Ladd, Arthur K., Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1935-1935, AAF MOS 4416, General Headquarters Air Force
Service Years
1917 - 1935
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Ladd, Arthur K., Maj.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Sherman, Texas
Last Address
Langley Field/Hampton, Virginia

Date of Passing
Dec 13, 1935
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: 6, Site: 9245

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
In the Line of Duty
  2015, In the Line of Duty

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He had left Langley Field, VA on Dec 12 to fly to Miami, FL. He had spent the night at Fort Bragg, NC and was flying south when he was killed when his P-12 crashed into a swamp near Dale, SC.
The former Fairbanks Air Base was renamed Ladd Army Airfield in his honor on Dec 1, 1939. It was Ladd AFB from 1947 to early 1961. Ladd Elementary School in Fairbanks and Ladd Street, Lackland AFB, TX (now Joint Base San Antonio) are also named for him.
Some sources say he was born in 1888. It is possible he lied about his age when he first joined up and then it was later corrected.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Reserve (USAR)United States Army Air Service17th Pursuit Squadron, InterceptorUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
General Headquarters Air Force
  1917-1920, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1920-1926, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Service
  1921-1921, AAF MOS 1065, 17th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1926-1935, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1935-1935, AAF MOS 4416, General Headquarters Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military InstituteCommand and General Staff College
  1907-1911, Virginia Military Institute
  1929-1930, Air Corps Tactical School
  1930-1931, Command and General Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Boeing P-12  
  1935-1935, Boeing P-12
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