Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Sr., Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Primary Unit
1946-1956, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1917 - 1956
Colonel

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1896
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Worcester, Massachusetts
Last Address
San Francisco, California


Date of Passing
Dec 28, 1974
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Grave E-156

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Air Force Memorial (AFM)
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Last Known Activity
He had a very long career serving in the USAAS, USAAC, USAAF, and USAFR during WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. He was the father of astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
   
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  1926-1929, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)

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From Month/Year
July / 1926
To Month/Year
February / 1929
Unit
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) Unit Page
Rank
Major
MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
United States
   
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 United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) Details

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.
Type
HQ/ Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
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Major Commands
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Command
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United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)

Craw, Demas Thurlow, Col, (1918-1942) M77 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
MacDill, Leslie, Col, (1912-1938) M77 AAF MOS 770 Colonel
Perrin, Elmer Daniel, Lt Col, (1917-1941) M77 AAF MOS 770 Lieutenant Colonel
Ladd, Arthur K., Maj, (1917-1935) M77 AAF MOS 770 Major
Waller, Alfred Evans, Maj M77 AAF MOS 770 Major
Brookley, Wendell Holsworth, Capt, (1917-1934) M77 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Howard, Charles Harold, Capt, (1918-1936) M77 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Williams, Charles Linton, 1st Lt, (1918-1927) M77 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Weyland, Otto Paul, Gen, (1923-1959) M77 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) 200 2 Major General
Hickam, Horace Meek, Lt Col, (1904-1934) M21 M 2120 Lieutenant Colonel
Bertrandias, Victor Emile, Maj Gen, (1917-1955) [Other Service Rank]
Brown, Leroy F., MSgt, (1929-1958) [Other Service Rank]
Chapman, Leonard John, MSgt, (1928-1959) 00 [Other Service Rank]
Hill, Ployer Peter, Maj, (1918-1935) [Other Service Rank]
Hooe, Roy W., MSgt, (1920-1950) [Other Service Rank]
Kelly, Oakley George, Col, (1917-1948) [Other Service Rank]
Patrick, Mason Mathews, Maj Gen, (1882-1927) Major General
Westover, Oscar M., Maj Gen, (1901-1938) Major General
Robins, Augustine Warner, Brig Gen, (1904-1940) Brigadier General
Smith, Joseph, Lt Gen, (1923-1958) Brigadier General
Hale, Willis Henry, Maj Gen, (1917-1952) Colonel
Hensley, William Nicholas, Col, (1901-1929) Colonel
McChord, William Caldwell, Col, (1907-1937) Colonel
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Anderson, Orvil Arson, Maj Gen, (1917-1951) Major
Emmons, Delos Carleton, Lt Gen, (1909-1948) Major
McClellan, Hezekiah, Maj, (1917-1936) Major
Cannon, John Kenneth, Gen, (1917-1954) 11 Captain
Bostrom, Frank Peter, Col, (1929-1960) First Lieutenant
Eareckson, William Olmstead, Col, (1918-1954) First Lieutenant
Tyndall, Frank Benjamin, 1st Lt, (1916-1930) First Lieutenant
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, Brig Gen, (1928-1943) 11 Second Lieutenant
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, Brig Gen, (1928-1943) Second Lieutenant
Irvine, Clarence S., Lt Gen, (1921-1955) Second Lieutenant
Persons, John Williams, Maj Gen, (1917-1960) Second Lieutenant
Neal, Haskell E., Brig Gen, (1928-1964) Master Sergeant
McKee, Herschel Jessup, Lt Col, (1917-1958) Sergeant
Ramey, Howard Knox, Brig Gen, (1917-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
McKee, William Fulton, Gen, (1929-1964) Major
Minter, Hugh Cromer, 1st Lt, (1918-1932) First Lieutenant
General Headquarters Air Force

McNarney, Joseph Taggart, Gen, (1915-1952) M93 M 9301 Major

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