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George Platt Tourtellot, American army officer. Member Quiet Birdmen, Daedalians.


Tourtellot, George Platt was born on November 5, 1895 in Dows, Iowa, United States. Son of George Mason and Mary Eleanor (Platt) Tourtellot.


Educated Carroll College, 1915-1917. Army Flying School, 1917-1918. Air Corps Engineering School, 1928-1929.

Air Corps Tactical School, 1936-1937. Command and General Staff. School, 1939-1940.


I son, George Platt. Commissioned Second lieutenant Air Service, 1918. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1943. On duty in France and Germany with combat pursuit units, 1918-1919.

Commanding officer 75th Service Squadron, Wheeler Field, Hawaii. 1930-1933 and aeronautical inspector for Commerce Department. Aviation instructor, Michigan National Guard, 1938-1939.

Commanding officer 35th Pursuit Group, Hamilton Field, California, 1940-1941. Executive officer 2d Interceptor Command, Seattle, 1942. Commanding officer 111th Fighter Command, Drew Field, Florida, 1942.

Commanding general 24th Composite Wing, 1942-1944. Commanding general 72d Fighter Wing, Peterson Field, Colorado, 1944. Assigned to Headquarters A.A.F., Washington, District of Columbia, 1945.

Commander McDill Field, Florida until October 15, 1946. Commander Selfridge Field, Michigan, October 16-October 26, 1946. Rated combat pilot and combat observer.


Member Quiet Birdmen, Daedalians.


Married Peggy Leota Strane, April 23, 1921.

George Mason Tourtellot

Mary Eleanor (Platt) Tourtellot

Peggy Leota Strane