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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Duward L. Crow Papers, 1930-1998



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crow, Duward L.
Title: Duward L. Crow Papers
Dates: 1930-1998
Abstract: Duward L. (known as Pete) Crow (June 26, 1919 - October 29, 1997) was born in Fort Payne, AL. In 1937 he received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, graduating in 1941. During World War II, he was assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations in May 1942. General Crow was assigned to the Fifth Air Force in Korea in 1954 where he served as deputy comptroller and comptroller. He returned to the United States later that year to serve as comptroller for the Central Air Defense Force. General Crow was appointed assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Oct. 1, 1973. He retired from the U.S. Air Force on August 1, 1974. Following retirement and until 1978 General Crow worked at NASA headquarters as the Associate Administrator and Assistant to the Deputy Administrator.Papers include personal and business letters, biographical material, an oral history transcript conducted by the Air Force Historical Research Agency, speech transcripts, personal and official Air Force photographs, clippings, writings, DVDs, awards, and a scrapbook.
Accession No.: [2008-245]
Extent: 3 feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Duward L. (known as Pete) Crow (June 26, 1919 - October 29, 1997) was born in Fort Payne, AL. In 1937 he received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, graduating in 1941.

During World War II, he was assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations in May 1942. For three and one-half years he served in various air depot assignments in support of air operations over "the Hump" and in Burma. He became group commander of the Southern India Air Depot, a unit associated with Hindustan Aircraft Limited, one of the largest aircraft materiel support facilities outside the United States. He worked with both Indian and British units to assure unified support of Allied operations.

In September 1945 General Crow was assigned to Army Air Forces Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel. He attended the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from February to May 1946.

He graduated in March 1948 with a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University He was assigned as a member of the Munitions Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he worked on various mobilization planning studies and on measures to improve defense-wide procurement and supply practices.

In July 1952 he went to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to serve in Headquarters Air Materiel Command as chief of the Plans and Programs Division.

General Crow was assigned to the Fifth Air Force in Korea in 1954 where he served as deputy comptroller and comptroller. He returned to the United States later that year to serve as comptroller for the Central Air Defense Force.

In 1958 General Crow graduated from the Air War College. In June 1958 he became deputy chief of the Plans and Programs Division, Directorate of Budget, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and in 1960 became deputy director of budget. In February 1963 he was named Comptroller for the Air Force Systems Command.

He returned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force in November 1964 as director of budget and in March 1969 was appointed the comptroller of the Air Force with collateral duty as chairman, Board of Directors, Army/Air Force Exchange Service.

General Crow was appointed assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Oct. 1, 1973. He retired from the U.S. Air Force on August 1, 1974. Following retirement and until 1978 General Crow worked at NASA headquarters as the Associate Administrator and Assistant to the Deputy Administrator. He later worked as a private consultant and served on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Fort Sam Houston.

Source: Air Force Link, Lieutenant General Duward L. Crow, http://www.af.mil/bios/index.asp and collection material.

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Scope and Contents

Papers include personal and business letters, biographical material, an oral history transcript conducted by the Air Force Historical Research Agency, speech transcripts, personal and official Air Force photographs, clippings, writings, DVDs, awards, and a scrapbook compiled by General Crow’s sister, Louis Van Allen. Typed transcripts of the letters found in the scrapbook are located in box 2008-245/2.

Forms part of the Institute for Studies in American Military History.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Restricted access. Please see Holding Record for specific restrictions.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Crow, Duward L.--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States--Air Force.
Subjects
Korean War, 1950-1953.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Duward L. Crow Papers, 1930-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2008-245/1 Biographical
Oral History Transcript, Department of the Air Force, 1997
Journal (reminiscences from 1919-1943)
Military Profession
Odds and Ends
Visits (Abilene and Breckenridge Properties), 1991
E-Systems, Inc., 1978-1986
Saving and Loans, 1990
Writings:
Experiment (monetarists), 1982-1998
“Compounding Disaster,” 1996
“Buck’s Pocket”
“Bass I Have Known”
“La Maison De Quatre Vents”
“Gavial in India”
“Trout on the Liddar,” 1947
“We Need a Usury Law,” 1990
“Doings with Congress”
“Fed up with the Fed”
Productions
“Monetary and Fiscal Mish Mash”
Assorted
San Antonio Express News column, 1981-1982
Notebooks
Correspondence
Air Force 2025
Jokes
Speeches
Decisions
Explorer I Anniversary, NASA, 1978
Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), 1963-1968
Biography, 1980-1990
Defense Expenditures (Dr. Naidel)
Assorted Family Correspondence
Article
Witchcraft Economics, 1981
Frederic Blanchard, 1939-1982
Academic Record, 1936-1959
Correspondence, 1992-1995
Correspondence, 1979-1990
Correspondence, 1954-1958
Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association, 1991-1995
Capers Trust, 1980-1993
Proctor, 1994-1997
box
2008-245/2 NCNB Texas, 1990-1991
AFIE (Armed Forces Insurance Exchange), 1991
Broadway National Bank, 1991-1992
Correspondence while in India, 1943-1948
Correspondence-Dance Family, 1937-1948
Correspondence-Personal, 1945-1957
Correspondence-Sister, 1983-1985
Correspondence, 1990-1992
Letters sent to Pete from Tulah, circa 1945-1950
“Letters from Korea” sent to Tulah from Pete, 1954
India, 1944-1945
Speeches, 1980-1995
Assorted Correspondence, Clippings, Documents, Directories
Patent, Van Allen Safety Wheel, 1930-1936
Posthumous Letters and Certificate, 1998
Typescript of Letters in Scrapbook (scrapbook located in box 4W123)
Photographs
Photographs-Official (folders 1-3), circa 1965-1970s
DVDs:
Parade & Diving, India, circa 1940s
Speech by Lt. Gen. Crow, 50th Anniversary Ending World War II, American Legion VFW, circa 1995
Lt. Gen. Crow’s funeral, 1998
Certificates
Books
box
2.325/AA13d Oversized Portraits, Photographs, Drawings
box
4W123 Scrapbook
box
Artifacts

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