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Billy Mitchell

AKA William Lendrum Mitchell

Born: 28-Dec-1879
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: 19-Feb-1936
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Influenza
Remains: Buried, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Proponent of air power

Military service: US Army Signal Corps (Spanish-American War); US Army Air Corps (WWI, Brig Gen.)

Father: John L. Mitchell (US Senator)
Wife: Caroline Stoddard (m. 2-Dec-1903, div. 1922, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Harriet
Daughter: Elizabeth
Son: John Lendrum III
Wife: Elizabeth Trumbull Miller ("Betty", m. 11-Oct-1923, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Lucy
Son: William, Jr.

    University: Columbian College

    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Congressional Gold Medal (posthumously)
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Insubordination 1925 (convicted)

Author of books:
Winged Defense (1925)
Skyways (1930)


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