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Fisher, William Parker

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1911- July 24, 1991. Mentioned in the 1951-02-08-04 Minutes of the Pima County Medical Society, 1904-1954: “Correspondence, telephone and personal conversations concerning the establishment of units for medical care of dependents of Air Forces Personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Base Hospital, was reviewed for the members of the Board of Directors by the Secretary. Dr. Harry Thompson stated that he felt Colonel Kirk was only backing up and would not send the letters through Channels because he is afraid of repercussions; that he wants it sent direct to the Surgeon general so that he himself will not be in trouble. ... Dr. Manning said that he thought the Commanding Officer (Colonel Fisher) should be apprised of the feeling of the Board of Directors in this matter, as he will take the brunt of any criticism.”
Commanding Officer at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in 1951.

See "Major General William Parker Fisher." Excerpts: For approximately a year after his graduation in June 1948, Colonel Fisher was a member of the Air War College faculty. He departed Alabama for Texas in March 1949 to become commander of the 7th Bomb Wing and Carswell Air Force Base at Fort Worth. Reassigned in January 1950, he moved to Tucson, Ariz., to be commander of both the 43rd Bombardment Wing and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 7th and 43rd Wings were the first two wings of B-36s in the Air Force. When the 36th Air Division was activated there in September 1951, Colonel Fisher was appointed its commander and was promoted to brigadier general the following month. With all of his experience in bombers, General Fisher was an obvious choice in October 1952 to assume the leadership of Far East Air Forces Bomber Command and the three B-29 wings operating from bases in Japan and Okinawa against targets in North Korea during the last year of the Korean action. For his exceptionally meritorious service in that position he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. General Curtis LeMay called General Fisher in July 1953 to be the inspector general at Strategic Air Command headquarters. Two years later, in April 1955, General Fisher took command of the newly activated 1st Air Division, and then a year later, on Aug. 7, 1956, he became deputy commander, Eighth Air Force with headquarters at Westover Air Force Base, Mass. In that position, on Oct. 24, 1956, he gained the second star of a major general. For his work in the Eighth Air Force, General Fisher was awarded a second and third oak leaf cluster to the Legion of Merit. In Washington, D.C., General Fisher was successively appointed deputy director of legislative liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, April 25, 1958 and director June 28, 1958. On Sept. 14, 1959, General Fisher was chosen to command the Eastern Transport Air Force, Military Air Transport Service, with headquarters at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. This latest assignment charges him with responsibility for all MATS transport activities covering the entire eastern half of the globe. Source: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5421
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