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 Leigh Wade

Leigh Wade

Birth
Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Death 31 Aug 1991 (aged 94)
Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 11, Lot 147-C, Map grid M/N 16.5
Memorial ID 6883 · View Source
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Aviation Pioneer. Born in Cassopolis, Michigan, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant pilot in the Army Air Corps in 1917. In the 1920s he served in a inactive status as a test pilot and executive for Consolidated Aircraft. As an officer of the US Army Air Service, he flew the first around-the-world flight from Seattle, Washington and back April 6 to September 28, 1924. For his services as pilot, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and rated a command pilot. Assigned to the Air Intelligence Section at Air Corps headquarters, he served as operations officer of the 14th Air Force during World War II. After the war, he was air attaché at Athens, Greece and served as chief of the Air Section of the Joint Brazil-US Military Commission at Rio de Janeiro. He retired US Air Force Major General in 1955.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leigh Wade (2 Feb 1897–31 Aug 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6883, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .