Robert Chapin Candee

Military
United States Air Chiefs of the European Theatre of Operations stand with a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 97th Bomb Group. Left to right these are: Major-General Frank, Brigadier-General Ira Eaker, Brigadier-General Robert Candee, Brigadier-General Frank O'Driscoll Hunter, Major-General Karl Spaatz and Lieutenant-General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 2 Aug 1942.' [stamp] 'USA (BRI) CCC: STF.' [written annotation] and '213540.' [Censor no

Object Number - FRE 881 - United States Air Chiefs of the European Theatre of Operations stand with a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 97th Bomb Group. Left to right these are:...

Appointed 2LT, Cavalry in 1916 after graduating Cornell U. Detailed to Air Service in 1922. Following basic and advanced instruction, served as instructor at Advanced Flying School at Kelly AFB. In 1926, entered Air Corps Tactical School, followed by Command and General Staff School. Flight Instructor, Air Corps Technical School 1928-32. Completed Army War College, then Navy War College, then assignments in Hawaii and in Washington as leader of the Information Division in the office of Chief of the Air Corps. Commanding Officer, VIII Ground Air Support Command from May 1942 to 16 October 1943. Retired 30 June 1952.

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Died

23 June 1963

Born

Hinsdale, Illinois

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Date3 Mar 2020 22:11:11
Contributorbtrandolph
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photo album belonging to E Brewster Freeland, photographer with VII ASC (later Ninth AF) 1943-44

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:06
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth by Roger Freeman

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