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army officer

Douglas Blakeshaw Netherwood, British army officer. Awarded Victory medal. Member Early Birds.


Netherwood, Douglas Blakeshaw was born on February 4, 1885 in Birmingham, England. Son of Tom and Ann (Wood) Netherwood.


Brought to the United States, 1887, naturalized, 1910. Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, Agriculture and Mech.

College of Texas, 1908. Master of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1927. Graduated from Army Industrial College, 1925, Air Corps Tactical School, 1932, Army War College, 1936.


Enlisted in the United States Army, 1908. Second in command Lieutenant Coast Artillery Corps, 1911, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general (temporary), October 1940. Detailed to Signal Corps for flying training, December 1913.

Made first solo flight, San Diego, California, February 7, 1914. Commanded Aviation Repair Department, Dallas, Texas, November 1917-March 1921. Commanded Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico.


Member Early Birds.; Clubs: Army and Navy (Manila, P.I.).


Married Harriet V. C. Browne, April 30, 1919. Children: Douglas Blakeshaw, Francis Bowne, William Draper, Elisabeth Grant.

Tom Netherwood

Ann (Wood) Netherwood

Harriet V. C. Browne

Douglas Blakeshaw Netherwood

Francis Bowne Netherwood

William Draper Netherwood

Elisabeth Grant Netherwood