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 Hubert Reilly Harmon

Hubert Reilly Harmon

Birth
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 Feb 1957 (aged 64)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot Section 003, Row C, Grave 079
Memorial ID 13850259 · View Source
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United States Air Force General. He began his distinguished career as an United States Military Academy graduate on June 12, 1915 and became a life long advocate of military aviation. In 1918, he completed training in aviation and was chief of staff of the 3rd Army Air Service Command serving in Europe during World War I. With the Air Corps, he served in the Office Air Service at Washington, D.C. was military attache for aviation in London and was an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy. As Commander of the 19th Bombardment Group, he was promoted to Brigadier General in 1940. During World War II, he was commanding Major General of the 6th Air Force, 1942 and was promoted Lieutenant General in February 1943. In November 1943, he was commander for the entire Air Forces of the South Pacific Area and in January 1944, he assumed command of the 13th Air Force in that area. In June 1944, he was appointed commander of the 6th Air Force reassigned the Caribbean Air Command, remaining until the end of the war. For his war services he was awarded, the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak Leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Commendation Ribbon, Army of Occupation of Germany Medal (World War I), American Campaign Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three service stars. In October 1947, he was appointed senior Air Force member of the Military and Naval Staff Committee of the United Nations. On August 14, 1954, General Harmon became the first superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado and retired from active status on July 31, 1956.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13850259
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hubert Reilly Harmon (3 Apr 1892–22 Feb 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13850259, citing United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .