Thomas T. Handy Papers
Thomas Troy Handy (1892-1982) served in the Army during both world wars, achieving the rank of General in 1945. During World War II, Handy served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Deputy Chief of Staff under GCM. From 1949-1954, Handy was stationed in Germany, serving as Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. troops in Europe in the NATO command and as the deputy Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. European command. The collection documents cover these three phases of Handy’s career and consists mainly of correspondence. A small section is devoted to material between Handy and general officers including Truscott, Ridgway, and Patton concerning the waging of battles during World War II. Material from the 1949-1954 period consists mainly of routine office and social correspondence.