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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ivan D. Yeaton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1979
    Creator: Yeaton, Ivan D.
    Extent: 7 ms. boxes, 1 oversize box, 7 envelopes
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs, reports, memoranda, correspondence, orders and citations, charts, and photographs, relating to his military career; Soviet military strength in 1941; Soviet-American relations, 1941-1949; organization of American military intelligence during World War II; lend-lease operations;American relations with the Chinese communists, 1944-1946; and theinspection of United States Army procurement contracts, 1952-1953
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Memoirs may not be quoted without the written permission of I. D. Yeaton

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ivan D. Yeaton Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army--Procurement.
    United States. Observer Mission to Yenan, 1944-1945.
    Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Armed Forces.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    Military attaches.

    Biographical Note

    1919-1920 Lieutenant, American Expeditionary Force Siberia
    1939-1941 Military Attaché, Moscow
    1942 Promoted to Colonel, U.S. Army
    1942-1945 Specialist, Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff
    1945 Chief of Intelligence, Headquarters, China Theater
    1945-1946 Commanding Officer, Yenan Observer Group, Shensi Province
    1946 Assistant Military Attaché, Shanghai
    1947 Assistant Director of Counter Intelligence, General Headquarters, Far East Command, Tokyo
    1948-1949 Chief, Psychological Warfare Section, Plans and Operations Division, General Staff
    1949-1950 Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Intelligence, Sixth Army, Headquarters, Presidio of San Francisco
    1952-1953 Chief, Detroit Field Office, Army Inspector General