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John Chilton Mcdonnell, American army officer. Member Society of the Cincinnati, S. R.


Mcdonnell, John Chilton was born on November 9, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Son of Eugene and Ann Smith (Chilton) Mcdonnell.


Bachelor of Science, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1908. Attended Air Corps Tactical School, 1932, Command and General staff schedul, 1933-1934.


Began in engineer corps Norfolk & Western R.R., 1909. Second in command Lieutenant, Cavalry, United States Army, 1912, rising to major, during World War. Commissioned colonel, 1937, brigadier general, 1910.

Entered Air Service, United States Army, 1915. Served with 1st Aero Squadron with General Pershing in Mexico, 1916-1917. Commander Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, 7th Aviation Instrs.

Center, Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Air Service commander, 3d Corps, 3d Army, Coblenz, Germany, during World War. Commander Phillips Field, Maryland., 1919-1921. Assistant professor military science and tactics, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921-1923.

Commander Clark Field, P.I., 1923-1925. Chief of personnel, Office of Chief of Air Corps, 1926-1930. Commander Wheeler Field, Hawaii, 1935-1937, 3d Attack Group, Barksdale Field, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1938-1939, 3d Bombardment Group, Savannah, Georgia, 1939-1940.

Commander 7th Pursuit Wing, United States Army Air Corps, Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York, December 1940-March 1941. Commanding general 1st Interceptor Command from March 1941.


Member Society of the Cincinnati, S. R. Clubs: Metropolitan, Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Dorothy Cobbs, November 18, 1933.

Eugene Mcdonnell

Ann Smith (Chilton) Mcdonnell

Dorothy Cobbs