Spaatz, Carl, 1891-1974Alternative names
Air Force officer.
From the description of Reminiscences of Carl Spaatz : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122620304
Air Force Officer.
From the description of Reminiscences of Carl Spaatz :koral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565490
Army and Air Force officer. Full name: Carl Andrew Spaatz.
From the description of Carl Spaatz papers, 1910-1981 (bulk 1942-1963). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980207
1891, June 28:
Born, Boyertown, Pa.
B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Commissioned second lieutenant, United States Army
1915- 1916: Student, Aviation School, San Diego, Calif.
Assigned to First Aero Squadron, the aviation unit of General John J. Pershing's expedition in Mexico
Married Ruth Harrison
1917- 1918: American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I; commanding officer of American aviation training center at Issoudun; flew combat missions with the Thirteenth Aero Squadron, Second Pursuit Group
1920- 1933: Command positions in the Army Air Forces
Air Service Tactical School
Commanded the "Question Mark" flight, crewed by Ira C. Eaker, Elwood R. Quesada, and Harry A Halverson, which set endurance records for completing over 150 hours of continuous flight by refueling in mid-air
1933- 1935: Chief, Training and Operations Division, Office of the Chief of Air Corps
Command and General Staff School
Chief, Plans Division, Army Air Force Headquarters Chief, Materiel Division, Army Air Force Headquarters Assistant Military Attaché (Air) in London, England, as official observer during the Battle of Britain
Chief of Air Staff
Commander, Air Force Combat Command Commander, Eighth Air Force Commander, Air Force, North African Theater of Operations, United States Army
Commander, Northwest African Air Force, Italy
Commander in chief, Strategic Air Forces, Europe
Commander in chief, Strategic Air Forces, Japan
Commanding general, Army Air Forces
First chief of staff, United States Air Force
Retired from the United States Air Force
1948- 1961: Military affairs columnist, Newsweek
1974, July 14:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Carl Spaatz Papers, 1910-1981, (bulk 1942-1963), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Aeronautics, Military
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
- Air pilots--Interviews
- Operation Overlord
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy
- Operation Torch, 1942
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North
- Airforce officers
- Army officers
- France--Normandy (as recorded)
- Africa, North (as recorded)