University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Air Force Operations Analysis Section Collection, 1942-1948, 1985, and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Air Force Operations Analysis Section
Title Air Force Operations Analysis Section Collection,
Dates: 1942-1948, 1985 and undated
Abstract This collection consists of published histories of the Eighth Air Force Operations Analysis Section, as well as lists and photographs of members
Accession No. 93-301
Extent 4 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The Eighth Air Force was the first division to have an operations analysis section and its section remained the largest through the war. Section members used mathematical analysis to improve bombing accuracy and efficiency.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of published histories of the Eighth Air Force Operations Analysis Section, as well as lists and photographs of members.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted Access.

Use Restrictions

The majority of these papers are stored remotely at CDL. Contact reference staff for retrieval from offsite storage.


Index Terms

Subjects
Price, G. Baley (Griffith Baley), 1905 -, collector.
United States. Air Force. Air Force, 8th. Operational Analysis Section.
Bombing, Aerial.
Mathematical analysis.
World War 1939-1945. Aerial operations, American.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Air Force Operations Analysis Section Collection, 1942-1948, 1985, and undated, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory:

Box
93-301/1 Some members of the Operational Research Section, 1942-1945
Arps, Leslie H. n.d. Eighth Air Force History of Operations Analysis Section. 151 pp.
Price, G. Baley. 1985. Gremlin Hunting in the Eighth Air Force European Theater of Operations, 1943-1945. 114 pp.
Brothers, Leroy A. 1948. Operations Analysis in World War II. 48 pp.
Price, G.B. & J.W.T. Youngs. 1944. The Oxford Experiment in H2X Bombing. 49 pp.
Box
4RM203c Eleven photographs of the Operations Analysis Section, ca. 1940s