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1st Reply From: Ed Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: QUERY: ADM Dewey's interest in airplanes Date: March 2, 2010 7:49:49 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Try Dewey's biographer, Prof. Ronald Spector at email@example.com. Ron is head of the history dept at George Washington U. (teaching this semester at the USNA), and author of the best-seller "Eagle Against the Sun" Try Professor Doug Smith at the Naval War College who is editing a 100th anniversary volume of US Naval Aviation, 1909-2009: firstname.lastname@example.org Try John Kuehn who wrote "Agents of Innovation" about the General Board, mostly in the interwar years: email@example.com Edward S. Miller Washington DC (War Plan Orange) 2nd Reply From: Kuehn, John Dr CIV USA TRADOC <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: QUERY: ADM Dewey's interest in airplanes (UNCLASSIFIED) Date: March 3, 2010 8:45:58 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> You might try the General Board Studies, RG-80, held at NARA in downtown DC. The Proceedings and Hearings do not have transcriptions of the early GB meetings. Also check Dewey's papers, held by Vermont Historical Society in Montpelier, Vermont as Dewey was a Vermont Native and Norwich alumnus (although he transferred to USNA). http://www.vermonthistory.org/documents/findaid/dewey.pdf Also see this facebook site from Naval History and Heritage Command: http://www.facebook.com/notes/naval-history-heritage-command/historical- materials-on-admiral-of-the-navy-george-dewey-usn/350782849856 Finally, check the records of the Joint Army and Navy Board. As President of the General Board Dewey was also the senior member of the Joint Board until he died since the senior service office chaired that board (and all the members of the General Board also served as de facto members of the Joint Board). vr, john John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Military History Curriculum Developer Department of Military History U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS "Present preparedness must not be sacrificed to an illusory future readiness. National emergencies cannot be foreseen and must be met by existing forces." The General Board of the Navy, January 1933 -----Original Message----- From: H-NET Military History Discussion List [mailto:H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Scott Hendrix Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 4:59 PM To: H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU Subject: QUERY: ADM Dewey's interest in airplanes From: Laurence Mitchell Burke <email@example.com> Subject: QUERY: ADM Dewey's interest in airplanes Date: March 2, 2010 4:15:05 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> I'm wondering if anyone can direct me to a biography (or any other published document)of Admiral George Dewey that talks about his role in encouraging Naval Aviation as President of the General Board? I've got several primary documents (1910 and later) that indicate he was not simply interested in aviation, but worked to promote it. However, I have seen nothing that explains how he came to that interest. Thanks, Larry Burke PhD Candidate History Department Carnegie Mellon University - ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----