Guide to the John Kenneth Cannon Photograph Collection,
1918-1953

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cannon, John Kenneth, 1892-1955
Title: John Kenneth Cannon Photograph Collection
Dates: 1918-1953 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3 Boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0382
Summary: The 834 black & white and color photographs in this collection are mostly publicity photographs which document Cannon's duties (such as military parades, medal pinning ceremonies, graduation exercises, fund raising, inspections, retirements, visiting dignitaries, and high-level meetings) as an Air Force General; some black & white images also include negatives. Nearly all the photographs were taken between 1947 and 1953.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: Special.Collections@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

John Kenneth Cannon (1892-1955) had an illustrious career in the United States Air Force eventually becoming a Four Star General. Cannon was born in Salt Lake City in 1892 and he graduated from the Utah Agricultural College in 1914. After serving in the infantry during WWII, he took up pilot training from 1921 to 1922. He served in the Air Corps in Hawaii, Michigan, Texas, and California. In 1938 Cannon went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for three years as chief of the U.S. Military Mission. Cannon was promoted to brigadier general in February 1942 and in World War II went overseas as commanding general of the 12th Air Support Command during the invasion of French Morocco. Through March and April 1943 Cannon organized an air training command for the Mediterranean Theater and in May became deputy commanding general of the Allied Tactical Air Force for the Sicilian campaign and the invasion of Italy. He was promoted to major general in June and by December became commanding general of the 12th Air force and the Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force, being responsible for all air operations for the invasion of southern Europe. The following March he was promoted to lieutenant general and named air commander in chief of all Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean Theater and in May became commanding general of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

General Cannon returned to the U.S. in April 1946 as commanding general of Air Training Command at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In October 1948 he returned to Europe as commanding general, U.S. Air Forces in Europe. In March 1950, he was designated Commander in Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. He was promoted to full general in October 1951 and appointed commanding general of Tactical Air Command at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

Cannon retired on April 1, 1954 and he died in Arcadia, California on January 12, 1955. Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico is named after him.

Information courtesy of Air Force Link Biographies, http://www.af.mil/bios/index.asp

Content Description

The 834 images in this collection are mostly publicity photographs which document Cannon's duties (such as military parades, medal pinning ceremonies, graduation exercises, fund raising, inspections, retirements, visiting dignitaries, and high-level meeting) as an Air Force General. Nearly all the images were taken between 1947 and 1953.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the John Kenneth Cannon Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

John Kenneth Cannon Photograph Collection, 1918-1953. (P0382). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Topical. The detailed descriptions in the register came from typed captions on small pieces of paper accompanying the images. These captions probably came from the Air Force.

Acquisition Information :  

These photographs were removed from Manuscript Collection MSS 41. They were donated to USU Special Collections and Archives by LaVon Bennion Cannon in 1976.

Processing Note :  

Register created by Kelly Lelegren, December 2008.

Related Materials :  

