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  • Title: Howard V. Canan Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1955
    Collection number: 74032
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize box, 3 envelopes (1.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, orders, reports, speeches, certificates, and photographs, relating to military engineering in the U.S. and in the European Theater during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Canan, Howard Voorheis, 1894-


    Collection open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Howard V. Canan Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1894 August 6 Born, Omaha, Nebraska
    1918 B.S., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
    1919 A.E.F., France and Germany
    1925-1928 11th Engineers, Panama Canal Zone
    1932-1936 District Engineer, U.S. Lake Survey
    1938-1941 War Department General Staff (G-2 Div.)
    1943-1946 Office of the Chief Engineer, European Theater of Operations
    1946-1949 District Engineer, Nashville, Tennessee
    1952-1953 Engineer Inspector General
    1953-1954 Assistant Chief of Engineers for Real Estate for Army, Air Force, and Atomic Energy Commission

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    Military engineering.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    World War, 1939-1945--Engineering and construction.
    World War, 1939-1945.