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Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lt Gen Harold L. George

(1917 - 1986)

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 1991 —

 
 
Lt Gen Harold L. George Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. Lt Gen Harold L. George Marker
Inscription.  Recognized as the "first leader of Airlift" He commanded the Air Corps ferrying command from April 1942 to June 1942 and its successor organization, The Air Transport Command from June 1942 to September 1946 in those position he directed the wartime movement of planes, passengers, and supplies from the United States to Combat units around the world. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz remarked in 1947 that Gen. George's masterful, diplomatic, and successful operation of the Air transport Command Gained [for] the Army Air Force an international reputation for the ability to accomplish the seeming impossible."
 
Erected 1991 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1942.
 
Location. 38° 32.398′ N, 89° 51.807′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Main Street just east of Symington Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. Gen Robert. Patterson (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker (here, next to this marker); Nancy Harkness Love (a few steps from this marker); Sgt John L. Levitow (a few steps from this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Air Refueling (a few steps from this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (a few steps from this marker); Air Mobility (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
Lt Gen Harold L. George Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. Lt Gen Harold L. George Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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