Papers of General John Kenneth CannonCOLL MSS 41


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 1:01:01-1:01:11: "Hq, Tactical Air Command, May 9-Vice Admiral John Jennings Ballentine, Commander Air Force Atlantic Fleet, with headquarters at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA, is shown with Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General of Tactical Air Command inspecting the Honor Guard presented for the Admiral's first visit to General Cannon's headquarters today at Langley Air Force Base." 1918-1953
1:02:01-1:02:04: Includes Major Edward Brown, Jr., U.S.A.F 1918-1953
1:03:01-1:03:12: Gen. Cannon's Birthday Party, 9 March 1951, Hq TAC Conference Room 1918-1953
1:04:01-1:04:22: Gen. Cannon headshots, primarily from 1949 1918-1953
1:05:01-1:05:09: Gen. Cannon headshots, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia 1918-1953
1:06:01-1:06:11: Gen. Cannon headshots (Includes negatives) 1918-1953
1:07:01-1:07:03: Mrs. LaVon Bennion Cannon (Negatives) 1918-1953
1:08:01-1:08:05: Dinner party, includes Mrs. LaVon B. Cannon, Maj. Gen. Robert Douglass 1918-1953
1:09:01-1:09:08: Misc. Ceremonies 1918-1953
1:10:01-1:10:08: Includes Gen. Benjamin Wiley Chidlaw (Includes negatives) 1918-1953
1:11:01-1:11:08: Copenhagen Air Show. "Seventy thousand Copenhageners walked, cycled, hitched rides, drove horses to Kastrup Airport for Sept. 1 show. Includes Christian Moeller, Denmark's Prime Minister, and children ripping German FW 190 apart for souvenirs." 1918-1953
1:12:01-1:12:03: "Chief Warrant Officer Harry B. Cornell, Jr., is shown receiving his separation orders from Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC, as he retires after nearly 32 years in the Air Force. Looking on are Brig. Gen. Homer L. Sanders, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, left, and Major gen. Glenn O. Barcus, Deputy Commanding General, center. The ceremony, witnessed by other staff officers, took place at Gen. Cannon's TAC headquarters, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia." 1918-1953
1:13:01-1:13:04: Dinner party. Includes Maj. Gen. Robert Douglass 1918-1953
1:14:01-1:14:19: Chinese visitors to Langley Air Force Base (Includes negatives) 1918-1953
1:15:01-1:15:02: Dinner party 1918-1953
1:16:01-1:16:04: Dinner party (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
1:17:01-1:17:18: Includes Maj. Gen. Robert Douglass, military parade 1918-1953
1:18:01-1:18:13: Includes Maj. Gen. Robert Douglass, 1-18-12 at HQ TAC, May 2: Maj. Gen. Glenn O. Barcus, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC, Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglass, CG. 18th Air Force (TAC), Brig. Gen. Homer L. Sanders 1918-1953
1:19:01-1:19:02: Includes Gen. Ira Clarence Eaker 1918-1953
1:20:01-1:20:03: "Major Samuel T. Edwards is congratulated by Gen. John K. Cannon, commander of TAC, following ceremonies at Langley Air Force Base, retiring the major from active duty after 31 years service as airman and officer in the Air Force. Major Edwards has been assigned to Langley since 1947 and will continue to make his home in Hampton now that he has retired because of the fishing opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay area." 1918-1953
1:21: "Top EC Commanders Inspect Bremerhaven. 20 & 21 Nov 1949, Bremerhaven Port of Embarkation. Gen. Thomas T. Handy, EUCOM commander-in-chief, Lt. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner, CG, U.S. Army in Europe, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, USAFE, and Adm. Richard L. Connolly, commander of Naval Forces in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, early this week made an inspection tour of BPE installations and facilities. Accompanying them were Rear Adm. John Wilkes, commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe; Rear Adm. Augustus J. Wellings, Dep. Dir. Of the Military Sea Transport Service, and Brig. Gen. Charles D.W. Canham, BPE Commanding General. Adm. Wellings inspected the U.S. Naval Advanced Base in Bremerhaven. The officers were luncheon guests aboard the cruiser Columbus, Adm. Connolly's flagship, which arrived here Monday. A 17-gun salute marked their debarking, with Army, Navy, and Marine Corps personnel participating in the ceremonies. The Army officers and Gen. Cannon took part, with members of the Port Rod and Gun Club, in a duck hunt near Bremerhaven during off-duty hours Sunday. A total of fifty-three birds were bagged by the hunters." 1918-1953
1:21:01-1:21:02: "Generals Handy, Cannon, Huebner and Canham review 382ndMP Sv Bn; at this point Gen. Handy received 17 gun salute." 1918-1953
1:21:03-1:21:04: "Gen. Handy, Gen. Cannon and Col. W.F. Magill, Exec Off BPE, prepare to leave Bremen Barracks, Bremerhaven, Germany." 1918-1953
