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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1933


(Born Mich.)

Milton Frederick Summerfelt

(Ap'd Mich.)


(Born June 16, 1908, Benton Harbor, MI.)​a

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

(2d Lt. F. A.)

(Detailed to A. C., Sept. 13, 1933)

At San Antonio, Tex., student off., A. C. Training Center, Sept. 2, 1933 to Oct. 13, 1934; at Luke Field, T. H., 23d Bomb. Sq., to

(Trfd to A. C., Jan. 31, 1935)

(1st Lt. A. C., June 13, 1936)

Jan. 19, 1937; at Mitchel Field, L. I., N. Y., 9th Bomb. Group, GHQ, A. F., Group Armament Off. and Bombing Instr., to ––––

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

Military History: — Aberdeen Proving Ground Md, AC Det, Feb 40

(Capt AUS 9 Sep 40)

(Maj AUS 1 Feb 42)

‑Jul 42; Washington DC, Hq USAF Bmb Br Opns and Rqmts, Aug 42

(Lt Col AUS 30 Nov 42)

(Capt AC 13 Jun 43)

(Col AUS AC 5 Aug 43)

(Col AUS 1 Aug 44)

‑Aug 44; CO 333 Bmb Gp VH,


‑Oct 45; Ft Leavenworth Kan, Stu Comd Cl C and GSS, -Apr 46; Kadena Okinawa, A‑3 316 Bmb Wg VH, May‑Oct 46; Washington DC, GS Plan Gp Policy Br Action Off, Nov 46-Oct 47; Hq USAF, O for Asst for Atomic Energy, D/CSO,

(Col USAF 2 Apr 48)

‑Aug 49; Washington DC, Stu NWC, Sep 49-Jun 50.

Died, Oct. 15, 1984, at Arlington, Va.: Aged 76.​b

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

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

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b Gen. Summerfelt 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. For the remainder of his career, see the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates, which also expands on the very condensed summary we read here in the Register, and includes information on his football career as a cadet. A United States Air Force page also has career and biographical details.

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