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Mitchell, Ralph J. (1889-1970)


Photograph of Ralph J. Mitchell

National Park Service

Mitchell was selected to participate in the Grand Conference that reviewed the Tentative Manual for Landing Operations in December 1933. He commanded 1 Marine Aircraft Wing during the Bougainville campaign and AIRSOLS during the 1944 campaign against Rabaul. He commanded 1 Marine Aircraft Wing a second time during the Philippines campaign.

Service record

1890     

Born
1915
Second lieutenant     
Graduates from Naval Academy and is commissioned in the Marine Corps
1921

Completes flight training
1929

Service in Nicaragua
1939-3-11
Brigadier general
Director of Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps
1943-4-21     
Major general
Commander, 1 Marine Aircraft Wing
1944-6-15

Commander, 1 Marine Aircraft Wing
1948
Lieutenant general
Retires
1970

Dies

References

National Park Service (accessed 2008-9-30)

Naval Historical Center (accessed 2008-9-30)

Rottman (2002)

Venzon (2003)



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