1:21:05: "Gen. Handy and party leave 7802 Billets in Bremen. L/R are: Gen. Charles D.W. Canham, Lt. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner, Col. W.F. Magill, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Gen. Thomas T. Handy, Col. G.S. Wear, C.O. Bremen Barracks. M/Sgt. Brooks Seagraves, Bremerhaven, Germany." 1918-1953
1:21:06: "Col. J.B. Herman, C.O. 319th Stat. Hosp BPE, outfits hunting party prior to hunt. Pictured is Gen. Cannon, Lt. Paul Lawrence, Aide de Camp, BPE, Col. J.B. Herman. Bremerhaven, Germany." 1918-1953
1:21:07: "Gen. Handy and party leave for hunting area. Bremerhaven, Germany." 1918-1953
1:21:08: "Gen. Cannon loads up on shells at hunting area. Bremerhaven, Germany." 1918-1953
1:22:01: "Rhein/Main Air Force Base, Frankfurt Germany-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General of USAFE meets two Rhein/Main pilots just back from Berlin and talks "shop" for a moment or two on conditions along the corridor. Pilots are First Lt. Reuben M. Ware of Peekskill, New York and Capt. James Davidson of Philadelphia, Penn." 1918-1953
1:22:02: "Rhein/Main Air Force Base, Frankfurt, Germany-Italian Air Force officials are given a thorough briefing on the corridor leading into Berlin from Rhein/Main Air Force Base before they actually flew the lift on June 22nd, with Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General of USAFE (3rd from left). L/R: Lt. Gen. Mario Amoine-Cat, Chief of Staff for the Italian Air Force; Col. Cigerza, Chief Technical Inspector for Material for the Italian Air Force; Gen. Cannon; and Col. Stanley T. Wray, Commanding Officer of the 7497th Airlift Wing and the man responsible for the briefing." 1918-1953
1:22:03: Rhein/Main Air Force Base. Includes Thomas K. Finletter, Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff 1918-1953
1:22:04: Rhein/Main Air Force Base, Frankfurt, Germany-young boy in uniform saluting Gen. Cannon 1918-1953
1:23:01: "36th Fighter-Bomb Wing, Fustenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, 18 Jan 1951. Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commander in Chief, USAFE, arrives at Furstenfedbruck for the farewell review given in his honor by the officers and airmen of the 2nd Air Division. Shown with the General Thomas C. Darcy, Commanding General, 2nd Air Division, Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglass, Chief of Staff, USAFE, and Lt. Col. Lawrence Carau, Administrative Assistant to the Commander in Chief." 1918-1953
1:23:02: "36th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, 18 Jan 1951. Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commander in Chief, USAFE, who will leave soon to assume command of the Tactical Air Command, is shown as he reviewed the assembled troops of the 2nd Air Division at Furstenfeldbruck at his farewell review. On Gen. Cannon's right is Col. John C. Crosthwaite, Inspector General of the 2nd Air Division who was troop commander for the review. Immediately behind Col. Crosthwaite is Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, Commanding General of the 2nd Air Division and to his left is Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglass, Chief of Staff, USAFE." 1918-1953
1:23:03: "36th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, 18 Jan 1951. Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon troops the line at the farewell review given in his honor by the officers and airmen of the 2nd Air Division at Furstenfeldbruck. On the General's right is Col. John C. Crosthwaite, Inspector General of the 2nd Air Division, who commanded the troops for the review. Behind them come Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, (left) Commanding General, 2nd Air Division and Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglass, Chief of Staff, USAFE." 1918-1953
1:23:04: "36th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, 18 Jan 1951. Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commander in Chief, USAFE mounts the reviewing stand with Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, Commanding General, 2nd Air Division after trooping the line. Immediately behind them comes Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglass, Chief of Staff USAFE and Gen. Cannon and Gen. Darcy's aides." 1918-1953
1:23:05: "36th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, 18 Jan 1951. Shown on the stand during the review in honor of Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commander in Chief of USAFE who will soon leave to assume command of TAC. L/R: Gen. Cannon, Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, Commanding General, 2nd Air Division, and Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglass, Chief of Staff, USAFE." 1918-1953
