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Enlisting early in 1918 as a cadet in the Army Air Force, he trained at the graduate pursuit school at Gerstner Field, La., and then at Issoudun, France. From there, he went into service in the 141st Pursuit Squadron at Toul, France for the duration of World War I and then was with the Army of Occupation with base at Coblenz, Germany. Subsequently, he became commanding officer of the 147th, the 94th and the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, serving in that capacity until 1932, with time out as commanding officer for cadets from 1925-30.
In 1933 he was selected by the army to attend Command and Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and his superiors kept him on there as an instructor until 1935 when Col Ellis, and he was ordered to the Philippines to take charge of airfield construction. Ordered back to the states to army chief of aviation for the Third Army in 1940.
In 1941 he was ordered to Big Springs TX. as project officer for school construction. In 1942 he was assigned as project officer and commanding officer Big Spring Bombardier school. He died of a heart attack while serving at Big Spring.
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