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Ayres, Henry Fairfax, Colonel, 1886-1979



  • Existence: 1886-04-23 - 1979-01-09


Colonel Ayres was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. He re-entered theservice as a Colonel in the Air Force following the ourbreak of World War II, overseeing the convoying of pilots and flight crews to the Pacific and European theaters of operation.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ben Byrnes collection of Henry F. Ayres WWI diary and documents, 1918-1979

Identifier: 2010-017
Scope and Contents

Diary of Henry Fairfax Ayers. Diary embossed on cover H.F. Ayres Lt. Col. V.C.A. U.S.A. Includes 3-ring binder of extensive research from Virginia Military Institute. There is a copy of a war time picture of Ayres in the binder, as well as a photo of the painting of Ayres done by Norman Rockwell. There is also a complete hard copy transcription of the diary.

Dates: 1918 - 1979