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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Milton Edward Miles papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1958
    Collection number: 68028
    Creator: Miles, Milton E., 1900-1961
    Collection Size: 9 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes (4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, memoranda, notes, orders, and photographs, relating to the Sino-Japanese Conflict, U.S.- Chinese relations during World War II, postwar military defense in Latin America, Canadian-U.S. joint defense policies, and the Indochina and Korean Wars.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection 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], Milton Edward Miles papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Inter-American Defense Board.
    Permanent Joint Board on Defense (Canada-United States)
    Sino-American Cooperative Organization.
    United States. Navy--Officers.
    Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    Canada--Military relations--United States.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    Latin America.
    Latin America--Military relations--United States.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Foreign relations--China.
    United States--Military relations--Canada.
    United States--Military relations--Latin America.

    Biographical Note

    1900 April 6 Born, Jerome, Arizona, son of Lewis E. Robbins and Mae Belle Cook, stepson of George A. Miles
    1917 Apprentice seaman, U.S. Navy
    1918-1922 Midshipman, U.S. Naval Academy
    1922-1927 Commissioned as Ensign and promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U.S. Asiatic Fleets
    1927-1929 Post Graduate School, U.S. Naval Academy
    1928 Promoted to Lieutenant
    1929 M.S., Columbia University
    1929-1932 Electrical officer, U.S.S. Saratoga
    1932-1934 Member, Bureau of Engineering, Navy Department
    1934-1939 Destroyer duty, U.S. Pacific and Asiatic Fleets
    1937 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
    1939-1942 Member, Interior Control Board, Navy Department
    1942 Promoted to Commander and Captain
    1942-1943 U.S. Naval Observer, Chung King, China and Chief of OSS (Office of Strategic Services) for the Far East
    1943-1945 Deputy Director, Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO)
    1944-1945 Commander, U.S. Naval Group, China
    1945 Appointed Rear Admiral, for temporary service
    1946 Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Columbus
    1947 Planning Officer, Staff of Commander Service Force, Atlantic Fleet
    1948 Promoted to Rear Admiral
    1948 Commander, Cruiser Division One
    1949 Commander, Cruiser Division Six
    1949 Commander, Cruiser Division Four
    1950-1954 Director, Pan American Affairs and U.S. Naval Missions in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Senior Naval Delegate to Inter-American Defense Board
    1954 Commandant, Fifteenth Naval District, Panama Canal Zone
    1955 On-site Commander, Operation Friendship, flood relief program, Tampico, Mexico
    1956 Commandant, Third Naval District, New York, and Commander, U.S. Naval Base, New York
    1958 Promoted and retired as Vice Admiral
    1961 March 25 Died
    1967 Author (posthumously) A Different Kind of War: the Little-Known Story of the Combined Guerilla Forces Created in China by the U.S. Navy and the Chinese during World War II.