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Lackland, Frank Dorwin (1884-1943)


Painting of Frank Lackland

U.S. Air Force. Via ArlingtonCemetary.net

Lackland transferred from the infantry to the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps and was trained as an aviator during the First World War. He had risen to command of 4 Bomber Command by the time war broke out in the Pacific. However, he retired, apparently due to ill health, in June 1942, dying the next year.

Lackland proposed the establishment of an aviation cadet training center at the future location of Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Texas.

Service record

1884-9-13     

Born in Virginia
1911
Second lieutenant     

1922
Colonel     
Commander, San Antonio Air Intermediate Depot
1926

Commander, 3 Attack Group, Fort Crockett, Texas
1928

Air Corps Tactical School
1929

Command and General Staff School
1931

Commander, 12 Observation Group, Fort Sam Houston
1931

Commander, Brooks Field, Texas
1934

Plans Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1935

Chief, Field Service Section, Air Corps Material Division, Wright Field, Ohio
1938

Commandant, Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Kelly Field, Texas
1940
Brigadier general     
Commander, 1 Wing (later 4 Bomber Command), March Field
1942-6

Retires
1943-4-27

Dies at Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C.

References

ArlingtonCemetary.net (accessed 2012-5-5)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-14)



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