Armstrong, Harry George, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
9356-Medical Officer, Aviation Medicine
Last AFSC Group
Medical Professional
Primary Unit
1930-1931, AAF MOS 3162, US Army (USA)
Service Years
1918 - 1958
Officer Collar Insignia
Major General

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1899
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
DeSmet, South Dakota
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 05, 1983
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 2 SITE 419

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Aviation Hall of Fame
  1998, National Aviation Hall of Fame


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Synopsis of his AFDSM citation:

Awarded for actions during the Cold War



(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Harry George Armstrong (AFSN: 209A), United States Air Force, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (Army Design) for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.



General Orders: Department of the Air Force, General Orders No. 28 (1954)



Service: Air Force



Rank: Major General


   
Other Comments:
Sources:
www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/107786/major-general-harry-george-armstrong.aspx
http://www.nationalaviation.org/armstrong-harry/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_George_Armstrong
http://www.brooks.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6140
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/45499
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=296722
Book: "Masters of the Air" by Donald Miller, Simon & Schuster, 2006
   
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 1942-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
From Year
1942
To Year
1945
   
Personal Memories
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications

Model Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Length 74.74 ft | 22.78 m
Width 103.74 ft | 31.62 m
Height 19.09 ft | 5.82 m
Engine(s) 4 x Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines generating 1,200 hp each.
Empty Weight 36,136 lbs | 16,391 kg
MTOW 72,003 lbs | 32,660 kg
Max Speed 287 mph | 462 km/h | 249 kts
Max Range 2,001 miles | 3,220 km
Ceiling 35,597 ft | 10,850 m | 6.7 miles
Climb Rate 540.5 ft/min (164.7 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered "belly" turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in radio operator's midship position (removed on later models)
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered chin turret (later models)

Maximum internal bombload of 7,983 kg (17,600 lbs).
Accommodations 10
Operators United Kingdom and the United States of America.

   
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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012
   
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  2607 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Adcock, David, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Allen, Herman Fredrick, Col, (1942-1945)
  • Armanini, Joseph P., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Armstrong, Donald C., SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Awbrey, Wilman, SSgt, (1943-1945)
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