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Inventory of the Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers
2006C56  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Related Materials
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers
    Date (inclusive): 1852-1988
    Collection Number: 2006C56
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 2 digital PDF files (9.1 linear feet, 0.005 GB)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, orders, reports, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia relating to American military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, military operations during the Korean War, American military assistance to Thailand, and American army aviation. Includes papers of Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook, army chaplain and father of E. F. Easterbrook. Transcribed copies of Earnest Fred Easterbrook's World War II diaries (10 March 1944 - 23 February 1945) are available at http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections  or at http://digitalcollections.hoover.org 
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Easterbrook, Ernest Fred, 1908-1989.
    Contributor: Easterbrook, Edmund Pepperell, 1864-1933.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2006.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Transcribed copies of Earnest Fred Easterbrook's World War II diaries (10 March 1944 - 23 February 1945) are available at http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections  or at http://digitalcollections.hoover.org 

    Related Materials

    Joseph Warren Stilwell papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1908 August 6 Born, Fort Worden, Washington, United States, to Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook and Fannie Luscombe
    1931 B.S., Military Academy; Commander, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    1938 September 9 Married Nancy Stilwell, daughter of General Joseph Warren Stilwell
    1943-1945 Stationed under General Joseph Warren Stilwell in China-Burma-India Theater
    1945 Awarded Combat Infantry's Badge
    1946 Awarded the Legion of Merit
    1946-1949 Member, staff and faculty, U.S. Infantry School
    1948 Awarded Bronze (First Oak-Leaf Cluster) Star Medal
    1949-1951 Member, staff and faculty, Canadian Army Staff College
    1953 Awarded the Silver Star
    1954 Awarded the Legion of Merit
    1954-1955 Member, staff and faculty, U.S. Command and General Staff College
    1955-1957 Assigned, G-3, Allied Land Forces, Central Europe, SHAPE, Combat Infantry Badge; Military Cross 1st class (Belgium)
    1957-1959 Director, army aviation, ODCSOPS, Department of Army
    1959 475th Infantry Regiment, China-Burma-India (CBI); advanced through grades to Major General, U.S. Army
    1959-1961 Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center
    1961-1963 Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division
    1963-1965 Chief, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group, Thailand
    1965 Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal
    1965-1967 Deputy Commanding General, Sixth U.S. Army
    1967 Awarded La Croix de Guerre 1940 avec Palme and The Royal Honorable Flying Badge
    1985 Author, The Soldier and the Cross
    1989 February 19 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of Ernest Fred Easterbrook document American military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, U.S. Army operations in the Korean War, American military assistance to Thailand, and army aviation. Correspondence, orders, photographs, reports, speeches, and writings relate to Major General Easterbrook's tenure as an infantry instructor of Chinese troops in World War II, commander of the 7th Infantry regiment in Korea, and deputy commanding general of the 6th Army, headquartered at the Presidio in San Francisco.
    In addition to documenting Easterbrook's career in the military, the collection includes the papers of his father, Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook (1864-1933), chief chaplain of the United States Army. Correspondence, reports, and photographs chronicle Edmund Easterbrook's career as a chaplain in Cuba during the Spanish-American war and Germany in World War I.
    The collection includes two published biographies and related materials: The Soldier and the Cross (1985), a biography of Edmund Easterbrook written by Ernest Easterbrook, and The Soldier with a Heart (2006), a biography of Ernest Easterbrook written by his son, John Easterbrook.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.
    Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946.
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    United States--Military relations--Thailand.
    Thailand--Military relations--United States.
    United States. Army--Aviation
    United States. Army--Officers.
    Chaplains, Military--United States