Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. World War II Cemetery Dedication
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General Emmett (Rosy) O'Donnell was one of aviation's pioneers who from his days as an Army Air Corps air mail pilot went on to build an impressive list of military aviation firsts. In 1941 he led the first mass flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses across the Pacific from Hawaii to the Philippines. Before World War II was two days old, he had earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. In the midst of an enemy air attack, O'Donnell dove his B-17 through antiaircraft fire to attack a Japanese cruiser and ...
Walter Krueger (1881-1967) was born Flatow, West Prussia. He came to the United States in 1889 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1898. He received his commission in the infantry from the ranks in 1901, and later graduated from the Staff College in Fort Leavenworth in 1907. He served with General Pershing in the punitive expedition to Mexico in 1916 and 1917. He advanced through the ranks to brigadier general in October 1936, and served as commander of the 6th Infantry Brigade from June 1938 to Fe...
Joseph May Swing (b. Feb. 28, 1894, Jersey City, N.J.-d. Dec. 9, 1984), Lieutenant General, U. S. Army, graduated from West Point in 1915. During World War I, he served as Aide to the Army Chief of Staff, and following the War, he served with the 1st Field Artillery, was an instructor at the Field Artillery School, and was Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence) and Chief of Staff, 2nd Division. During World War II, he was Artillery Commander for the 1st Cavalry, 82nd Infantry, and 82nd Airborne...