo - Jones, Robert H
7 l
7 2
Kibler, Franklin A. - Kuter, Lawrence S
7 3
Lackas, John C. - Larson, W.T
7 4
Learned, E.P. - Lewis, Millard
7 5
Lindbergh, Charles A. - Lyon, Ben
7 6
McAfee, James B. - Mcllnay, O.F
7 7
McKee, William F. - Mashburn, Neely C
7 8
Mechling, Edward - Moore, Samuel T
7 9
Morgan, Ed - Myers, James
7 10
Neal, Wilson H. - Nugent, R.E
7 11
Obermyer, David H. - Philardeau, P
7 12
Pletzer, Joe - Quesada, E.R
7 13
Rainey, Leroy A. - Ridgeway, Lindsey S
7 14
Rivele, John R. - Rumberg, Charles H
7 15
Saltzman, Charles E. - Secco, Vasco Alves
7 16
Shannon, Edith Ratcliff - Slessor, Sir John C
7 17
Smart, Jacob E. - Sprague, John T
7 18
Stannard, Bruce R. - Stratemeyer, George E
7 19
Strickland, A.C. - Symington, W. Stuart
8 l
Talbot, Clarence P. - Twining, Nathan F
8 2
Ulrich, Edward F. - Warner, Homer C
8 3
Weber, Kenneth E. - Weyland, O. P
8 4
Wheeler, Charles A. - Wittkoll, H.M
8 5
Wolfe, K.B. - Zurnwalt, Ken Fan Mail
8 6
Baron, William - Crouch, Kenneth E
8 7
Dalton, Arthur Treadwell - Grice, James
8 8
Hawk, John - Lubin, Sheldon
8 9
McDonald, Chester - Russell, Clayton
8 10
Santos, Ernest A. - Spalding, James T
8 11
Timbers, James - Zingone, Marie A
8 12
Invitations
8 13
Misc. Correspondence
8 14
Misc. Corrispondence
8 15
Partial Correspondents List

Personal Awards And Notices Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Commendations
1938 - 1944
9 2
Decorations and Certificates
1943 - 1951
9 3
Flight Record
1932 - 1934
9 4
Flight Record
1935 - 1936
9 5
Flight Record
1937 - 1938
9 6
Filght Record
1939 - 1940
9 7
Flight Record
1941 - 1942
9 8
Orders, General
1943 - 1945
9 9
Orders, Personal
1922 - 1946
9 10
Orders, Special
1936 - 1945
9 11
Press Releases
1943 - 1953
9 12
Report: Experiences at Anzia Beachhead
9 13
Report: Henkell Family Investigation,
1948 - 1949
9 14
Misc
9 15
Misc

Publications Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 l
Curtis-Wright Flying Mission to Salonika, Greece
10 2
Foreign Press relating to J.K. Cannon
10 3
Newspapers, Air Force: Mach Meter, Cannon Air Base, NM 5-7-57, 5-20-60, 10-28-60 Ramjet, Ramstein Air Base, Germany 2-25-57 Tailspinner, Langley Air Base, Va
2-12-57
10 4
Newspapers, Clovis News Journal: rededication of Clovis Air Force Base to Cannon Air Force Base,
6-9-57
10 5
Newsclippings
1942 - 1945
10 6
Newsclippings
1946 - 1949
10 7
Newsclippings
1950 - 1957
10 8
Magazines, Various Titles

MemorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Citations And Certificates (thirty-four) Medals Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Medals Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Correspondence, Lavon B. Cannon Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Ackerman, Faith - Brossard, Edgar B
15 2
Cannon, John Kenneth -
April - May, 193()
15 3
Cannon, John Kenneth -
June - July, l930
15 4
Cannon, John Kenneth -
1942
15 5
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Jan - June, 1943
15 6
Cannon, John Kenneth -
July-- Dec, 1943
15 7
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Jan - Aug, 1944
15 8
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Sept - Dec, 1944
15 9
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Jan - July, 1945
15 10
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Aug - Oct, 1945
15 11
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Nov - Dec, 1945
15 12
Cannon, John Kenneth -
Jan - March 1946
15 13
Cannon, Margie - Cannon, Mollie
15 14
Caufield, Frank J. - Curtis, Ted
15 15
Dan, Mary A. - Hutchins, Flip
15 16
Ide, Dora D. - Morris, Bing
15 17
Obermeyer, D.H. - Suerlas, Beatrice
15 18
Taylor, H. - Woodswall, Ruth F
15 19
Misc
15 20
Memorabilia