AB, University of California, 1918 (1922); Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1924; Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1925.
Aviator, United States Army, 1917-1930;
resigned, United States Army, 1930;
major, Reserve Corps
teaching fellow aero engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1925;
manager aviation department, Shell Petroleum Corporation, 1930-1940;
appointed member, Army Air Corps Investigating Committee (Baker Board), 1934;
appointed major, United States Army Air Force, 1940;
advanced through grades lieutenant colonel to major general, United States Army Air Force, 1942;
Lieutenant general, United States Army Air Force, 1944;
commander 12th Air Force, United States Army Air Force, North Africa
commander Strategic Air Force, 15th and 8th Air Forces
commander 8th Air Force, Okinawa, 1945;
inactive duty, 1946-1958;
general Reserve, 1985;
vice president, Shell Oil Corporation, 1946-1958;
director, Shell Oil Corporation, 1946-1967;
Chairman of the Board, Space Technology laboratories, 1959-1962;
consultant, TRW Systems, 1961-1966;
director parent company, TRW Systems, 1961-1969;
director, Mutual of Omaho Insurance Company (and affiliates). Trustee Aerospace Corporation, 1963-1969, vice chairman of the board of trustees, chairman of the executive committee, 1965-1969. President Air Force Association, 1946-1947, chairman, 1948-1949.
Appointed chairman Secretary War's Board on Enlisted Men-Officer Relationships. Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1948-1956, chairman, 1956-1958. Adviser to Committee on National Security Organisation and Joint Congressional Aviation Policy Board.
Member of advisory board National Air Museum, Smithsonian Institute, 1956-1965. Chairman President's Airport Commission, 1952, President'sTask Group on Air Inspection, Stassen Disarmament Committee, 1955, President's Board on Foreign Intelligence, 1955-1965, Air Force Science Advisory Board, 1955-1958. Member Defense Science Board, 1957-1958, President's Science Advisory Committee, 1957-1958, National Aeronautics an Space Council, 1958.
Honorary fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (president 1940, honorary), Royal Aeronautical Society. Member National Aeronautical Association Clubs: Explorers, Boone and Crockett, Bohemian, Wings, Lotos.
Son of Frank H. and Rosa C. (Shephard) D. M. Josephine E. Daniels, December 24, 1917. Children: James H., John P.