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Air force officer

George William Goddard, British air force officer.


Goddard, George William was born on June 15, 1889 in Tunbridge Wells, England. Son of George William and Ellen Jane (Le Strange) Goddard.


Graduated from the United States Officers School Aerial Photography, Cornell, 1918. Doctor of Science Boston University, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Keuka College, 1956.


H. Enlisted as private, aviation section Signal Corps, 1917 and advanced through grades to brigadier general United States Air Force. Chief photographic officer Wright Field, Dayton, pioneering field of night photography, color, high altitude, stereoscopic photography, 1936, chief research and development engineering section Aerial Photographic Laboratory, 1945. Appointed photographic disarmament officer, Germany, 1945.

Duty with E.T.O.U.S.A., England, 1944. Temporary duty in Korea, 1950. Assigned director reconnaissance, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, Fontainebleau, France, 1952.

Retired 1953; assistant to president of Itek Corporation, Lexington, Massachusetts.


Clubs: Tavern (Chicago).


Married Elizabeth Hayes, May 8, 1943.

George William Goddard

Ellen Jane (Le Strange) Goddard

Elizabeth Hayes