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army officer.

Walter Reed Weaver, American army officer. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Mason (Shriner).

Background

Weaver, Walter Reed was born on February 23, 1885 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Major General Erasmus Morgan and Leize (Holmes) Weaver.

Education

Educated Virginia Military Institute, 3 years. Bachelor of Science, Millitary Academy, West Point, New York. Student Harvard, 1924, Army Industrial College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1932-1933.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1908, advanced through grades to major general, 1941. Assigned to 11th Infantry and served at Fort D. A. Russell (now Francis E. Warren), Wyoming, 1908. Transferred to 28th International, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 1910.

With 24th Infantry, Philippines, 1912. With 15th Infantry, Tientsin, China, October 1914. Recruiting at Columbus Barracks, O., 1915.

With 22d Infantry, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 1916. Commandant of flying cadets, Wilbur Wright Field. Dayton, O., 1917; organized United States Army Aviation Mech.

School, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1917-1918. Chief of mechanic training div., Supply Group, Office of Director of Air Service, Washington, District of Columbia, 1919. Received flying training, 1920.

Pilot, technical observer, Kelly Field, Texas, 1921. Chief of property requirements div., Supply Group, Office of Chief of Air Service, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921. Commanding officer, Mitchel Field, New York, 1921-1923.

Commander, Boston Airport, 1923. Commander air depot, Middletown, Pennsylvania, 1925-1927. Commanding officer, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1927-1931.

Chief of plans div., Office of Chief of Air Corps, 1932, chief of information div., 1933. Representative Air Corps Procurement Planning, New York City, 1934-1935. Inspector, General Headquarters Air Force, Langley Field, Virginia, 1935, post executive, February 1936, commanding officer 1st Air Base, June 1936.

Commanding officer Langley Field, July 1937-1939. Commandant Air Corps Tactical School, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1939. Commanding general Southeast Air Corps Training Center, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1940.

Acting chief of Air Corps, Washington, District of Columbia, December 1941-March 1942. Commanding general of Army Air Forces Technology Training Command, Knollwood Field, North Carolina, March 1942-July 1943. Retired, 1944; assistant to president for aviation, Aviation Corporation of America Received Distinguished Service Medal, 1943.

Membership

Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Ker Johnson, September 30, 1911.

father:
Major General Erasmus Morgan Weaver

mother:
Leize (Holmes) Weaver

spouse:
Elizabeth Ker Johnson