1:23:06: "36th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Furstenfeldbruck Air Base, Germany, 18 Jan 1951. Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, leaves the reviewing stand after completion of the ceremonies in his honor by the officers and airmen of the 2nd Air Division at Furstenfeldbruck. Gen. Cannon will leave soon for the United States where he will assume command of the Tactical Air Command. Shown in the staff car is Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, Commanding General, 2nd Air Division." 1918-1953
1:24:01-1:24:10: Furstenfeldbruck, Bavaria (Germany). Includes swimming pool, baseball game, Army Day (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
1:25:01-1:25:03: Heidelberg, Germany. Farewell ceremonies for Lt. Gen. Cannon (Includes typed descriptions on back) 1918-1953
1:26:01-1:26:15: Wiesbaden, Germany 1918-1953
1:26:16-1:26:19: Wiesbaden, Germany. "Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, and Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General of USAFE, are shown at Wiesbaden Air Force Base as Stars and Stripes correspondent Albert Burchard interviewed the General shortly after his arrival from England." 1918-1953
1:27:01: "23 Apr 45. 5th Army, Florence, Italy. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, Deputy Supreme Allied Command, Med. Theater (right), accompanied by Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commander in Chief, MAAF (center), being greeted at the Florence Airport by Maj. Gen. Benjamin W. Chidlaw, C.G., 12 AF 1918-1953
1:27:02: "Ernest Harmon Air Force Base, Nfld. –Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (left) and Maj. Gen. Alvan C. Kincaid (right) were recent overnight guests of Col. C.E. Hughes, Base Commander, at this western Newfoundland installation of the USAF Northeast Air Command (NEAC)." 1918-1953
1:27:03: "Ernest Harmon Air Force Base, Nfld. –Gen. John K. Cannon (left) checks his watch with Ernest Harmon time, as he talks with Col. C.E. Hughes, base commander, shortly after his arrival at this base. Gen. Cannon, commanding general of the TAC, stopped at this base en route to Europe." 1918-1953
1:27:04: "Hq. FEAF, Tokyo-Gen. J.K. Cannon (left), commander of the USAF TAC at Langley AFB, Va., is greeted at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) by Brig. Gen. Jacob E. Smart, Far East Air Forces deputy for operations, who represented Gen. O.P. Weyland, commander of FEAF. Gen. Cannon arrived in Tokyo Saturday morning to begin a tour of tactical air units in the Far East." 1918-1953
1:27:05-1:27:06: "Berteaux, North Africa. Brig. Gen. J.K. Cannon, Commander, 12th Bomber Command, Berteaux, North Africa." 1918-1953
1:27:07-1:27:08: Visit to Keflavik Airport, Iceland. Includes accompanying letter 1918-1953
1:28:01-1:28:11: Misc. Photos released by Hq. U.S. Air Forces in Europe 1918-1953
1:29:01: "Hqs, TAC, May 29-Adm. W.M. Fechteler, Commander in Chief Atlantic and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, with headquarters at the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Va., is shown being welcomed to the Langley AFB headquarters of TAC by the Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon. The Admiral returned an official call made at his Norfolk headquarters by Gen. Cannon." 1918-1953
1:29:02-1:29:03: "Hqs, TAC, May 29-Adm. W.M. Fechteler (left), Commander in Chief Atlantic and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC, as they completed a review of the Honor Guard presented for Adm. Fechteler. The Admiral returned an official call made recently at his Norfolk headquarters by Gen. Cannon." 1918-1953
1:29:04-1:29:05: "Hqs, TAC, May 20-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (right), Commanding General TAC, and Adm. W.M. Fechteler, Commander in Chief Atlantic and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, are shown as they inspect the Honor Guard presented for Adm. Fechteler on his recent official visit to Gen. Cannon at his Langley AFB headquarters." 1918-1953
1:29:06: "Hqs, TAC, May 29-Adm. W.M. Fechteler (left), Commander in Chief Atlantic and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC, as they completed a review of the Honor Guard presented for Adm. Fechteler. The Admiral returned an official call made recently at his Norfolk headquarters by Gen. Cannon." 1918-1953
1:29:07-1:29:08: Includes Adm. W.M. Fechteler 1918-1953
1:29:09-1:29:11: "Hqs, TAC, May 29-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (right) Commanding General TAC, and Adm. W.M. Fechteler, Commander in Chief Atlantic and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, leave Hqs, TAC prior to Adm. Fechteler's return to his Norfolk headquarters after a short official visit with Gen. Cannon." 1918-1953
1:30:01: Portrait of John Kenneth Cannon, taken in Corsica, 1944. Inscribed by Cannon to Eastman Hatch 1918-1953
2 2:01:01-2:01:08: Field Ceremony 1918-1953
2:02:01-2:02:10: Field Ceremony (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:03:01-2:03:07: "Hqs, TAC, May 29-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC, and the pilot of the C-54 assigned to Gen. Cannon, Maj. Charles E. Fitzwater, discuss their next flight 1918-1953
