Hale, Willis Henry, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 2, VII Bomber Command
Service Years
1917 - 1952
Officer Collar Insignia
Major General

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1893
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Pittsburg, Kansas
Last Address
Sonoma, California

Date of Passing
Mar 24, 1961
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The location of his remains is unknown.

His Navy Cross citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Major General Willis H. Hale (ASN: 19A), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism and courageous devotion to duty as Commanding General of the SEVENTH Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces, while leading a heavy Bombardment Squadron during attacks against strongly held enemy bases on Nauru Island and the Tarawa Island during the period 20 to 23 April 1943. Participating in a daring flight over enemy-controlled territory, Major General Hale led his squadron in a brilliantly executed bombing attack upon securely fortified enemy positions and succeeded in inflicting severe damage upon Japanese personnel and material. His forceful and inspiring leadership throughout a vital and hazardous mission, and his superior airmanship combined with the gallant fighting spirit of his command, reflect great credit upon the United States Armed Service.

Action Date: April 20 - 23, 1943

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 7th Air Force

   
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Sources:
USAF bio
http://www.dmairfield.org/20091022_HaleBiog_Nelson.pdf
http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/H/a/Hale_WH.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52530529
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=20482 
   
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