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-24 Liberator
From Year
1942
To Year
1945
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications

Model Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Length 67.16 ft | 20.47 m
Width 110.01 ft | 33.53 m
Height 18.01 ft | 5.49 m
Engine(s) 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65 radial piston engines generating 1,200hp.
Empty Weight 36,500 lbs | 16,556 kg
MTOW 65,001 lbs | 29,484 kg
Max Speed 290 mph | 467 km/h | 252 kts
Max Range 2,001 miles | 3,220 km
Ceiling 28,002 ft | 8,535 m | 5.3 miles
Climb Rate 800 ft/min (243.84 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose assembly.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail assembly.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in upper-fuselage turret.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in under-fuselage assembly.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left-waist fuselage position.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right-waist fuselage position.

Up to 8,800lbs of internal bombs.
Accommodations 10
Operators the United States of America and the United Kingdom.




* Model 31 - Flying Boat Model whose wing assembly would become the basis for the B-24 design.
* Model 32 - Base B-24 Model Series Designation.
* XB-24 - Initial Prototype Model Designation fitted with R-1830-33 radial piston engines generating 1,200hp.
* YB-24 - Preproduction Model Designation
* B-24A - Fitted with 2 x 7.62mm tail guns, 6 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose assembly, dorsal and waist gun positions.
* B-24C - Fitted with turbocharged R-1830-41 engines; 8 x 12.7mm machine guns - nose (single gun), ventral, waist (left and right), dorsal turret (two guns) and tail turret (two guns).
* B-24D - Based on the B-24C model but fitted with R-1830-43 engines; later models of this series would feature the twin 12.7mm ball turret gun assembly in the ventral fuselage position; self-sealing fuel tanks; 2,381 produced.
* B-24E - Modified propeller systems; 801 produced.
* B-24G - Fitted with R-1830-43 engines; powered nose turret with 2 x 12.7mm machine guns.
* B-24H - Improved Model with extended nose section; 3,100 produced.
* B-24J - Fitted with R-1830-65 engines; improved bombsight; autopilot functionality; 6,678 produced.
* B-24L - Based on B-24J model but fitted with hand-operated tail guns; 1,667 produced.
* B-24M - Based on B-24J model with lighter mounting for hand-operated tail gun; 2,593 produced.
* XB-24Q - General Electric Conversion Model of B-24L model fitted with radio-controlled tail turret.
* B-24Q - Final Production Model Designation
* B-24Q
* LB-30 - Transport Variant
* C-87 - Air Force Transport Variant
* RY - Navy Transport Variant
* C-109 - Fuel Tanking Model
* F-7 - Photographic Reconnaissance Model
* PB4Y-1 - Patrol Bombing Model
* PB4Y-2 - Specialized Model with single vertical tail surface assembly.
* GR - British Maritime Reconnaissance Model.




   
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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012
   
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  • Alenier, Stanley J., 2nd Lt, (1942-1944)
  • Altmayer, Magnus, Maj, (1941-1946)
  • Armanini, Joseph P., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Barmore, Robert (Ken), 1st Lt, (1943-1945)
  • Barton, Lenox, Sgt, (1945-1946)
  • Belson, Melvin, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Belt, Leslie
  • Biondo, Frank P., SSgt, (1943-1946)
  • Blake, Betty C.G.T., 2nd Lt, (1942-1944)
  • Bock, Frederick, C., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Bradbury, George Fowler, 1st Lt, (1941-1944)
  • Bradfield, Sean, SrA, (1995-1999)
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