FOULOIS, BENJAMIN D.
American aviation pioneer was the Army's first pilot and a founding father of airpower.
Chief of the Army Air Corps from 1931 to 1935.
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AFHRA Personal Papers.
Available online: http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/wwwroot/personal_papers/pp077.html
Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf papers.
American Aerospace Pioneers: Benjamin Delahauf Foulois (1879-1967).
Available online: http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/history/foulois.htm
Hill Aerospace Museum website.
Benjamin D. Foulois.
Available online: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/foul.html
Brief biography with black & white photo on the Air & Space Power Chronicles Home Page.
Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers: Foulois, Benjamin D. 1879-1967. Maxwell AFB. AL, Air
University Library, December 2000.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/great/foul.htm
Maj General Benjamin D. Foulois.
Available online: http://www.ascho.wpafb.af.mil/birthplace/FOULOIS.htm
ASC History Office website.
Major General Benjamin D. Foulois.
Available online: http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5445
Biography on the Air Force Link website.
Major General Benjamin D. Foulois, 1879-1967, First United States Military Aviator.
Available online: http://www.firstflight.org/shrine/benjamin_fooulois.cfm
Brief biography and color photo on the First Flight Society Online website.
Photographs and Images of Benjamin D. Foulois.
Available online: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=benjamin+foulois&sa=N&tab=wi
Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf. From the Wright Brothers to
the Astronauts; the Memoirs of Benjamin D. Foulois. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1968. 306p.
Book call no.: 92 F768f
Makers of the United States Air Force, edited by John L. Frisbee. Washington, Office of Air Force History, 1987. 347 p.
"Benjamin D. Foulois: In the Beginning" pp 11-41.
Book call no.: 920.073 M218
Meilinger, Phillip S. American
Airpower Biography: A Survey of the Field. Maxwell AFB, AL,
Air University Press, 1995. 65 p.
See pp 8-9.
Also available online: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/biograph.html
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513a
Shiner, John F. Foulois and the U.S. Army Air Corps, 1931-1935. Washington, Office of Air Force History, 1984. 346 p.
Book call no.: 358.400973 S556f
Shiner, John Frederick. The Army Air Arm in Transition:
General Benjamin D. Foulois and the Air Corps, 1931-1967. Thesis,
Ohio State University, 1975. 2 v.
Book call no.: 358.4 S556a
Marek, Hugo E. Benjamin Delahauf Foulois: Great Military Thinker. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, June 1965. 118 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 35582-7 M324b
Boyne, Walter J. Foulois. Air Force Magazine
Also available online: http://www.afa.org/magazine/feb2003/0203foulois.asp
Frisbee, John L. In the Beginning: Seventy Years Before Tom
Wolfe Wrote His Book, Benny Foulois Proved He Had the Right Stuff. Air
Force Magazine 67:106 June 1984.
Also available online: http://www.afa.org/magazine/valor/0684valor.asp
Galvin, Regina. Benjamin Foulois. Air Force Times 63:8-9 June 2, 2003 Supplement.
Pays tribute to U.S. aviation pioneer Benjamin Foulois, who died in 1967. Conviction in the advantages of air power; description of his character; action taken to be able to enter the Army in 1897; passion for military life.
A Century to Flight: Military Pioneers Who Made Aviation History. Air Force Times 63:(55p insert) June 9, 2003.
Crouch, James L. Wings South. Aerospace Historian 19:27-31 Spring-March 1972.
Holritz, Robert T. Air Force -- The Quest for Autonomy. Flying Safety 53:12-17 September 1997.
Discusses the struggles of United States Air Force towards independence. Legislation which made Air Force a separate and independent branch of armed forces.
Also available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=9712125262&site=ehost-live
Meilinger, Phillip S. U.S. Air Force Leaders: A Biographical
Tour. Journal of Military History 62:833-871 October 1998.
Presents biographies of military airmen who served in the United States Air Force. Details on military officers who served in senior positions of the Air Force; in-depth look at the history of American airpower; includes information on Benjamin Foulois.
Also available online: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=35655704&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Miller, Roger G. "Kept Alive by the Postman": The Wright Brothers and 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Foulois at Fort Sam Houston in 1910. Air Power History
49:32-45 Winter 2002.
Focuses on the influence of the Wrights brothers on the interest of 1st lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulois in aviation in the U.S. Personal information of Foulois; support of the Wrights brother on the flight experiment of Foulois; achievements of Foulois in his interest.
Also available online: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=8581319&site=ehost-live
Shiner, John F. Benjamin D. Foulois: Chief of the Air Corps,
1931-35. Air Force Magazine 62:86-88 April 1979.
Skinner, Richard M. Bennie Foulois - 1979-1967. Air Force and Space Digest 50:85-87+ June 1967.
Warnock, A. Timothy. From Infant Technology to Obsolescence: The
Wright Brothers' Airplane in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1905-1915. Air
Power History 49:46-57 Winter 2002.
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