Academic journal article Air Power History

Henry O. Malone, Jr. (1934-2008)

Academic journal article Air Power History

Henry O. Malone, Jr. (1934-2008)

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Henry O. Malone, Jr., former Historian of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and a former U. S. Air Force fighter pilot and civilian Air Force historian, died on 27 October 2008 in Hampton, Virginia. He was 74. He was reportedly in line for early voting when he collapsed.

Dr. Malone, known as "H.O.", was Historian of TRADOC at Ft. Monroe, Virginia, from 1981 to 1994. Enlisting in the Air Force as an Aviation Cadet in 1954, he received his wings and subsequently joined the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing at Hahn Air Base, Germany, in 1956. The wing soon moved to Toul-Rosieres Air Base, France. He flew the F-86 Sabrejet with the wing until 1958. He earned a B.A. from Baylor University in 1960 and an M.A. from the University of Texas in 1963, as well as a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Ruschlikon, Switzerland. He received the Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1980.

His doctoral dissertation on a figure in the German opposition to Hitler, Adam von Trott zu Solz, was translated and published in Germany in 1986.

Dr. Malone was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and grew up in Texas. He served as a staff officer in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas, in the 1960's and taught at Texas Christian University from 1965 to 1973. He became the Historian of Ninth Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, in 1973. …

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