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Fickel, Jacob Earl (1883-1953)


Photograph of Jacob F. Fickel

U.S. Air Force. Via Wikimedia Commons


Fickel was a former enlisted soldier who was awarded a commission in 1907. He was assigned to the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps during the First World War but did not qualify as an aviator until the war was over. He attended the Command and General Staff School and Army War College between the wars and eventually rose to command 4 Air Force when war broke out in the Pacific. He spent the remainder of the war in technical training commands.

Service record

1883-1-31 

Born
1904
Private
Enlists in the Regular Army
1907-2
First lieutenant
Commissioned in the infantry. Assigned to 29 Regiment.
1911
First lieutenant
13 Regiment
1913-11


1916
Captain

1917-3

Instructor, Officers Training camp
1917-11

Headquarters, Aviation Section, Signal Corps
1918-5

Flight training
1918-11

Commander, Carruthers Field, Texas
1919-1

Staff, Chief of Air Service
1920-7-1
Major

1921-3

Spruce Production Corporation, Portland
1922

Chief, Supply Division, Air Service
1925-6

Graduates from Air Corps Technical School
1926-6

Graduates from Command and General Staff School. executive, Materiel Division, McCook Field
1927-4

Air Corps Advanced Flying School
1927-7

Executive Officer, Materiel Division, McCook Field
1930
Lieutenant colonel     

1931-6

Graduates from Army War College. Chief, Buildings and Grounds Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1935-2
Colonel     
Commandant, Air Corps Advance Flying School, Kelly Field, Texas
1936

Staff, IX Corps Area
1939-3
Brigadier general     
Commander, 1 Wing, March Field
1940-2

Assistant to the Chief of the Air Corps
1940-10-12     
Major general Commander, Southwest Air District, March Field
1941-1

Commander, 4 Air Force
1942-3-5

Commander, 3 District, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1943

Commander, Eastern Technical Training Command, Greensboro, North Carolina
1945

Commander, Western Technical Training Command, Denver, Colorado
1946-9-1

Retired for disability in the line of duty

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-14)

U.S. Air Force (accessed 2010-10-3)



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