Arthur E. Easterbrook Edit Profile
Student of University of Washington, 1915-1917. Graduated from Army Field Officers Tactical School, Langley Field, Virginia, 1921.
During I, he held several important positions in the U. S. Army Air Corps. Easterbrook enlisted on 17 August 1917. He served originally in 9 Squadron RAF as an observer in Royal Aircraft Factory FE.8s.
He was reassigned to the American 1st Observation Squadron on 20 August 1918. Teamed with pilot William Portwood Ervin in a Salmson 2A2, Easterbrook scored his first aerial victory on 6 October 1918, a double victory on 8 October, and his fourth on 22 October 1918. On 4 November 1918, he became one of the war's last aces.
I During I, Easterbrook served on the staff of General H. H. Arnold. Easterbrook later commanded the Air Force's Western Training Command, as well as Santa Ana Air Base in California. On 21 August 1946, he retired as a Brigadier General.
On 21 January 1950, he sustained serious injuries in a fall from an avocado tree. He was using a wheelchair and living in a Veterans Administration facility until his death by heart failure on 24 July 1952. The is presented to Arthur Edmund Easterbrook, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. (DSC) Oak Leaf Cluster The is presented to Arthur Edmund Easterbrook, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S.
Member Sigma Chi, Scabbard and Blade. Credited with shooting down 5 planes during World War I.
Married Gertrude L. Augustine, May 1, 1920.