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air force officer.

Muir Stephen Fairchild, American air force officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart; Croix de Guerre (French); Italian War Medal; Order of Merit (Chile); Order of Condor of the Andes (Bolivia); Order of the Sun (Peru); Order of the Liberator (Venezuela).

Background

Fairchild, Muir Stephen was born on September 2, 1894 in in Bellingham, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harry Anson and Georgie Ann (Crockett) Fairchild.

Education

Student University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1913-1917, Air Corps Engineering School, Dayton, O., 1928-1929, Air Corps Tactical School, Montgomery, Alabama, 1934-1935, Army Industrial College, Washington, 1935-1936, Army War College, Washington, 1936-1937.

Career

1 daughter, Betty Anne (Mistress Ross Hamilton Calvert, Junior). Commissioned Second lieutenant, Aviation Section, Signal Officers’ Reserve Corps, January 1918. Promoted through the grades to general, May 1948.

Member Joint Strategic Survey Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1946. Member United States delegate Dumbarton Oaks Conference. Military advisor to the United States delegate San Francisco United Nations Conference.

Became commanding general The Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, January 1946. Vice chief of staff United States Air Force, since May 1948.

Membership

Member Joint Strategic Survey Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1946. Member United States delegate Dumbarton Oaks Conference. Member Kappa Sigma.

Connections

Married Florence Alice Rossiter, April.

father:
Harry Anson Fairchild

mother:
Georgie Ann (Crockett) Fairchild

spouse:
Florence Alice Rossiter