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army officer

Walter Glenn Kilner, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, 1919; Companion Order of St. Michael and St. George (British); Officer Legion of Honor (French). Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.


Kilner, Walter Glenn was born on July 8, 1888 in Shelby, New York, United States. Son of Charles Windsor and Mary Elizabeth Kilner.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, June 12, 1912. Transferred to Aviation section Signal Corps, 1915, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, Air Corps, 1938. Served with 1st Aero Squadron on Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.

Commander Aviation School, Mineola, Long Island, New York, March-October 1917. With American Expeditionary Forces in France, October 1917-January 1919, as organizer and commander United States Aviation Center at Issoudun, and in charge of training of flying personnel for the front. Executive officer Army Air Service, 1924-1925.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Cantonment Manual, 1917.


Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.


Married second, I. M. Givenwilson, October 10, 1924.

Charles Windsor

Mary Elizabeth Kilner

I. M. Givenwilson