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Earl H. De Ford Edit Profile

army officer.

Earl H. De Ford, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal, for action against Japanese, World World War World War II.

Background

Ford, Earl H. De was born on September 1, 1890 in Stuart, Iowa, United States. Son of Franklin and Jane Isabelle (Clark) DeFord.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Drake U., Des Moines, Iowa, 1911. Graduate Air Corps Tactical School, Langley Field, 1929, Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1935.

Career

1 daughter, Jane Isabelle. Practiced law, 1911-1917. Commissioned captain Infantry Reserve, 1917, captain Regular Army, Infantry, 1920.

Major, Air Corps, 1935, and advanced to brigadier general, 1943. Commanding general XI Bomber Command.

Membership

Clubs: Alta, Rotary (Salt Lake City), Kiwanis (Oklahoma City). Mason (Shriner).

Connections

Married Zoe Kester, December 25, 1913.

father:
Franklin DeFord

mother:
Jane Isabelle (Clark) DeFord

spouse:
Zoe Kester