Patrick, Mason Mathews, Maj Gen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1926-1927, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Service Years
1882 - 1927
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Major General

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1863
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Last Address
Chevy Chase, Maryland;
Washington, District of Columbia

Date of Passing
Jan 29, 1942
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6 Grave 5692

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Last Known Activity
He commanded the US Army Air Service during and after WWI then helped to create the US Army Air Corps and became its first chief.
Patrick AFB, FL is named for him.

His ADSM citation:
Awarded for actions during World War I
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Mason Mathews Patrick, United States Army Air Service, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Patrick displayed much ability and devotion to duty as Director of Construction and Forestry, and later as Chief of the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Forces, he perfected and ably administered the organization of this important Department.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army Air Service

Rank: Major General

Company: Chief of Air Service

Division: American Expeditionary Forces

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
USAF bio
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Patrick
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=813
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Air_Power/Patrick/AP15.htm
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mpatrick.htm
http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/patrick.html
http://www.hill.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=5933
http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/white1.html Billy Mitchell vs Mason Patrick:
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj06/win06/ott.html
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)United States Army Air ServiceUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1886-1918, US Army (USA)
  1886-1918, Army Corps of Engineers, US Army (USA)
  1918-1919, United States Army Air Service
  1919-1921, Army Corps of Engineers, US Army (USA)
  1921-1926, United States Army Air Service
  1926-1927, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1882-1886, United States Military Academy
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