MG Herbert Arthur “Bert” Dargue

MG Herbert Arthur “Bert” Dargue

Birth
Brooklyn, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Death 12 Dec 1941 (aged 55)
Inyo County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 7, Site 10088
Memorial ID 40871717 · View Source
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Herbert Dargue graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1911. As a Major General, he died in an air accident in 1941.

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 2
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Peace Time Awards
Service: Army Air Forces
GENERAL ORDERS:
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1942)

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Major General Herbert Arthur Dargue, United States Army Air Forces, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Assistant to the Chief of the Air Corps and as Commanding General of the FIRST Air Force. As Assistant to the Chief of the Air Corps and as Chief of the Inspection Division, he distinguished himself in the operation of Air Corps inspection, technical and administrative matters. His grasp of exceedingly complicated factors afforded him the opportunity to play an important part in the development and expansion of the Army Air Forces and led to his advancement on 18 July 1941, to Commanding General of the FIRST Air Force. By his untiring energy, broad vision and technical knowledge, he contributed materially in the development of plans and policies for utilization of air power in the defense of the United States. His leadership, sound judgment and devotion to duty were major factors in his contribution to the larger war effort.

Source: Hall of Valor (https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/7362)


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MAJ GENERAL US ARMY
D.S.M. POSTHUMOUS


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 19 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40871717
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Herbert Arthur “Bert” Dargue (17 Nov 1886–12 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40871717, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .