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Robert James Dixon

consultant , officer , company executive , aerospace consultant , former air force officer , former aerospace company executive

Robert James Dixon, American aerospace consultant, former air force officer, former aerospace company executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal (4), Legion of Merit (2) United States; Distinguished Flying Cross (2) United States and United Kingdom; Legion of Honor France; recipient Collier trophy, 1978.

Background

Dixon, Robert James was born on April 9, 1920 in New York City. Son of William H. and Mary A. (Smith) Dixon.

Education

Graduate, Collegiate School, New York City, 1937. AB, Dartmouth College, 1941. Graduate, Air War College, 1959.

Career

Enlisted Royal Canadian Air Force, 1941. Translations United States Army Air Force, 1943. Advanced through grades to general United States Air Force, 1973.

Served as pilot European Theatre of Operations, World World War II, Korea. Vice Commander 7th Air Force, Vietnam, 1969-1970. Deputy chief staff personnel Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1970-1973.

Commander TAC Air Command, Langley, Virginia, 1973-1978. Retired, 1978; president Fairchild Republic Company, Farmingdale, New York, 1978-1981, chairman, 1982, retired, 1982.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Harriman (deceased). Married Lamana M. Kelly, July 19, 1958. Children: Kelly Lee, Thomas Fries, Roland Cahill, Mary Lucinda.

father:
William H. Dixon

mother:
Mary A. (Smith) Dixon

spouses:
Elizabeth Harriman

Lamana M. Kelly

children:
Kelly Lee Dixon

Thomas Fries Dixon

Roland Cahill Dixon

Mary Lucinda Dixon