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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1912

Vol. VI

(Born Cal.)

Millard F. Harmon​1

(Ap'd Cal.)


Millard Fillmore Harmon, Jr., Born Jan. 19, 1888, Fort Mason, CA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, March 2, 1908, to June 12, 1912, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 28th Infantry.

Served at Fort Snelling, Minn., Sept. 12, 1912, to February, 1913;

(Transferred to 9th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1913)

at Fort Thomas, Ky., to February, 1914; at Laredo, Texas, to November, 1914;

(Transferred to 24th Infantry, Dec. 1, 1914)

en route to Philippines, Dec. 7, 1914, to Jan. 10, 1915; at Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., to April, 1915; at Camp Eldridge, Laguna, P. I., to

(Transferred to 27th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)

December, 1915; en route to U. S., Jan. 5 to Feb. 5, 1916; at San Diego, Cal., at Signal Corps Aviation School, Feb. 16 to

 p1607  (First Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

Oct. 15, 1916, when he was rated Junior Military Aviator; at Columbus, N. M., Colonia Dublan and El Valle, Mexico, as Pilot, 1st Aero Squadron, Punitive Expedition into Mexico, to Feb. 2, 1917; at Aviation Station, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 4 to March 1, 1917; at Washington, D. C., to March 28; en route to France to April 6, 1917; at French Aviation Schools, April 10 to

(Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

(Major, Aviation Section, Signal Corps, May 15, 1917)

June 10, 1917; Assistant to Aviation Officer, A. E. F., to Sept. 15, 1917; Operations Officer, Air Service, Advance Zone, A. E. F., to Dec. 20; Assistant Operations Officer, Air Service, A. E. F., to Feb. 15, 1918; as Pursuit Pilot with French Combat Group No. 13, Squadron 65, to April 6; Member of Board of Officers in France and in England to determine types of planes and engines for use in 1919, April 18 to May 16; en route to U. S. to May 26; in Washington, D. C., in office, Director of Air Service, Chief of Flying Branch, Training Section, May 28 to

(Major of Infantry, National Army, June 7, 1918)

July 15; Assistant Chief of Training Section to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Air Service, Aeronautics, Aug. 20, 1918)

Oct. 29; at Mineola, Long Island, Commanding Officer, 1st Provisional Wing, to Feb. 3, 1919; at France Field, Panama Canal Zone, Commanding Officer, from Feb. 28, 1919; Department Air Service Officer, from Aug. 4, 1919;

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, Air Service, Aug. 20, 1918.

At France Field, Panama Canal Zone, Commanding Officer, from Feb. 28, 1919; Department Air Service Officer, from Aug. 4, 1919; Commanding Officer, France Field, Panama Canal Zone, and Department Air Officer to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

(Transferred to Air Service, July 1, 1920.)

Major, Air Service, July 1, 1920.

Apr., 1921; en route to the United States; at Washington, D. C., Office, Chief of Air Service as Member of Air Service Advisory Board; joint Army and Navy Advisory Committee and Member War Plans Division to July 1, 1922; on leave to Aug. 1, 1922; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, 1922, to 1923, when he was graduated; General Staff Corps Eligible List; at Camp Lewis, Wash., Member, Leavenworth team, July 1, 1923, to Aug. 15, 1923; at Seattle, Wash., Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Washington, Aug. 15, 1923, to June 1, 1924; on leave of absence June 1, 1924, to Aug. 1, 1924; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, 1924, to 1925, when he was graduated; attached General Staff, Oct. 16, 1925; General Staff Corps, G‑3, War Department, General Staff, Oct. 17, 1925, to March 11, 1927; on leave of absence, March 11, 1927, to Apr. 15, 1927; at San Antonio, Tex., temporary duty Brooks Field, Apr. 15, 1927, to July 25, 1927; en route to March Field, to Aug. 1, 1927; at March Field, Calif., Commandant, Air Corps Primary Flying School, Aug. 1, 1927, to Aug., 1930; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 1, 1930, to ––––

Awarded Croix de Guerre Star.

 p960  Service Medals: Mexican Punitive Expedition; Victory Medal with two defensive sector clasps.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj. A. S., July 1, 1920)

At Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., Instr., C. & G. S. School, Aug. 1, 1930 to 1932; at Barksdale Field, La., comdg. Post and 20th Pursuit Group, to

(Lt.‑Col., A. C., Aug. 1, 1935)

1936; at Luke Field, T. H., comdg. Post and 5th Bomb. Group, to

(Col. temp., Apr. 1, 1937)

1938; at Maxwell Field, Ala., Asst. Comdt., A. C. Tactical School, to June, 1940; at Randolph Field, Tex., C. O., Gulf Coast A. C. Training Center, to Oct. 1, 1940;

(Brig.‑Gen., Wing Comdr., Oct. 1, 1940)

at Hamilton Field, Calif., to ––––

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Brig Gen. Wg Comdr. 1 Oct 40)

Hamilton Fld Calif, comdg 11 Pur Wg, Nov 40–Jan 41; UK, Air obsvr and member of Harriman Msn, ‑Apr 41; Riverside Calif, CG Interceptor Comd of the 4 AF,

(Maj Gen AUS 11 Jul 41)

‑Jul 41; Ft George Wright Wash, CG 2 AF, Dec 41; Actg GC AF CC, ‑Jan 42; Washington DC, C of Air Staff, AAF,

(Col AC 1 May 42)


‑Jun 42; T‑Sp, CG USAF in So Pac Area, Jul 42 —

(Lt Gen AUS 2 Feb 43)

comd redesignated AAF in POA, Sep 44 —

(DSM (Navy) DSM DFC)

Missing, Trans Pac flight to Hawaii — 26 Feb 45 (DED 27 Feb 46): Aged 57.

Croix de Guerre (France)

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Millard F. Harmon, class of 1880.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Harmon's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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