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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1917

Vol. VI

(Born Ore.)

Oliver B. Cardwell

(Ap'd Ore.)


(Oliver Byron Cardwell, Born June 20, 1892, Portland, OR.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1913, to June 17, 1915, and from June 15, 1916, to April 20, 1917, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Field Artillery.

First Lieut., 5th Field Artillery, May 15, 1917.

Served: At Governor's Island, New York Harbor, Acting Police Officer, July 2 to 28, 1917; en route to France with Battery, to

(Captain, Temporary, of Field Artillery, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 13; at St. Nazaire to Aug. 19; at Le Valdahon, Artillery School, Aug. 21 to Sept. 25, and student observer, French Escadrille, C‑21, to Nov. 5; in Arracourt Sector, commanding Radio Detail, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, to Nov. 10; at Art-sur‑Meurthe, Aerial Observer, French Escadrille F‑45, to Nov. 20; attached to Air Service, Nov. 26; at Amanty, Observation Instructor, Observers' School, Jan. 20 to June 30; at Cazaux, Gunnery Student, School of Aerial Fire, July 2 to 20; at Châtillon-sur‑Seine, student observer, 2nd Corps Aeronautical School, July 24 to Aug. 7; at Luxeuil-les‑Bains, Observer and Operations Officer, 104th Aero Squadron, Aug. 14 to Sept. 7; at Souilly, Operations Officer, 5th Corps Observation Group, and participating in St. Mihiel Operation, Sept. 7 to 17; at Faucoucourt, Operations Officer and commanding 5th Corps Observation Group, (participating in Argonne-Meuse Operations), Sept. 18 to Nov. 7; at Souilly, on Staff of Chief of Air Service, 1st Army, Nov. 8 to Dec. 2; at Clermont-en‑Argonne, Observer, 50th Aero Squadron, to Dec. 9; at La Valbonne, same duty, Dec. 28, 1918, to Jan. 19, 1919; at Clamecy, commanding 50th Aero Squadron, Feb. 13, 1919, to ––––

(Captain of Field Artillery, Aug. 25, 1919)

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

First Lieutenant of Field Artillery, May 15, 1917.

Captain, Temporary, of Field Artillery, Aug. 5, 1917.

 p1186  At Clamecy, France, commanding 50th Aero Squadron, Feb. 13, 1919, to

Captain of Field Artillery, Aug. 25, 1919.

Oct. 17, 1919; en route to U. S. and sick in Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 18, 1919, to Jan. 13, 1920; on leave of absence to Apr. 7; at Camp Gordon, Ga., with 9th Field Signal Battalion, Apr. 8 to June 28; at Camp Benning, Ga., with 9th Field Signal Battalion, June 29 to Aug. 2; at Camp Gordon, Ga., with Battalion, Aug. 3, to Oct. 19; at Camp Jackson, S. C., with Battalion, Oct. 21 to Nov. 22; at Camp Benning, Ga., with 83rd Field Artillery, Nov. 24, 1920, to Sept. 1, 1921; at Fort Sill, Okla., student officer at Field Artillery School, Sept. 5 to Dec. 25, 1921, when as result of accidental gunshot wound he

Died, Dec. 25, 1921, at Fort Sill, Okla.: Aged 29.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Cardwell's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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