The
following are FBI files on famous, and well known, military men and women.


Declassified Military Personnel FBI Files
















williamblanchard Blanchard,
Col. William H.
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Pages, 1MB] – RECORDS
DESTROYED
– General William Hugh Blanchard (February 6,
1916 – May 31, 1966) was a United States Air Force officer who attained the
rank of four-star general and served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United
States Air Force from 1965 to 1966.  On July 8, 1947, Colonel Blanchard
issued an official Army Air Force press release stating that the base
intelligence office had recovered a so-called “flying disc” or “flying
saucer” from a nearby ranch, it had been found “sometime last week,” and they
were flying it to “higher headquarters”. The press release and the media feeding
frenzy that followed it triggered the so-called Roswell UFO Incident.

lloyd bucher Bucher,
Lloyd M.
 – [66
Pages, 27.8MB] – Lloyd Mark “Pete” Bucher (1 September 1927 – 28 January
2004) was an officer in the United States Navy, who is best remembered as the
captain of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2), which was captured on January 23, 1968 by
North Korea. While monitoring North Korea, the Pueblo came under attack
by North Korean naval forces, primarily motor torpedo boats, even though U.S.
Naval officials and the crew have claimed the ship was in international
waters at the time. North Koreans boarded the ship and took her to the port
at Wonsan. For the next 11 months, Bucher and his crew were held as POWs by
the North Koreans. Initially, they were treated relatively well, with good
food and living accommodations.

Smedley Butler Butler,
Smedley Darlington
 
– [42 Pages, 2.78 MB] – Smedley
Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a United States Marine
Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the
time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his
34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the
Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana
Wars, and France in World War I. Butler is well known for having later become
an outspoken critic of U.S. wars and their consequences, as well as exposing
the Business Plot, a purported plan to overthrow the U.S. government.

William J. DonovanDonovan, William J.
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] – Background investigation of Major General William J. “Wild Bill”
Donovan, Medal of Honor recipient and former Director of the Office of
Strategic Services during World War II, forerunner of the Central
Intelligence Agency.

Adm Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter Hillenkoetter,
Adm Roscoe Henry
 
– [32 Pages, 20.70MB]
– Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter (May 8, 1897 – June 18, 1982) was the third
director of the post-World War II United States Central Intelligence Group
(CIG), the third Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and the first
director of the Central Intelligence Agency created by the National Security
Act of 1947. He served as DCI and director of the CIG and the CIA from May 1,
1947 to October 7, 1950 and after his retirement from the United States Navy
was a member of the board of governors of National Investigations Committee
On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) from 1957 to 1962.

 General Curtis LeMayLeMay,
General Curtis
 
– [42 Pages, 2.56 MB] – Curtis Emerson
LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was a general in the United
States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American
Independent Party presidential candidate George Wallace in 1968. He is credited
with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial,
systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II.
During the war, he was known for planning and executing a massive bombing
campaign against cities in Japan and a crippling minelaying campaign in
Japan’s internal waterways. After the war, he unintentionally initiated the
Berlin airlift, then reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an
effective instrument of nuclear war. He served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air
Force from 1961 until his retirement in 1965.

douglasmacarthurMacArthur,
Douglas
 

[42 Pages, 2.56 MB] – Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5
April 1964) was an American five-star general and field marshal of the
Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the
1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.
He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign,
which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son
to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank
of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only man ever to become a
field marshal in the Philippine Army.

georgepattonPatton,
General George S.
 

[149 Pages, 12.2MB] – George Smith Patton, Jr., (1885-1945) was a
senior U.S. Army leader, serving in the military from 1909 to 1945. This
release (previously made, but now posted to the FBI Vault) consists of 11
pages of references to Patton found in FBI files. The document dates range
from 1945 to 1946.

david petraeusPetraeus,
David
 – [284 Pages, 10.1MB] – David Howell
Petraeus is a retired American military officer and public official. He
served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011,
until his resignation on November 9, 2012.  Prior to his assuming the directorship
of the CIA, Petraeus was a highly decorated four-star general, serving over
37 years in the United States Army. His last assignments in the Army were as
commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and
Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from July 4, 2010, to July 18,
2011. His other four-star assignments include serving as the 10th Commander,
U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) from October 13, 2008, to June 30, 2010, and
as Commanding General, Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I) from February 10,
2007, to September 16, 2008. As commander of MNF-I, Petraeus oversaw all
coalition forces in Iraq.  In January 2015, officials reported the FBI
and Justice Department prosecutors had recommended bringing felony charges against
Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his biographer,
Paula Broadwell (with whom he was having an affair), while serving as the
director of the CIA.  Eventually, Petraeus pleaded guilty to one
misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information.

This
release concerns an investigation into the compromise of classified material.
The dates in the release range from 2012-2013.

Sidney Souers Souers,
Sidney Adm.
 – [691 Pages, 47.53MB] – Sidney
William Souers (March 30, 1892 – January 14, 1973) was an American admiral
and intelligence expert. ear Admiral Souers was appointed as the first
Director of Central Intelligence on January 23, 1946 by President Harry S.
Truman. Prior to this, as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, Souers had
been one of the architects of the system that came into being with the
President’s directive. He had written the intelligence chapter of the
Eberstadt Report, which advocated a unified intelligence system. Toward the
end of 1945, when the competing plans for a national intelligence system were
deadlocked, Souers’ views had come to the attention of the President, and he
seems to have played a role in breaking the impasse.

 Arthur Trudeau Trudeau, General Arthur – [ File
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] – [ 360 Pages Total ] – Arthur Gilbert Trudeau (July 5, 1902 in
Middlebury, Vermont – June 5, 1991, Chevy Chase, Maryland) was a Lieutenant
General in the United States Army best known for his command of the 7th
Infantry Division during the battle of Battle of Pork Chop Hill during the
Korean War. (Source:
Ernie Lazar)

General Nathan Twining Twining,
General Nathan
 – [23 Pages, 15.43MB] – Nathan
Farragut Twining, (October 11, 1897 – March 29, 1982) was a United States Air
Force General, born in Monroe, Wisconsin. He was Chief of Staff of the United
States Air Force from 1953 until 1957. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff from 1957 to 1960 he was the first member of the Air Force to serve in
that role.

Hoyt Vandenberg Vandenberg,
Hoyt
 – [98 Pages, 6.12MB] – Hoyt
Sanford Vandenberg (January 24, 1899 – April 2, 1954) was a U.S. Air Force
general, its second Chief of Staff, and second Director of Central
Intelligence. During World War II, Vandenberg was the commanding general of
the Ninth Air Force, a tactical air force in England and in France,
supporting the Army, from August 1944 until V-E Day. Vandenberg Air Force
Base on the central coast of California is named for General Vandenberg. In
1946, he was briefly the U.S. Chief of Military Intelligence. He was the
nephew of Arthur H. Vandenberg, a former U.S. Senator from Michigan.