Carl Andrew Spaatz

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Birthday
28, 1891
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 14, 1974 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1891
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 14, 1974 (83)

About

United States Army and Air Force general who served as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. He was appointed to this high-ranking position after serving in both World War I and World War II.

Before Fame

During World War I, he served with the thirty-first Aero Squadron in France, winning the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery.

Trivia

His prestigious military honors included the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Bronze Star.

Family Life

He was born Carl Andrew Spatz. His wife and daughters later persuaded him to add a second 'a' to his last name to make it pronounceable as 'Spahtz.'

Associated With

He and General Henry Arnold were both proponents of a large American Air Force.