This year for Veterans Day, we celebrate a man who was a veteran twice over during his long career in the military.
Major General James B. Tipton was a pilot and pilot instructor with the United States Army Air Forces (later the United States Air Force). He served in World War II and in the Korean War. Recently, some items came our way tell the story of his career. While they weren’t ultimately donated to the Hoole Special Collections Library, the family graciously allowed us to digitize them.
For more information on Tipton, see this bio at the U.S. Air Force webpage.
Photographs of University of Alabama football players, including the team’s trip to the Rose Bowl in 1938, and images from Tipton’s service in World War II.
Photos and newspaper clippings, mostly of his time training and teaching at Randolph Field and Ballenger Field, both in Texas.
U. S. Air Force Oral History Interview, July 15, 1985
Lengthy document describing his service in World War II and the Korean War, including discussion of flight training.
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