Inventory of the James B. Mason papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff.
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Title: James B. Mason papers
Date (inclusive): 1942-1952
Collection Number: XX161
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 folder, 1 envelope (0.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Reports and photographs, relating to American military medical activities in the European Theater during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Mason, James B.


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James B. Mason papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives


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Biographical/Historical Note

Brigadier general, United States Army Medical Corps; liaison officer, Chief Surgeon's Office, European Theater of Operations, during World War II.

Scope and Content of Collection

Reports and photographs, relating to American military medical activities in the European Theater during World War II.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army Medical Service.
World War, 1939-1945--Medical care.

Folder 1

European Theater of Operation (ETO) Office of the Chief Surgeon documents, 1942-1944


Orientation report to the Army Surgeon General from Col. Mason of ETO


Whole Blood Service ETO Charts, drafts of letters, memoradums, personnel requirements (organization chart) and equipment list


Medical station list, 20 November 1943


Chart of Medical Troop Strength ETO, June-October 1942


Annual Report Chief Operations and Training Division to Chief Surgeon ETO, 15 January 1943 for period June-December 31, 1942


Memo to Chief Surgeon--Hospitalization/Evacuation estimates for "Operation Overlord"


Beach Medical Service in U.K. Draft, May 1943


Evacuation in cross channel operations


Working copy, inspection trip to Southampton, 31 March 1943


1 & 2 Chronological History, Operations Division Office Chief Surgeon ETO 25 May (working copy)


Projected bed requirements and forecast of beds available 30 September 1943-30 April 1944


Draft of Medical operational plan for "Round-Up", 28 May 1942


ETO Medical Troop Basis, December 1943 (2 parts)


Report to Professional Service Division, office Chief Surgeon ETO, 28 March 1944


Historical Notes 805th Hospital Center ETOUSA, 13 March 1952


Photo of Major General Hawley, Chief Surgeon ETO and citation for Gorges award 1947 (pamphlet), 6 photos with captions on reverse, ETO Medical activity


Memorandum of Guidance from General Omar N. Bradley to FIRST Army and to ADSEC, April 1944


Policy Statement on Command Channels ADSEC


Situation Report as of 6 April 1945 (ADSEC)


Copy Venereal Disease Control Survey of Armentiers, France, 20 September 1944

Envelope A


Scope and Content Note

34 prints depicting scenes of the activities of the Medical Service Advance Section Communication Zone of the European Theater of Operations, including air evacuations, hospitals , supply depots, and charts of general medical operations and needs. Belgium, France.

Aerial evacuation of ADSEC Units in Belgium (2 prints)


13 photos of hospitals in 818th Hospital, Center, Liege, Belgium


6 photos of Supply Depot Operations in Liege, Belgium


3 copies of prints of Medical Depot of German Army Group B at Reims, France


6 copies of Briefing Charts ADSEC: Preventative Medicine, Operations, Operations distribution of whole blood June 1944-May 1945, Evacuation June 1944-May 1945, Evacuation log by modality 6 June 1944-10 June 1945, Supply showing locations of depots


4 maps of hopital centers under ADSEC: 808 in Aachen (Col. T.J. Hartford), 819 in Bar le Duc/Verdun (Col. S.F. Seeley), 818 in Liege (Col. R.B. Hill), 820 in Nancy (Col. Paul Crawford)