2:03:08-2:03:10: "Hqs, TAC, May 29-Maj. Charles E. Fitzwater points to the flags of the countries visited by Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC. These flags are painted on the fuselage of the C-54 assigned to Gen. Cannon and piloted by Maj. Fitzwater." 1918-1953
2:04:01-2:04:03: Group shots 1918-1953
2:04:04: "L/R: Maj. Gen. Kenneth Berry, Adj. Gen., State of Texas; Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC; Brig. Gen. Homer Sanders, DO, TAC; Brig. Gen. Harry Crutcher Jr., Chief of Staff for Air, State of Texas; Maj. Gen. Earl T. Ricks, Chief, Air Division, National Guard Bureau, USAF; Lt. Gen. Otto P. Weyland, DCG, TAC; Col. Albert C. Prendergast, CO, 136th FBW (Gens. Cannon and Ricks are only non-Texans in picture)." 1918-1953
2:04:05: "Group of officers shown at Headquarters, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. L/R standing: Lt. Col. David E. Tavel, Maj. Walter Cannon, Lt. Col. Henry S. Taylor, Maj. William R. Grady, Lt. Col. Burton C. Andrus, Jr., Maj. George E. McCord, Lt. Donald J. Shroyer; L/R. sitting: Lt. Col. Clifford R. Opper, Col. J.B. Knapp, Col. Harris B. Hull, Maj. Joseph N. Jacobucci, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Air Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, Maj. Charles Bensberg, Lt. Col. Joseph Habeger." 1918-1953
2:05:01-2:05:03: "Helmstadt Gate" Dinner 1918-1953
2:06:01-2:06:05: Gen. Cannon relaxing at house 1918-1953
2:07:01: "Hqs, TAC, June 28-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (right), Commanding General of TAC, welcomes Col. Antonia Carmona (center), and Col. Angel Salas to the Langley AFB, Va., headquarters of TAC. Col. Carmona and Col. Salas were part of the Minister of Air for Spain Maj. Gen. Edhardo Gonzales Gallarzo Iragoni, party that included Lt. Col. Jose Maria Coig Roos; Maj. Rafael Calleja; and Col. Joseph A. Miller, USAF escort officer." 1918-1953
2:07:02: "Hqs, TAC, June 28-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (right), Commanding General of TAC, introduces the Spanish Air Minister, Maj. Gen. Edhardo Gonzales Gallarzo Iragoni (center), to the honor guard commander, 1st Lt. Claude E. Johnstone upon Gen. Gallarzo's arrival at the Langley AFB, Va., headquarters of TAC. Accompanying the Spanish Air Minister were Col. Antonia Carmona; Col. Angel Salas; Lt. Col. Jose Maria Coig Roos; Lt. Col. Juio Salvador; Maj. Rafael Calleja; and Col. Joseph A. Miller, USAF escort officer." 1918-1953
2:07:03: "Hqs, TAC, June 28-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (left), Commanding General of TAC, salutes the colors as he accompanies the Minister of Air for Spain, Maj. Gen. Edhardo Gonzales Gallarzo Iragoni, as the latter troops the honor guard presented in his honor upon his arrival at the Langley AFB, Va., headquarters of TAC. At the far right is the commander of the honor guard, 1st Lt. Claude E. Johnstone, 4400th CCTC." 1918-1953
2:07:04-2:07:05: "Hqs, TAC, June 29-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (right), Commanding General of TAC, and the Deputy Commanding General of TAC, Maj. Gen. Glenn O. Barcus, go over the details of the honor guard presented for the Spanish Air Minister, with 1st Lt. Claude E. Johnstone, 4400th CCTC, honor guard commander. The occasion was the departure of Maj. Gen. Edhardo Gonzales Gallarzo Iragoni, Minister of Air for Spain, and his party which included Col. Antonia Carmona; Col. Angel Salas; Lt. Col. Jose Maria Coig Roos; Maj. Rafael Calleja; and Col. Joseph A. Miller, USAF escort officer." 1918-1953
2:07:06-2:07:07: "Hqs, TAC, June 29-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (left), Commander General, TAC, bids goodbye to the Minister of Air for Spain, Maj. Gen. Edhardo Gonzales Gallarzo Iragoni, prior to the Minister's takeoff for Washington." 1918-1953
2:07:08-2:07:09: "Hqs, TAC, June 29-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (center), Commanding General of TAC, and the Deputy Commanding General of TAC, Maj. Gen. Glenn O. Barcus, and Capt. R. Lawrence, pilot of the airplane that was to take the Spanish Air Minister to Washington, have a pleasant chat prior to takeoff. The Spanish Air Minister, Maj. Gen. Edhardo Gonzales Gallarzo Iragoni, and his party were the guests of Gen. Cannon at his Langley AFB, Va., headquarters of TAC." 1918-1953
2:07:10-2:07:11: "Hqs, TAC, June 29-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (left), Commanding General of TAC, and his Deputy Commander, Maj. Gen. Glenn O. Barcus, as they watch the airplane carrying the Spanish Air Minister and his party taxi out for takeoff." 1918-1953
2:08:01-2:08:07: Pictures provided by Langley Air Force Base 1918-1953
2:09:01-2:09:09: Includes Gen. Curtis Emerson LeMay (Includes negatives) 1918-1953
