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army officer.

George Howard Brett, American army officer. Member American Mission to arrange aid to Russia, 1941; Member Kappa Alpha. Decorations: D.S. M., Silver Star, Distinguished Service Medal with O.L.C., Distinguished Flying Cross.

Background

Brett, George Howard was born on February 7, 1886 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of William Howard and Alice (Allan) Brett.

Education

Electrical Engineer, Virginia Military Institute, 1909. Graduated from Army Air Corps Tactical School, 1928. Command and General staff schedul, 1930.

Army War College, 1936.

Career

Major General C. A. Devol, A.U.S., March 1, 1916. Children—Dora (Mistress Bachelor of Arts Schriever), Lucille (Mistress John Hart Tate), Devol. Commissioned Second lieutenant, Philippine Scouts, 1910.

Cavalry, 1911, aviation section, Signal Corps, 1916, promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, 1934. Brigadier general commanding 19th Wing, Albrook Field, Panama, 1936-1938. Brigadier general assistant chief Air Corps, chief, Material Division, Wright Field, O., 1938-1939.

On duty O.C.A.C., Washington, District of Columbia, October 1939. Appointed magazine general United States Army, October 2, 1940. Major general C.O. A.C., April 1941.

Lieutenant general, Air Corps, January 1942. Appointed deputy support commander unified command S.W. Pacific area, January 1942. Appointed commander all American troops in Australia, March 1942.

Commander-in-chief, Allied Air Forces in Australia, April 1942.

Membership

Member American Mission to arrange aid to Russia, 1941. Member Kappa Alpha. Decorations: D.S. M., Silver Star, Distinguished Service Medal with O.L.C., Distinguished Flying Cross. Clubs: Union, Panama Country (Panama).

Connections

Married Mary Devol, d. Children: Dora (Mistress.

father:
William Howard Brett

mother:
Alice (Allan) Brett

spouse:
Mary Devol

child:
Dora (Mrs Brett