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
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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

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USAF bio Billy Mitchell vs Mason Patrick:
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United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America between 1926 and 1941. The statutory administrative forerunner of the United States Air Force, it was renamed from the earlier United States Army Air Service on 2 July 1926 and part of the larger United States Army. The Air Corps was the immediate predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), established on 20 June 1941. Although discontinued as an administrative echelon during World War II, the Air Corps (AC) remained as one of the combat arms of the Army until 1947, when it was legally abolished by legislation establishing the Department of the Air Force. The Air Corps was renamed by the United States Congress largely as a compromise between the advocates of a separate air arm and those of the traditionalist Army high command who viewed the aviation arm as an auxiliary branch to support the ground forces. Although its members worked to promote the concept of air power and an autonomous air force between the years between the world wars, its primary purpose by Army policy remained support of ground forces rather than independent operations. On 1 March 1935, still struggling with the issue of a separate air arm, the Army activated the General Headquarters Air Force for centralized control of aviation combat units within the continental United States, separate from but coordinate with the Air Corps. The separation of the Air Corps from control of its combat units caused problems of unity of command that became more acute as the Air Corps enlarged in preparation for World War II. This was resolved by the creation of the Army Air Forces (AAF), making both organizations subordinate to the new higher echelon. The Air Corps ceased to have an administrative structure after 9 March 1942, but as "the permanent statutory organization of the air arm, and the principal component of the Army Air Forces," the overwhelming majority of personnel assigned to the AAF were members of the Air Corps.
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Smith, Joseph, Lt Gen, (1923-1958) Brigadier General
Hale, Willis Henry, Maj Gen, (1917-1952) Colonel
Hensley, William Nicholas, Col, (1901-1929) Colonel
MacDill, Leslie, Col, (1912-1938) A33 AAF MOS 770 Colonel
McChord, William Caldwell, Col, (1907-1937) Colonel
Hickam, Horace Meek, Lt Col, (1904-1934) A02 AAF MOS 2120 Lieutenant Colonel
Perrin, Elmer Daniel, Lt Col, (1917-1941) A33 AAF MOS 770 Lieutenant Colonel
Ramey, Howard Knox, Brig Gen, (1917-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Col, (1917-1956) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Anderson, Orvil Arson, Maj Gen, (1917-1951) Major
Emmons, Delos Carleton, Lt Gen, (1909-1948) Major
Ladd, Arthur K., Maj, (1917-1935) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
McClellan, Hezekiah, Maj, (1917-1936) Major
Waller, Alfred Evans, Maj A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Brookley, Wendell Holsworth, Capt, (1917-1934) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Howard, Charles Harold, Capt, (1918-1936) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Eareckson, William Olmstead, Col, (1918-1954) First Lieutenant
Minter, Hugh Cromer, 1st Lt, (1918-1932) First Lieutenant
Tyndall, Frank Benjamin, 1st Lt, (1916-1930) First Lieutenant
Williams, Charles Linton, 1st Lt, (1918-1927) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Irvine, Clarence S., Lt Gen, (1921-1955) Second Lieutenant
Weyland, Otto Paul, Gen, (1923-1959) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
McKee, Herschel Jessup, Lt Col, (1917-1958) Sergeant
General Headquarters Air Force

McNarney, Joseph Taggart, Gen, (1915-1952) A11 AAF MOS 9301 Major

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