MAURER MAURER received his B.S. from Miami University, Ohio, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Before joining the U.S. Air Force Historical Program in 1950, he taught in Ohio public schools and served as a musician in the U.S. Navy. While employed in the historical office of the Air Materiel Command from 1950 to 1955, he taught during his off-duty hours at Wittenberg College in Ohio. From 1955 until his retirement in 1983, Dr. Maurer worked in the United States Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. There he produced numerous monographs, special studies, and articles on military and aviation history. Among his books are the four-volume The US. Air Service in World War I; Air Force Combat Units of World War II; and Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Dr. Maurer's published works also include a number of papers on music in eighteenth-century Colonial America.
Source: Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939, published 1987, page iv.