2:10:01-2:10:03: Includes Gen. LeMay (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:11:01-2:11:08: Includes Mr. John J. McCloy, U.S. High Commissioner for Germany 1918-1953
2:12:01-2:12:04: Includes Mr. John J. McCloy (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:13:01-2:13:10: "Hqs, TAC-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, commander of TAC, greets Adm. L.D. McCormick, commander-in-chief, the Atlantic Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as he arrives at Langley AFB, to return a visit made by Gen. Cannon to his Norfolk headquarters recently." 1918-1953
2:14:01-2:14:14: Medal pinning ceremony 1918-1953
2:14:15-2:14:16: "Hqs, TAC, June 25-Maj. William E. Bryan, Jr. (left), of Headquarters, TAC, is shown receiving the Distinguished Service Cross during the award ceremonies held in his honor at Langley AFB on Sat., June 23, 1951. The presentation is being made by Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, commanding general of TAC." 1918-1953
2:15:01-2:15:09: Medal pinning ceremonies, includes Maj. Gen. Robert Douglass 1918-1953
2:15:10: "Hqs, TAC, July 28-Col. William M. Gross shown receiving his promotion to Brigadier General from Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General of TAC at the TAC headquarters, Langley AFB, Va. Looking on are the Deputy Commanding General of TAC, Maj. Gen. Glenn O. Barcus, and the Assistant Chief of Staff, Col. Alonzo M. Drake. Gen. Gross was recently named to head the TAC Air-Ground School, Highland Pines Inn, Southern Pines, N.C. Prior to this assignment, he was the Assistant Chief of Staff for TAC." 1918-1953
2:16:01-2:16:04: Medal pinning ceremony 1918-1953
2:17:01-2:17:08: Medal pinning ceremony (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:18:01-2:18:06: Medal pinning ceremony (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:19:01-2:19:13: Medal pinning ceremony (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:20:01-2:20:02: Includes Claudio Mejia, wearing black band in mourning of Peron (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:21:01-2:21:34: Military parade 1918-1953
2:22:01-2:22:21: Military parade (cont'd) 1918-1953
2:23:01-2:23:08: Cannon as a young man in the infantry, Cannon with the King of Denmark, unidentified building, Cannon with unidentified men, monkey, color photo of Cannon next to bomber, Cannon "huddling" with Omar Bradley, Curtis LeMay, Matthew Ridgway, and Hoyt S. Vandenberg 1918-1953
2:24:01-2:24:13: Personal snapshots, postcard of the Rock of Gilbraltor 1918-1953
2:25:01-2:25:05: Meeting (with negatives) 1918-1953
2:26:01-2:26:04: Includes 3-star foreign general 1918-1953
2:27:01-2:27:11: Gen. Cannon wearing dark coat 1918-1953
2:28:01-2:28:05: Armed forces sub-committee, 2 Aug. 1952 1918-1953
2:29:01-2:29:02: Gen. Cannon shaking hands with unidentified Maj. General (Barcus?) 1918-1953
2:30:01-2:30:03: Gen. Cannon with unidentified man. Includes Maj. Gen. Homer Sanders 1918-1953
2:31:01-2:31:02: Large group of men 1918-1953
2:32:01-2:32:04: Gen. Cannon with unidentified men 1918-1953
2:33:01-2:33:02: Gen. Cannon with unidentified men. (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
2:34:01-2:34:02: Section "B"-Student Officers 1935-36. Bottom L/R: Capts. Bayley, Bivins, Chidlaw, Connell, Maj. Davidson, Capts. Dayton, Dulligan, Duncan, Maj. Eaker, Capts. Ely, Ferguson; Center L/R: Capts. Fitzgerald, Foster, Gaffney, Horn, Johnson, Jones, Landmead, Longfellow, Maj. McClelland, Capts. McGinnis, McPike, Miller, Morris; Top L/R: Maj. O'Neill, Capts. Parker, Phillips, Powers, Schneider, Sharon, Shea, Snavely, Twining, Wolfe 1918-1953
2:35:01-2:35:28: "Gen. John K. Cannon, commander of TAC, greets Moslem Prince Misha'al ibn Abdul Aziz al Saud, son of Saudi Arabia's King Ibn Saud and Minister of Defense, upon his arrival at Langley AFB for a tour of the TAC installation. Looking on are the two military leaders' staffs and at the extreme right is Col. Charles D. Jones, base commander." 1918-1953
2:36:01-2:36:02: "Langley AFB, Va., 3 May, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC (left), greets Brig. Gen. Jacques Murtin, Air Attache, French Embassy, Washington D.C., upon the latter's arrival at LAFB to present the Croix de Guerre to a group of former 12th Air Force officers led by Gen. Cannon." 1918-1953
2:36:03-2:36:07: "Langley AFB, Va., 3 May, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Commanding General, TAC (left), greets Brig. Gen. Jacques Murtin, Air Attache, French Embassy, Washington D.C., upon the latter's arrival at LAFB to present the Croix de Guerre to a group of former 12th Air Force officers led by Gen. Cannon." 2:36:03-2:36:07. "Langley AFB, VA., 3 May, Brig. Gen. Jacques Murtin (left) Air Attache, French Embassy, Washington D.C., and Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC, inspect the Honor Guard upon the former's arrival at Hqs, TAC. Gen. Murtin came to LAFB to present the Croix de Guerre with Palm to Gen. Cannon, the former commanding general of the 12th Air Force and other officers of the 12th." 1918-1953
