McChord, William Caldwell, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1063-Fighter-Bomber Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1926-1937, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Service Years
1907 - 1937
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1881
 
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Home Town
Lebanon, Kentucky
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 18, 1937
 
Location of Interment
Ryder Cemetery - Lebanon, Kentucky
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Last Known Activity
He was killed in a crash near Maldens, VA during a flight from Bolling Field, DC to Randolph Field, TX, apparently while searching for a spot to land his malfunctioning aircraft.
McChord AFB, WA, now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was named for him.
   
   
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  1926-1937, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)

Colonel
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July / 1926
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August / 1937
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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.
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HQ/ Command Element
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Redesignated
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Command
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Hooe, Roy W., MSgt, (1920-1950) [Other Service Rank]
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Kegelman, Charles Clark, Col, (1936-1945) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Kelly, Oakley George, Col, (1917-1948) [Other Service Rank]
Ledbetter, Warren G., CWO4, (1936-1962) [Other Service Rank]
Mrizek, Emil August, Lt Col, (1935-1955) [Other Service Rank]
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Wade, David, Lt Gen, (1935-1967) AFA Cadet 4th Class
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Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Major General
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
Carmichael, Richard Henry, Maj Gen, (1928-1961) Colonel
Davidson, Howard Calhoun, Maj Gen, (1913-1946) Colonel
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
Monteith, Dwight Oliver, Maj Gen, (1936-1971) A33 AAF MOS 770 Colonel
Reeves, Raymond Judson, Gen, (1934-1969) Colonel
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Hickam, Horace Meek, Lt Col, (1904-1934) A02 AAF MOS 2120 Lieutenant Colonel
Kirtland, Roy Carrington, Col, (1898-1941) Lieutenant Colonel
Perrin, Elmer Daniel, Lt Col, (1917-1941) A33 AAF MOS 770 Lieutenant Colonel
Ramey, Howard Knox, Brig Gen, (1917-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Smith, Frederic Harrison, Gen, (1929-1962) A23 AAF MOS 1065 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
Holloman, George Vernon, Col, (1925-1946) 01 Major
Kepner, William Ellsworth, Lt Gen, (1909-1953) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Ladd, Arthur K., Maj, (1917-1935) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
McClellan, Hezekiah, Maj, (1917-1936) Major
McKee, William Fulton, Gen, (1929-1964) Major
Moody, George Putnam, Maj, (1929-1941) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
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Johnson, Leon William, Gen, (1926-1965) A12 AAF MOS 784 Captain
Losey, Robert Moffat, Capt, (1929-1940) 01 Captain
Baker, David Hodge, Maj Gen, (1932-1957) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
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Dyess, William Edwin, Lt Col, (1937-1943) First Lieutenant

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