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Inventory of the Keith E. Eiler papers, 1880-2003
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Description
Correspondence, notes, collected writings, photocopies of military records and collected correspondence, printed matter, and photographs related to the career of General Albert C. Wedemeyer, commander of American forces in China during World War II. Used as research material for the book Wedemeyer on War and Peace (Stanford, 1987) edited by Keith E. Eiler, and for an unpublished biography of Wedemeyer.
Background
Keith E. Eiler was a scholar of military mobilization and United States military history and the biographer of General Albert C. Wedemeyer. In addition to his academic life as an American historian and Hoover Institution fellow, Eiler was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. He was born in Monowi, Nebraska, in 1920. After graduating from West Point in 1944, Eiler served in the 80th Infantry Division for the Third U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. After being wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, Eiler became an engineer for the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. From 1950 to 1951, Eiler was the aide-de-camp to General Wedemeyer during Wedemeyer's term as commander of the Sixth U.S. Army at the Presidio of San Francisco.
Extent
30 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 6 card file boxes (13.6 linear feet)
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For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.