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Newly Online: James B. Tipton papers

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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.

Scrapbook, 1934-1944

Two photos from Scrapbook of Major General James B. Tipton, 1934-1944

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.

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Scrapbook, 1939-1968

Collage of postcard and photo from Scrapbook of Major General James B. Tipton, 1939-1968Photos and newspaper clippings, mostly of his time training and teaching at Randolph Field and Ballenger Field, both in Texas.

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U. S. Air Force Oral History Interview, July 15, 1985

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Lengthy document describing his service in World War II and the Korean War, including discussion of flight training.

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2 Responses to Newly Online: James B. Tipton papers

  1. Barry Ross says:

    My dad Lester A Ross was a Master Sergeant with the 358th fighter sqd. Any one that recalls him Please write me Thank you

  2. Barry Ross says:

    My father was an armor on P-47 with the 358th fighter sqd under the command of Col Tipton. My dad is the Master Sergeant with Maj Bell – 1st Sgt Conn – Col Tipton – and my father Master Sgt Lester Ross.The Four are holding a Nazi Flag. Any one that served with my father please reply to the Email below.

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