Westover, Oscar M., Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last AFSC Group
Pilot
Primary Unit
1926-1938, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Service Years
1901 - 1938
Foreign Language(s)
German
Major General

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1883
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Bay City, Michigan
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Sep 21, 1938
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6 Grave 5697

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In the Line of DutyAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2014, In the Line of Duty
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was rated as a balloon observer, airship pilot, airplane pilot, and airplane observer. He was Chief of the Air Corps from Dec 22, 1935 until he was killed in an airplane accident near the Lockheed plant at Burbank, CA., when his plane burst into flames on landing. 
The former Westover AFB (now ARB), MA was 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 Lieutenant Colonel (Air Service) Oscar Westover, 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. Lieutenant Colonel Westover served in turn as Signal Officer, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, Chief of Storage Department, Signal Corps, and Chief of Storage and Traffic Division, Bureau of Aeronautical Production, Air Service. By his great initiative, painstaking attention to details, exceptional ability, and untiring efforts he installed and developed with conspicuous success at all ports of embarkation a complete system of keeping records of shipment of Signal Corps and Air Service property for overseas. His services were of inestimable value to the Government in a position of great responsibility.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army Air Service

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Chief

Regiment: Storage and Traffic Division

Division: Bureau of Aeronautical Production

   
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Sources:
USAF bio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Westover
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/owestover.htm
http://www.westoverafbhistory.com/westover.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45760882
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=18339
   
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 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)US Army (USA)/US Military Academy West PointUnited States Army Air ServiceUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1901-1902, US Army (USA)
  1902-1906, US Army (USA)/US Military Academy West Point
  1906-1919, US Army (USA)
  1919-1926, M 0273, United States Army Air Service
  1926-1938, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyCommand and General Staff College
  1902-1906, United States Military Academy
  1926-1927, Air Corps Tactical School
  1932-1933, Command and General Staff College
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  1935-1938, A-17 Nomad
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