Online shopping from a great selection at books store. William billy mitchell (29 december 1879 – 19 february 1936) was a united states army general who is regarded as the father of the us air force  mitchell served in france during world war i and, by the conflict's end, commanded all american air combat units in that country. The son of wealthy senator john l mitchell (d-wi) and his wife harriet, william billy mitchell was born on december 28, 1879 at nice, france educated in milwaukee, he later enrolled at columbian college (present-day george washington university) in washington, dc.
John mitchell was a representative and a senator from wisconsin billy mitchell grew up in wisconsin and enlisted in the army in 1898 during the spanish-american war he served in cuba, the philippines, alaska and in europe in 1913, mitchell was promoted to captain and became the youngest officer to serve on the general staff. William (billy) mitchell high school in colorado springs, colorado, and billy mitchell elementary school in lawndale, california are named after him general mitchell was honored at his alma mater, the george washington university in washington, dc, with the naming of a large undergraduate residence building, william mitchell hall. General mitchell international airport covers 2,180 acres (880 ha) and has five asphalt and concrete runways ranging from 4,183 to 9,990 ft (1,463 to 3,045 m) a helipad measuring 100 by 100 ft (30 x 30m) is on the south side of the airport property.
Suggested for further reading: mitchell: pioneer of air power, by isaac don levine the billy mitchell affair, by burke davis and memoirs of world war i, by william mitchell this feature was originally published in the september 1997 issue of aviation history magazine. General mitchell international airport (iata: mke, brigadier general william billy mitchell on january 4, 1945, mitchell field was leased to the war department for use as a world war ii prisoner-of-war camp over 3,000 prisoners and 250 enlisted men stayed at the work camp. William lendrum “billy” mitchell was a united states army general and a major proponent for the creation of a united states air force a veteran of the spanish-american war and world war i, mitchell foresaw the need for a strong, flight-based military during the interwar period perhaps mitchell. On october 28, 1925, a young legal aide reported to a ramshackle warehouse at the foot of the capitol building in washington, dc he placed a stack of legal volumes on a scarred wooden table, then waited for the court-martial of army air service colonel william “billy” mitchell to begin.
(hardie's archive on billy mitchell establishes him as the premier chronicler of mitchell's life) george hardie was born in rockford, illinois, in 1912 and became interested in aviation as a boy by 1946, he had begun collecting materials related to aviation and airline models. William billy mitchell (29 december 1879 – 19 february 1936) was a united states army general who is regarded as the father of the us air force mitchell served in france during world war i and, by the conflict's end, commanded all american air combat units in that country after the war, he.
Billy mitchell grew up in wisconsin and enlisted in the army in 1898 during the spanish-american war he served in cuba, the philippines, alaska and in europe in 1913, mitchell was promoted to captain and became the youngest officer to serve on the general staff.
American aviator william “billy” mitchell was born in nice, france, in 1879, and grew up speaking french as well as he spoke english he joined the us army on the outbreak of the spanish-american war in 1898 and as a second lieutenant saw action against the guerrillas of emilio aguinaldo in the philippines. The general billy mitchell award, given to a cadet of the civil air patrol, the official auxiliary of the united states air force, has been in existence since 1964 in 1970, mitchell was invested in the international aerospace hall of fame.
The unnamed general in the classic world war ii movie a guy named joe who gives the deceased pilot his new assignment, was probably modeled after billy mitchell  1944: the united states navy named a troop transport as the uss general william mitchell (ap-114).