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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1933


(Born Okla.)

Alfred Dodd Starbird

(Ap'd Me.)


(Born Apr. 28, 1912, Fort Sill, OK.)​a

Military History. — Cadet U. S. M. A., July 1, 1929 to June 13, 1933, appointed

(2d Lt., C. E.)

At Ft. Humphreys, Va., Co. Off., 5th Engrs., to Feb. 1, 1935; at West Point, N. Y., Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team, to Apr. 1, 1935; at Ft. Belvoir, Va., Co. Off., 13th Engrs., to June 15, 1935; at West Point, N. Y., Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team, to

(1st Lt., C. E., June 12, 1936)

June 15, 1936; en route and at Olympic Games as competitor, to Aug. 23, 1936; at Princeton, N. J., student off., Princeton U., Engineering Course, to July 1, 1937; Degree of C. E.; at Ft. Belvoir, Va., student off., Engr. School, Co. Officers' Course, to June 5, 1938; at West Point, N. Y., Instr., Dept. of Civil and Military Engineering, U. S. M. A., to ––––

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

Military History: — West Point NY, Instr Dept Civil and Mil Engr, Jul 38‑

(Capt AUS 9 Sep 40)

(Maj AUS 1 Feb 42)

22 May 42; Washington DC, OPD WDGS, ‑1 Nov 42; ETO, Hq 1 Div, ‑22 Nov 42; Washington DC, OPD WDGS,

(Lt Col AUS 28 Nov 42)

(Capt CE 13 Jun 43)

‑20 May 44; ETO, Hq 5 Corps,


‑13 Jun 44; Washington DC, OPD WDGS,

(Col AUS 16 Dec 44)


‑1 Jan 45; ETO, CO 1135 ECGp,


‑1 Jun 45; Washington DC, OPD WDGS, ‑17 Jul 46; TH, DC/S USARPac and JTF 7,

(Col AUS terminated 30 Jun 47)

(Maj CE 15 Jul 48)

‑1 Apr 49; Washington DC, Wpns Systems Evaluation Gp, ‑1 Apr 50;

Grandson of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.George Allen Dodd, Class of 1876.

Died, Jul. 28, 1983, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.​b

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Starbird's birthplace is from his obituary in The New York Times.

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b Gen. Starbird 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. His obituary in The New York Times is also online.

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