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BrGen Asa North Duncan
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1892
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1942

Asa N. DuncanID: O-005142 Entered the Service From: Alabama Rank: Brigadier General Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, Headquarters, Eighth Air Force Died: Tuesday, November 17, 1942 Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery Location: Cambridge, England Awards: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Italian Order of the Crown Chevalier.

Military figure and Casualty of WWII. Brigadier General Duncan was killed in an air crash whilst serving with the U.S. Army Air Forces-Headquarters, Eighth Air Force ~ Service # O-005142.[Missing in Action]

He entered the Service from Alabama.

The Eighth Air force was activated as a part of the U. S. Army Air Force on 28 January 1942 at Savannah AAB, Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia. The 8th was originally designated as the U.S. air element of Operation Gymnast, the early plan for the Allied invasion of northwest Africa.As a Colonel, he was the first commander of the 8th Air Force.

1935 - 1936 Commanding Officer 5th Composite Group
1941 Commanding Officer 17th Bombardment Wing
1941 - 1942 Commanding Officer 3rd Air Support Command
1942 Commanding Officer 8th Air Force
1942 Chief of Staff, 8th Air Force [United Kingdom]

Awards:
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Purple Heart
Italian Order of the Crown Chevalier

One of the six Liberty ships which were converted at Point Clear, Alabama into floating aircraft repair depots, 4th ARU(F)operated by the Army Transport Service, was named in his honor. 
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: Martin Douglas Packer
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56289364
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- Martin Douglas Packer
 Added: Sep. 25, 2014
Asa N. DuncanID: O-005142 Entered the Service From: Alabama Rank: Brigadier General Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, Headquarters, Eighth Air Force Died: Tuesday, November 17, 1942 Memorialized at: Cambridge American Cemetery Location: Cambridge, England Aw...(Read more)
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