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air force officer.

Delos Carleton Emmons, American air force officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit (Navy), Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal, several foreign decorations. Club: Burlingame Country.


Emmons, Delos Carleton was born on January 17, 1888 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Son of Carleton D. and Mary (Gibson) Emmons.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1909. United States Army, air service course, Harvard, 1920-1921. Graduate Air Corps Tactical School, 1932, Command and General staff schedul, 1934.

Doctor of Science, Marshall College.


1 daughter, Deloise Annual Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, June 1, 1909. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1936, major general Air Corps, 1939. Lieutenant general, 1940.

Translations from infantry to Signal Corps, Aviation Section, 1916. Commanded 1st Wing, General Headquarters, Air Force to 1939. Then commanding Air Force Combat Command, Bolling Field, District of Columbia.

Appointed to commanded Hawaiian Department, United States Air Force, December 17, 1941. Appointed commander Western Defense Command, September 1943. Commanding Alaskan Department, 1944-1946.

Became commandant Armed Forces Staff College 1946, retired, 1948.


Club: Burlingame Country.


Married Elena McKim, March 1, 1919.

Carleton D. Emmons

Mary (Gibson) Emmons

Elena McKim