Jr. BOURNE, American Major, United States Marine Corps.
BOURNE, Jr. was born on October 7, 1891 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Louis M. and Emily (Battle) Bourne.
University of N. Carolina. United States.N.A.; United States.M.C., School of Application, 1915. United States Naval Aviation Training course, Pensacola, Florida, 1921.
Army Air Corps Tactical School.
Served as Junior Officer, United States Ship Brooklyn, United States Asiatic Fleet, 1915-1918. Commanding Officer, Marine Det., United States Ship Helena. Commander, 138 Company, Second Battalion, United States.M.C., March-June 1918, 82 Co, Sixth Marines, Belleau Woods, June 1918, 84 Company, Sixth Marines, St. Mihiel Offensive, September 1918.
Second in Command, Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, Mountain. Blanc, Champagne, October 1918. Assumed command, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, 1918.
Command, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, with Army of Occupation. Appointed Naval Aviator, Quantico, Virginia., 1922. Command, Marine Aviation, Haiti, 1922-1924, Nicaragua, 1928-1929.
Second Lieutenant, United States M.C., 1913, First Lieutenant, and Captain, 1917, Major, since 1927. Executive Officer, Marine Flying Field, Quantico, Virginia. Awarded ribbon with four stars and fouragere for service in France, Distinguished Flying Cross for service in Nicaragua.
Clubs: Army, Navy and Marine Corps Country (Washington, District of Columbia), Caterpillar.