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Air force officer

Frederick Mercer Hopkins, American air force officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster.

Background

Hopkins, Frederick Mercer was born on June 8, 1895 in New York City. Son of Frederick Mercer and Cora Belle (Collins) Hopkins.

Education

Student Columbia University, 1914-1917. Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1926. Graduate Air Corps Engineering School, 1932, Air Corps Tactical School, 1937, Command and General staff schedul, 1938.

Career

Commnd. Second lieutenant, C.A. Reserve, 1918, advanced through grades to major general United States Air Force, 1947. Command pilot, combat observer, aircraft observer. Director observation flying Air Corps Advanced Flying School, 1924-1925.

Assistant professor military science and tactics New York University, 1926-1930. Commandant Air Corps Engineering School, 1932-1936. Instructor Air Corps Tactical School, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1938-1940.

Chief, resources division, material and service Hdgrs. United States Army Air Corps, 1940-1945. Commanding general Army and Navy Forces, Iwo Jima, 1945-1946, 20th Air Force, Guam, 1946, Pacific Air Service Command and Far East Air Materiel Command, Manila and Fuchu, Japan, 1946-1947.

Deputy commanding general operations Air Materiel Command, Dayton, Ohio, 1947-1951. Retired, 1951. General campaign chairman, vice president Cleveland chapter Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, 1954-1955, president, general campaign chairman, 1956. Vice chairman commerce and industry division Cleveland Community Chest, 1953-1956.

Member Mayor’s Traffic Safety Committee, aviation sub-committee Cleveland Department Port Control, cadet selection board Civil Air Patrol.

Membership

Member Mayor’s Traffic Safety Committee, aviation sub-committee Cleveland Department Port Control, cadet selection board Civil Air Patrol. Fellow Institute Aero. Sciences (vice chairman Cleveland-Akron section 1954-1955), Ohio Chamber of Commerce (director), Scabbard and Blade, Arnold Air Society, Tau Beta Pi, Iota Alpha, Sigma Nu.

Clubs: Mid-Day, Union (Cleveland).

Connections

Married Henrietta Marsh, September 9, 1920. Children: Henrietta Marsh Hopkins Jernigan, Frederick Mercer.

father:
Frederick Mercer Hopkins

mother:
Cora Belle (Collins) Hopkins

spouse:
Henrietta Marsh

children:
Frederick Mercer Hopkins

Henrietta Marsh Hopkins Jernigan Hopkins