General Carl B. McDaniel Papers


Carl B. McDaniel

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the correspondence of General Carl B. McDaniel and his hand-written autobiography manuscript.

Biographical Note

Carl B. McDaniel was born in 1901 in Franklin, Texas. He enlisted in the Regular Army and served as private, cadet, sergeant, aerial flier, pilot, and technical sergeant between 1919 and 1922. He was then commissioned as second lieutenant in 1923. He was permanently promoted to brigadier general, U.S. Air Force, in 1948. His first commission was flying instructor and engineer officer. In 1934 he was assigned as student in the Air Corps Instrument Flying and Landing School. Due to his follow-up studies he was considered an authority on the subject and methods of training instrument pilots. In 1937 he served as a B-17 airplane commander on one of the original thirteen B-17 airplanes purchased for the U.S. Air Force. He drew up plans and was instrumental in converting the Air Corps Basic Flying School to a Four Engine Combat Crew and Transition School. By 1944 he was supervising five four-engine schools. In 1945 he was assigned to Headquarters, 7th Air Force, on Okinawa, performing duty as Deputy Commander and Commanding General until 1946. He retired in 1953 as Major General.

Donor Note



This collection has retained its original arrangement since it was first accessioned into the University Manuscripts. This collection has been placed into new folders.

Content List

Folder #1 List of item level descriptions Folder #2 Correspondence, 1980; correspondence between Ken and Mary McDaniel and Ken Roach concerning Ken’s father, General Carl B. McDaniel, and the materials from his career in the Air Force Press release of General Carl B. McDaniel’s career in the Air Force up to 1948; has hand-written notes by Ken McDaniel Typed description of photograph that is not included in this collection Typed report on the history of Air Mail by Carl B. McDaniel Folder #3 Copy of hand-written manuscript of Carl B. McDaniel’s autobiography



Extent of Collection

Three folders This collection is housed in the small manuscripts filing cabinet.

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #377

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Sarah Dannemiller


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