Cannon, John Kenneth, Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1063-Fighter-Bomber Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1951-1954, 2, Tactical Air Command (TAC)/HQ Tactical Air Command
Service Years
1917 - 1954
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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1892
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Cannon, John Kenneth ("Jack"), Gen USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Salt Lake City, Utah
Last Address
Arcadia, California

Date of Passing
Jan 12, 1955
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 34 SITE 725

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Commander Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He served in uniform from 1917 to 1954.  He was one of the great air leaders of WWII.
When he retired, he was senior air officer in point-of-service, holding serial number 3A.
He died of a heart attack in 1955.  Cannon AFB, NM is named for him.

Synopsis of his ADSM (1st of 4):
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General John Kenneth Cannon (ASN: 0-10212/3A), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War II.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1944)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major General
He was also awarded decorations by Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Morocco, Poland, Thailand, and Yugoslavia that are not shown in his ribbon display.

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/107492/general-john-kenneth-cannon.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_K._Cannon
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_cannon_jk.html
http://signaturesofwar.com/id26.html
http://www.generals.dk/general/Cannon/John_Kenneth/USA.html
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jkcannon.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6603071
http://www.hill.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=5806
http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=45116
 
   
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 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Service6th Pursuit Squadron
5th Bombardment Group, Heavy94th Pursuit SquadronUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)19th Bombardment Group
US Embassy1st Air ForceI Fighter CommandXII Tactical Air Command
XII Air Support CommandUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)US Air Force12th Air Force
Mediterranean Allied Air ForcesUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Air Training CommandTactical Air Command (TAC)
  1917-1921, US Army (USA)
  1921-1922, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1922-1925, M 0273, United States Army Air Service
  1925-1926, M 0770, 6th Pursuit Squadron
  1926-1928, M 0791, 5th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1928-1929, M 1065, 94th Pursuit Squadron
  1929-1935, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1937-1938, 19th Bombardment Group
  1938-1941, US Embassy
  1941-1942, 2, 1st Air Force
  1942-1942, M 1065, I Fighter Command
  1942-1942, M 1063, XII Tactical Air Command
  1942-1942, M 1063, XII Air Support Command
  1942-1943, M 1060, XII Bomber Command
  1943-1943, Northwest African Training Command
  1943-1945, 12th Air Force
  1945-1945, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
  1945-1946, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1946-1948, Air Training Command
  1948-1951, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1951-1954, 2, Tactical Air Command (TAC)/HQ Tactical Air Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
 Colleges Attended 
Utah State UniversityCommand and General Staff College
  1910-1914, Utah State University
  1935-1936, Air Corps Tactical School
  1936-1937, Command and General Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
S.E.5a British Fighter  DH-4 Bomber  PW-9  P-39 Airacobra  
A-36 Apache  B-25 Mitchell  B-26 Marauder  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  A-20 Havoc  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  B-17 Flying Fortress  
B-24 Liberator  
  1925-1926, S.E.5a British Fighter
  1925-1926, DH-4 Bomber
  1927-1927, PW-9
  1942-1942, P-39 Airacobra
  1942-1943, A-36 Apache
  1942-1943, B-25 Mitchell
  1942-1943, B-26 Marauder
  1942-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1942-1943, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1942-1943, A-20 Havoc
  1942-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1942-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1943-1945, B-24 Liberator
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