Banfill, Charles Yawkey, Brig Gen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 636-Intelligence Observer
Last AFSC Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 20th Air Force
Service Years
1916 - 1953
Officer Collar Insignia
Brigadier General

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Contact Info
Home Town
Bonifay, FL
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Mar 14, 1966
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 34, Plot 160-A3

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff US European Command Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters Air Force

Air Force Retired Headquarters Command, USAF

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Appointed a second lieutenant in the Signal Reserve in March 1918, General Banfill was assigned as an instructor at Camp Dick, Texas, going to Gorstner Field, La., a month later. From September 1918 to July 1919 he served as an instructor at Carlstrom Field, Fla., and then joined the Fourth Aero Squadron at Mitchel Field, N.Y. Going to Hawaii in January 1920 he served with the Fourth Observation Squadron at Luke Field, joining the 21st Balloon Company at Fort Kamehameha that October, and becoming assistant to the Hawaiian Department officer in June 1922.

Entering the Air Corps Technical School at Chanute Field, Ill., in March 1923, General Banfill graduated that November and joined the 24th Photo Section at Brooks Field, Texas, later becoming a flying instructor there. From July 1927 to May 1928 he was at Duncan Field, Texas in charge of filming the motion picture "Flying Cadet", and then returned to Brooks Field. Two months later he went to Logan Field, Md., as an instructor of air units for the 29th Division of the Maryland National Guard.

Entering the Air Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Ala., in August 1934, General Banfill graduated the following June, and a year later he graduated from the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was then ordered to Washington, D.C., for duty with the Operations Section, Office of the Chief of Air Corps, on Air Corps photo-mapping. In August 1938 he took part in the Army flight to Colombia, South America. Entering the Army War College in September 1939, he graduated the following June and was assigned for duty in the Office of the Chief of Air Corps. 

Assigned as Air Corps representative with the Engineer Board at Fort Belvoir, Va., in July 1940, during that October and November General Banfill attended a special course in assault operation technique at the Engineer School there. In January 1941 he became chief of the Geographic Section, Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff, and in June 1942 he was appointed commandant of the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Richie, Md. 

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army National Guard (ARNG)29th Air DivisionMaryland Air National GuardUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)8th Air ForceFar East Air Forces
20th Air Force
  1916-1917, 99000, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1928-1934, 7511, 29th Air Division
  1928-1934, 7511, Maryland Air National Guard
  1939-1940, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1940-1947, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1945-1945, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1945-1947, 8th Air Force
  1950-1953, Far East Air Forces
  1950-1953, 20th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Texas at ArlingtonCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War CollegeArmed Forces Staff College
  1917-1918, University of Texas at Arlington
  1934-1935, Command and General Staff College
  1939-1940, Army War College
  1947-1950, Armed Forces Staff College
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