A collection of materials from the beginning of Hansell's military career in 1933 through his retirement years and up to his death in 1988. A large portion of the items pertain to his role as an instructor and lecturer at the Air Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Alabama, during the 1930s. There are also personal notebooks which include letters, photographs, and clippings describing the highlights of Hansell's career. The collections also includes a preliminary manuscript entitled American Air Power in World War II.
Addenda to to the collection include several other manuscripts, including Hansell's unedited Air Plan that Defeated Hitler, correspondence with individuals involved with the formulation of airpower doctrine and strategy during World War II, and various articles and book reviews.
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