Gilbert Xavier Cheves Collection
General Cheves served as chief of the logistics service in the China-India-Burma Theatre during World War II and was instrumental in establishing the Burma Road. Cheves served as a United States liason to the Nationalist Chinese government in Kunming, Kweiyang, and Tengchung. The collection contains photographs of General Cheves’ service in China and War Department communiqués from 1941-1942. Also included are personal materials of Cheves’ son, Clarence M. Oakey, who served during World War II and fought at Normandy and in the Ardennes.