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of Operations and Training for III Bomber Command at MacDill Field. In late 1945 he was transferred to Andrews Field, Md., as base commander. In 1947 he was assigned as Assistant A-3, Hq, ATC and later was Deputy Director of Plans, Hq, MATS, which position he left to attend the AWC. His next assignment is to the Directorate of Personnel Planning, DCS/P, Hq, USAF. His hobbies are golf, toy and household repairs and gardening (as benefits a house owner with four children). His wife, Ann is from Rochelle, N. Y. Their four children are, Tommy (age 8), Marcia (age 7), Peg (age 3), and Dickie (age 1). RICHARD HENRY SMITH, COLONEL, USAF, 631A Born El Paso, Texas, 1910. Station assignment: ANG, Denver, Colorado. (No additional data furnished). WILFRED J. SMITH, COLONEL, USAF, 1045A "Smitty" was born 21 March 1909 in China, but has since adopted Athens, Ohio as his home. He was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1933 and then elected to continue post graduate study in Far Eastern history, earning an MA in 1934 and a Ph.D in 1938. After leaving the University in 1938, he was a member of the faculty of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan until mid 1939. From 1939 to April 1942 he served on the faculty of Ohio University. Commissioned in March 1942, "Smitty" was assigned as Assistant S-2 to the Halverson Detacment (later designated 376th Bomb Group (H)). He accompanied this unit to the Middle East in May 1942 and saw service in Egypt and Palestine. On 1 December 1942, he was transferred to the CBI and assigned as Assistant A-2 of the China Air Task Force with concurrent duty as S-2 of the 23rd Fighter Group. In 1943, he was appointed A-2 of the Forward Echelon, 14th Air Force, stationed in Kewilin, China. During 1943, he helped to organize the 14th Air Force Field Intelligence Unit, which he commanded from 1943 until the summer of 1945. Returning to the United States in November 1945, he was separated from the service in 1946 and returned to his former position at Ohio University. In the summer of 1946 he was guest professor at the University of Michigan. In 1947, he accepted a regular commission and was stationed in Washington and assigned to A-2 on duty with the Strategic Vulnerability Branch. From this assignment he reported to the AWC. His proposed assignment, on graduation, is as a member of the staff and faculty, AWC. Smitty's hobbies are stamp collecting, tennis and hunting. His wife, Elizabeth, is from Pomeroy, Ohio. Children are Wilfred, Jr (age 13), and Anne Duff (age 9). ROBERT LEE SNIDER, COLONEL, USAF, 1430A "Bob" was born June 11, 1914, calls San Antonio, Texas God's Country !! He graduated USMA 1938, and Kelly, 1939. He was an instructor, engineering officer, and later 62nd Squadron Commander 81
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