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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1922

Vol. VII

(Born Mo.)

Oscar Louis Beal

(Ap'd Mo.)


(Born Mar. 31, 1901.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Nov. 6, 1918, to June 13, 1922, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant of Infantry.

At the Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., with the 30th Infantry, Sept. 13, 1922, to (Adjutant, 1st Battalion, April 1, 1924, to Jan. 1, 1925) June 17, 1925; en route to the Philippine Islands, to July 14, 1925; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., Adjutant, 2d Battalion, 57th Infantry, July 14, 1925, to June 30, 1926; with the 57th Infantry, to

First Lieutenant of Infantry, June 3, 1927.

June 17, 1927; en route to the United States and on leave of absence to Sept. 14, 1927; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., with the 11th Infantry, Sept. 16, 1927, to Feb. 18, 1929;

(Detailed to Air Corps, Mar. 1, 1929.)

at Brooks Field, Tex., student officer, Air Corps Primary Flying School, Mar. 1, 1929, to Oct. 14, 1929, when he was graduated; at Kelly Field, Tex., student officer, Attack Course, Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Oct. 14, 1929, to Mar. 4, 1930, when he was graduated; Rated Airplane Pilot; at Fort Crockett, Tex., with the 90th Attack Squadron, Mar. 7, 1930, to ––––

(Transferred to Air Corps, Mar. 24, 1930.)

(Commanding Squadron, Feb. 11, 1931, to –––––)

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(1st Lt. Inf., June 3, 1927)

(Trfd. to A. C., Mar. 24, 1930)

At Fort Crockett, Tex., 90th Attack Sq., 3d Attack Group, Mar. 15, 1930 to Sept. 1, 1931; Adj., Post and 3d Attack Group to May 1, 1932; en route to station to June 1, 1932; at Nichols Field, P. I., 28th Bomb Sq., to Mar. 1, 1935; en route to U. S., to Apr. 1, 1935; at Langley Field, Va., 59th Service Sq., 2d Bomb. Group, to

(Capt., A.C., Aug. 1, 1935)

July 1, 1936; C. O., Flight A, 16th Obs. Sq., to June 1, 1937; Adj., to Apr. 1, 1938; at Chanute Field, Ill., Executive Off., A. C. Technical School, to Jan. 1, 1940; at Maxwell Field, Ala., student off., A. C. Tactical School, to Apr. 1, 1940;

(Maj., temp., A. C., Mar. 1, 1940)

at Chanute Field, Ill., assigned to Staff of Comdt., A. C. Technical School, to ––––

(Maj., A. C., July 1, 1940).

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

Military History: —

(Capt AC 1 Aug 35)

Chanute Fld Ill, ExO AC Tech Schs,

(Maj AC 1 Jul 40)

‑6 Feb 41; Randolph Fld Tex, Asst P and T Off Gulf Coast AFTC, 7 Feb-Aug 41; Moore Field Tex, CO,

(Lt Col temp 30 Oct 41)

‑Jan 42; Randolph Fld Tex, DS,

(Lt Col temp terminated 3 Aug 42)

-Aug 42; Salt Lake City AB Utah, P and T Off, Sep‑Oct 42; Biggs Fld Tex, CO,

(Lt Col AUS AC 11 Mar 43)

-Jun 43; Alamogordo NM, CO AB, ‑Sep 43.

(Lt Col Ret dsbl 31 Mar 44)

Civil History: — 715 Bermuda Dr, Normandy 21 Mo

Died, Mar. 22, 1982, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 80.​a

Buried, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, MO.

Thayer's Note:

a The date and place of his death are from from a placeholder page at the West Point Association of Graduates.

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