LIEUTENANT GENERAL BARNEY M. GILES, "Early Military Avia-
tion Activities in Texas," is a native Texan who was born near
Mineola, attended East Texas State Teachers College at Com-
merce, and now lives in San Antonio. One of the Army Air
Forces' foremost commanders in World War II, General Giles
served as Chief of the Air Staff and Deputy Commander of the
United States Army Air Force from July, 1943, to April, 1945.
Second only to General H. H. Arnold, commander of the AAF,
he frequently served as acting head of the Army Air Force, rep-
resenting the AAF at the Yalta Conference and at the meeting of
the top military leaders the morning after President Franklin
D. Roosevelt's death. As Chief of the Air Staff, General Giles
helped plan nearly all AAF strategy and operations and probably
knew as much about the global aspects of the air war as any
other American. In the spring of 1945, at his headquarters on
Guam, he organized the Army Strategic Air Force in the Pacific
and later became its deputy commander. General Giles helped
direct the B-29 raids upon the Japanese mainland and was inti-
mately associated with planning the operation leading to the
atomic bomb raids on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
EDWARD S. WALLACE, "General William Jenkins Worth and
Texas," has written a biography of General Worth which is to
be published by the University Press in Dallas. A native of Con-
necticut and a graduate of Yale, Harvard, and Boston Univer-
sities, Dr. Wallace has taught history at Northwestern, Suffolk,
and Boston Universities. He has published historical articles in
Military Afairs and in the Hispanic American Historical Review.
An abstract of his doctoral dissertation on General Worth has
been printed by the Boston University Graduate School. At
present he is Command Historian for the United States Air Force
Security Service at Brooks Field, San Antonio.
RAYMOND ESTEP, "The Military and Diplomatic Services of
Alexander Le Grand for the Republic of Texas, 1836-1837," re-
ceived his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas in 1942
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