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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1909

Vol. V

(Born Mich.)

Dana Harold Crissy

(Ap'd Ia.)


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., Coast Artillery Corps)

Served: At Fort Miley, Cal., Sept. 13, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Dec. 9, 1883.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, June 11, 1909.

At Fort Miley, Cal., Sept. 13, 1909, to

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, March 11, 1911)

March 10, 1912; at Fort Winfield Scott, Cal., March 10 to Nov. 30, 1912; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Mathematics, Dec. 12, 1912, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, July 7, 1916)

July 11, 1916; at Monterey, Cal. Assistant Adjutant at Business Men's Training Camp, July 19 to Aug. 7, 1916; at Fort Douglas, Utah, Treasurer, Business Men's Training Camp, Aug. 17 to Sept. 17, 1916; at Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, Cal., Coast Defense Adjutant, Ordnance Officer and Artillery Engineer, Oct. 23, 1916, to

(Major, Temporary, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

Sept. 30, 1917; at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, organized Enlisted Mechanics School, October, 1917; at Princeton University, N. J., Commandant of School of Military Aeronautics, Oct. 24, 1917, to Aug. 12, 1918; at Washington, D. C., in office of Director of Military Aeronautics, Chief of Ground Schools Branch, Training Section, to September, 1918; in charge of all ground instruction of Aviation Cadets in U. S., to Jan. 11, 1919; (organized Aerial Reconnoissance Office, for charting and mapping of air lanes for U. S., December, 1918); on propaganda tour relative to reorganization of Air Service, visiting Selfridge Field, Mich.; Scott and Chanute Field, Ill.; Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio; Fort Omaha and Fort Crook, Neb.; Mather Field, San Francisco, and March Field, Cal., to Feb. 2, 1919; at Rockwell Field, San Diego, Cal., Feb. 2 to Aug. 1, 1919; at Mather Field, Cal., Aug. 3 to October, 1919; participated in first transcontinental aeroplane race and as result of aeroplane accident

 p1424  Died, Oct. 8, 1919, at Salt Lake City, Utah; Aged 35.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

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