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(Born W. Va.)
Delos C. Emmons
(Ap'd W. Va.)
Born at Huntington, WV.a
Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1905 to June 11, 1909, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
(Second Lieut., 30th Infantry)
Served: At the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., from Sept. 11, 1909, to –––––.
(Delos Carleton Emmons, Born Jan. 17, 1888.)
Military History. —
Second Lieut., 30th Infantry, June 11, 1909.
At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 11, 1909, to May 10, 1910; engaged on Progressive Military Map Work to Sept. 12, 1910; at Atascadero, Cal., to Oct. 15, 1910; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to March 4, 1911; at Tia Juana, Cal., to Sept. 1, 1911; at Presidio of San Francisco, to Feb. 9, 1912; at School of Musketry, Presidio of Monterey, Cal., to May 10, 1912; at Presidio of San Francisco, to May 30, 1912; at Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Quartermaster, July 6, 1912, to June 1, 1914; at Presidio of San Francisco, July 15 to Dec. 24, 1914; en route to Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., via Panama Canal, to Jan. 17, 1915; at Plattsburg Bks., to Feb. 22, 1915; at Fort Porter, N. Y., Quartermaster, to July 10, 1915; at Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., to Aug. 30, 1915; at Fort Porter commanding post, to June 15, 1916; at Eagle Pass, Texas, to June 30, 1916;
(First Lieut., 37th Infantry, July 1, 1916)
at San Antonio, Texas, Inspector-instructor of National Guard, to Dec. 31, 1916; at San Diego, Cal., student officer at Signal Corps Aviation School, to
(Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917)
(Captain, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, June 27, 1917)
July 26, 1917;
(Major, Junior Military Aviator, Signal Corps, July 26, 1917)
at San Francisco, Cal., Department Aeronautical Officer, Western Department, to Dec. 17, 1917; at Washington, D. C., Assistant Executive Officer, Air Division, to May 30, 1918; commanding Mather Field, Cal., to
(Major, Temporary, of Infantry, June 3, 1918)
(Lieut.‑Colonel, Air Service, Aeronautics, Aug. 20, 1918)
Dec. 31, 1918; at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, Business and Military Executive, Engineering Division, Air Service, to Jan. 20, 1920, and Assistant Chief of Engineering Division, Air Service, Jan. 21, 1920, to –––––
Military History: —
Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, Air Service, Aeronautics, Aug. 20, 1918.
At McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, Business and Military Executive, Engineering Division, Air Service, to Jan. 20, 1920; and Assistant Chief of Engineering Division, Air Service, Jan. 21, 1920, to
Returned to Grade of Captain, Feb. 28, 1920.
(Transferred to Air Service, July 1, 1920.)
Major, Air Corps, July 1, 1920.
Aug. 31, 1920; at Cambridge, Mass., student officer, Harvard School of Business Administration, Sept. 1, 1920, to June 15, 1921, when he was graduated; at McCook Field, Ohio, Chief of Production Engineering, Engineer Division, June 16, 1921, to June 30, 1924; at Crissy Field, San Francisco, Calif., Commanding Officer, July 1, 1924, to June 30, 1927; at Washington, D. C., Executive Officer, Air Corps, July 1, 1927, to Aug. 1, 1928; Executive Officer, Assistant Secretary of War (Air), Aug. 2, 1928, to –––––
Military History: —
(Maj., A. C., July 1, 1920.)
At Washington, D. C., Executive Off., Asst. Secty. of War (Air), Aug. 2, 1928 to July 5, 1931; at Maxwell Field, Ala., student off., A. C. Tactical School, to 1932; at Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., student off., C. and G. S. School, to
(Lt.‑Col., A. C., May 26, 1934)
June, 1934; at Ft. Shafter, T. H., C. O., 18th Composite Wing, to
(Col., temp., A. C., March 2, 1935 to June 16, 1936)
(Brig.‑Gen., temp., A. C., June 16, 1936)
at March Field, Calif., comdg. 1st Wing, GHQ Air Force to
(Col. A. C., July 1, 1938)
(Maj.‑Gen., temp., A. C., Mar. 1, 1939)
at Langley Field, Va., comdg. GHQ Air Force, to
(Lt.‑Gen., temp., A. C., Oct. 25, 1940).
Military History: — Langley Fld Va, comdg GHQ AF,
(Lt Gen AUS 25 Oct 40)
(Brig Gen 31 May 41)
(Maj Gen 23 Aug 41)
‑41; CG Haw Dept,
(DSM Navy DSM DFC AM)
‑43; CG, WDC
‑44; CG Alaskan Dept,
(DSM Navy LM)
‑46; Norfolk Va, Comdt, AFSC,
(Lt Gen Ret dsbl 30 Jun 48)
Civil History: — 816 Santa Inez Ave San Mateo Calif
Died, Oct. 4, 1965, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 75.b
Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
b Gen. Emmons died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.
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