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Jonas Lemoyne Blank

Jonas Lemoyne Blank was air force officer, business executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart. Member of Masons; Century (New York City); Belle Haven Country.

Background

  • Blank, Jonas Lemoyne was born on April 9, 1921 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jonas Francis and Sara Adelaide (Potter) Blank.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1943. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1951. M.I.A., George Washington University, 1963.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army Air Corps, 1943. Advanced through grades to major general United States Air Force, 1972. Executive to assistant secretary Air Force, 1960-1962.

      Senior United States logistics officer Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, 1963-1966. Commandant Air Command and Staff College, 1968-1970. Director supply and services Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1970-1973.

      Assistant Distributed control system/S&L, 1973-1975. Retired, 1975; manager operations Eureka X-Ray Tube Company, Chicago, 1975-1980. President Blank Enterprises, Alexandria, Virginia, 1980-1984.

      JCS representative to Conference on Disarmament in Europe, 1984-1986.

    Membership

    Member of Masons; Century (New York City). Belle Haven Country.

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Marguerite Ryan, June 29, 1946. Children– Jonas Le Moyne College, John H.
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    • 1943
      United States Military Academy
    • 1951
      Harvard
    • 1963
      George Washington University
    • 1943
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army Air Corps
    • 1960 - 1962
      executive, to assistant secretary Air Force
    • 1963 - 1966
      senior, United States logistics officer Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe
    • 1968 - 1970
      commandant Air Command and Staff College
    • 1970 - 1973
      director, supply and services Headquarters United States Air Force
      Washington, United States
    • 1972
      advanced through grades to major general United States Air Force
    • 1973 - 1975
      assistant, Distributed control system/S&L
    • 1975 - 1980
      manager, operations Eureka X-Ray Tube Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1975
      retired
    • 1980 - 1984
      president, Blank Enterprises
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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