2:36:08-2:36:09: "Langley AFB, VA., May 3, The above officers, all former officers of the 12th Air Force, are shown as they were assembled to receive the Croix de Guerre from Brig. Gen. Jacques Murtin, Air Attache of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. First row, far left, is the former CG of the 12th Air Force, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon who now commands the TAC. On Gen. Cannon's left is Lt. Gen. Benjamin W. Chidlaw, CG, Air Material Command." 1918-1953
2:36:10-2:36:13: "Langley AFB, VA., May 3, Brig. Gen. Jacques Murtin, Air Attache of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. is shown awarding the Croix de Guerre with Palm to Brig. Gen. Dudley D. Hale at ceremonies held at Langley AFB. Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC (far left), and Lt. Gen. Benjamin W. Chidlaw, CG, Air Material Command, have just received the award. The Croix de Guerre was presented to these officers, all former members of the 12th Air Force, by the Government of France for their part in helping to liberate France. Gen. Cannon was the former CG of the 12th Air Force." 1918-1953
2:37:01-2:37:14: French visitor to Langley AFB (Murtin?) 1918-1953
3 3:01:01-3:01:15: Gen. Cannon in his office 1918-1953
3:01:16: "Hqs, TAC, June 22-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (right), CG, TAC, welcomes Brig. Gen. Raymond F. Hufft, Adjutant General of the State of Louisiana, to his Langley AFB headquarters of TAC. While at LAFB, Gen. Hufft was given a familiarization ride in the North American B-45, a jet light bomber." 1918-1953
3:01:17-3:01:18: "Langley AFB, VA., May 16, Maj. Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer (center), CG, 11th Airborne Division, is shown as he visited Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon (left), CG, TAC at his LAFB, Va., headquarters. The Deputy Commanding General (acting) of TAC, Lt. Gen. Otto P. Weyland, is shown on the right." 1918-1953
3:01:19: "Hq., TAC, Aug. 6-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon's TAC headquarters personnel at Langley AFB, Va, far oversubscribed their Air Force Aid Society quota by contributing $3.06 per capita in the recent nation-wide campaign to raise funds. Shown here is Lt. Col. Wendell C. Croom, director of personnel services, TAC headquarters, presenting Gen. Cannon with the progress chart-and all columns blocked out to indicate over the top!" 1918-1953
3:02:01-3:02:09: Office pictures (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
3:03:01-3:03:03: "Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon and Brig. Claudio A. Mejia, Officers' Club, 10 Oct 47." 1918-1953
3:03:04-3:03:05: "Brig. Claudio A. Mejia, Inspector General of Diplomatic Missions Abroad for the Government of Argentina; the Honorable Arthur S. Barrows, Undersecretary of the Air Force; Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, Air Training Command, Barksdale Field, La. –Officers' Club, 10 Oct 1947." 1918-1953
3:03:06: "Brig. Claudio A. Mejia, the Honorable Mr. Arthur S. Barrows, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, and Maj. Gen. Grandison Gardner. Officers' Club, 10 Oct 1947." 1918-1953
3:03:07-3:03:08: "Foreground, L/R: Maj. Fernando Fernandez, Mayor Clyde E. Fant, Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, unidentified. Background L/R: Col. John G. Fowler, Mr. Tezier, the Honorable Arthur S. Barrow, Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Brig. Claudio A. Mejia, Maj. Gen. Grandison Gardner, and Lt. Col. George R. Anderson." 1918-1953
3:03:09: "The Honorable Arthur S. Barrows, Lt. Gen. John Cannon, Senor Miguel M. Escalante, Consul General of Valenzuela. Officers' Club, 10 Oct 1947." 1918-1953
3:04:01-3:04:08: Gen. Cannon and Pilots. Includes Lt. Col. Barney McIntire 1918-1953
3:05:01-3:05:05: Plane landing (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
3:06:01-3:06:04: Includes RAF Air Marshal? 1918-1953
3:07:01-3:07:11: Receiving Line for Gen. Cannon upon Receiving 4th Star (Includes negatives) 1918-1953
3:08:01-3:08:02: "Donaldson Air Force Base, S.C. (9 Nov 1953) – Gen. John K. Cannon, TAC Commander, right, presents the TAC's award to Brig. Gen. Glynne M. Jones, Donaldson AFB Commander. The award was presented to Donaldson AFB for its outstanding showing in the TAC safety program "Operation Impact." 1918-1953
3:09:01-3:09:04: TAC Award (4x5 prints, includes negatives) 1918-1953
3:10:01-3:10:05: "Car used by Cannon when he was stationed in Germany. Sgt. Ulrich was his chauffer. Both taken in 1946." 1918-1953
3:11:01-3:11:03: Georgia Air Force Base, California 1918-1953
