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William R. Burt papers

Call Number: MS 1654

Scope and Contents

The William R. Burt Papers consist of copies of charts and memoranda prepared by the War Department relating to the availability and condition of aircraft and their allocation to the various theaters of operation to efficiently utilize air power during World War II. The collection was the gift of William R. Burt in 1994.


  • 1940-1943


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by William R. Burt has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William R. Burt, 1994.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The papers consist of copies of charts and memoranda prepared by the War Department. The documents relate to the availability and condition of aircraft, their allocation to various theaters of operation, and efficient utilization of air power during World War II.

Biographical / Historical

William R. Burt served as staff officer to General Hoyt S. Vandenberg during 1940-1946, as well as Secretary of Air Staff for the USAAF in Washington, D.C. He also served as duty officer for the Allied Expeditionary Air Force and as Chief of Policy and Liaison for Air Division U.S. Control Council, Berlin.
Guide to the William R. Burt Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Carol King
August 1994
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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