3:12:01-3:12:04: Buckley Air Field, Lowry Field. Denver, Colorado 1918-1953
3:13:01-3:13:04: Camp Drum, New York. Includes Lt. Gen. Willis Crittenberger 1918-1953
3:14:01-3:14:05: 516th Troop Carrier Wing, Municipal Airport, Memphis, Tennessee 1918-1953
3:15:01-3:15:06: Sewart Air Force Base, Smyrna, Tennessee 1918-1953
3:16:01-3:16:04: Bryan AFB, Gray AFB, Texas 1918-1953
3:16:05: "Gen. Cannon's and Kincaid's Visit to Randolph Field, Tex., 18 Mar. 47. L/R: Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, Maj. Gen. James P. Hodges, Brig. Gen. Byron E. Gates, Brig. Gen. K.C. Kincaid, and Col. Stanton T. Smith." 1918-1953
3:17:01-3:17:04: "Fourth Army. Dallas U.S. Army & Air Force Recruiting District, Dallas, Texas." 1918-1953
3:18:01-3:18:04: Larson AFB, Moss Lake, Washington 1918-1953
3:19:01-3:19:07: McChord AFB, Washington. Includes Maj. Gen. Homer L. Sanders 1918-1953
3:20:01-3:20:03: Includes visits to Florida, Alaska, Oregon 1918-1953
3:20:04: "Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC being greeted by Col. Louis M. Merrick, Commanding Officer, 433rd Troop Carrier Wing and Donaldson AFB Col. Harry W. Hopp, Deputy CO, 433rd T C Wing looks on. Taken on Gen. Cannon's recent visit to the Greenville, S.C. base." 1918-1953
3:20:05: "Capt. John C. Hawkins, Provost Marshal, 137th Fighter Bomber Wing and Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC. Alexandria Municipal Airport, LA 4 Feb 1952." 1918-1953
3:20:06-3:20:07: "L/R: Capt. John C. Hawkins, Provost Marshal, 137th Fighter Bomber Wing; Col. Joseph H. Moore, Wing Commander; Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC; S/Sgt Clarence Brown, 137th Food Service Squadron, member of the Guard of Honor. Alexandria Municipal Airport, LA. 4 Feb 1952." 1918-1953
3:21:01-3:21:03: Gen. Cannon arrival in snow. Includes Maj. Gen. Robert Douglass 1918-1953
3:22:01-3:22:06: Gen. Cannon with unidentified officer 1918-1953
3:23:01-3:23:11: Includes Secretary of the Air Force, Thomas K. Finletter 1918-1953
3:24:01-3:24:12: Gen. Cannon with unidentified Lt. General 1918-1953
3:25:01-3:25:04: Gen. Cannon with unidentified officer 1918-1953
3:26:01-3:26:04: Gen. Cannon with unidentified Lt. General 1918-1953
3:27:01-3:27:06: Gen. Cannon with unidentified officer 1918-1953
3:28:01-3:28:07: Gen. Cannon on boat? 1918-1953
3:29:01-3:29:06: Gen. Cannon with unidentified officer (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
3:30:01-3:30:05: Includes Yugoslavs? 1918-1953
3:31:01-3:31:09: Misc. Indoor 1918-1953
3:31:10: "Graduation Exercises of the 11th Class Armed Forces Staff College 2 Jul 1952. L/R: Commander F.F. Smart, Chaplain, Armed Forces Staff College; Rear Adm. E.R. McLean, Jr., Dep. Commandant, USN, AFSC; Maj. Gen. W.S. Lawton, Chief of Staff, Army Field Forces, Ft. Monroe, Va.; Lt. Gen. A.D. Bruce, Commandant, AFSC; Adm. L.D. McCormick, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, Commander-in-Chief Atlantic, and Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet; Gen. J.K. Cannon, CG, TAC, Langley AFB, Va.; the Honorable Bernard Baruch; Rear Adm. R.O. Davis, Commandant, 5th Naval District; Brig. Gen. R.C. Candee, Deputy Commandant, USAF, AFSC; Col. O.E. Trechter, Exec., AFSC; and Capt. W.A. Bowers, Commanding Officer Naval Administrative Command, AFSC." 1918-1953
3:31:11: "Hqs, TAC, June 27-Lt. Gen. John K. Cannon, CG, TAC, welcomes Maj. Gen. Emilo Diaz de Vivar, commander in chief of the Paraguayan Armed Forces, and his party to the Langley AFB, Va., headquarters of the TAC. L/R: Capt. Encido; Lt. Col. Davalos; Lt. Col Abdon Caballero Alberez, Commander, Paraguayan Air Force; Gen. Cannon; Gen. De Vivar; and Col. R.M. Batterson, USAF Escort Officer." 1918-1953
3:32:01-3:32:07: Misc. Air Force publicity photos including Cannon 1918-1953
3:33:01-3:33:08: Misc. Outdoor. Includes Gen. Mark Wayne Clark, Maj. Gen. Homer L. Sanders 1918-1953
3:34:01-3:34:04: Caricatures of Cannon, Siegfried defense line at Zweibrucken, 320th Bomb Group, signed photo of George S. Howard 1918-1953
3:35:01-3:35:18: Misc. Air Force publicity photos of Cannon (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
3:36:01-3:36:11: Misc. Air Force publicity photos of Cannon (4x5 prints) 1918-1953
3:37:01-3:37:03: Cannon next to a WWII bomber (negatives) 1918-1953
3:38:01-3:38:02: Cannon with boy, flag ceremony 1918-1953
3:39: Misc. Papers, newspaper clippings, etc 1918-1953

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Cannon, John Kenneth, 1892-1955--Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Air Force--Officers--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Air bases--Photographs.
    • Armed Forces--Officers--Photographs.
    • Award presentations-- Photographs.
    • Generals--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Langley Air Force Base (Va.)--Photographs.

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