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Brett, George Howard

Date of birth:
February 7th, 1886 (Cleveland/Ohio, United States)
Date of death:
December 2nd, 1963 (Orlando/Florida, United States)
Service number:
0-2764
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

George Brett reitred as an U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant General in 1946. He served in the Middel East, Dutch Indies, Australia and Panama.

7 June 1918: Temporary Major
?: Major
?: Lieutenant Colonel
?: Colonel
?: Brigadier General
1 October 1940: Major General
7 January 1942: Lieutenant General

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
1942
"For gallantry in action in air reconnaissance in the combat zone, Southwest Pacific Area, during the months of May, June and July 1942."
Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Southwest Pacific Area, General Orders No. 1
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
1942
Lieutenant General George Howard Brett (ASN: 0-2764), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War II.
War Department, General Orders No. 31
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
United States Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
1945
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"his broad grasp of military strategy and superior knowledge of air and ground tactics" and that "he succeeded admirably in impressing the republics of Central and South America with the importance and necessity of hemispheric solidarity, imbued them with American ideals, coordinated their use of arms and equipment and indoctrinated them with American training methods all of which fostered continued improvement in the relations between all America republics."
War Department, General Orders No. 115, 2nd award: Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
United States Army Airforce
Lieutenant General George Howard Brett (ASN: 0-2764), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during World War II. The skillful and zealous manner in which he has sought out the enemy and destroyed him, his devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Force of the United States.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
United States Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1943
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
In recognition of his services as commander of the air forces in the South-west Pacific.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
United States Army Airforce
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1943
"For wonderful collaboration with the Dutch armed forces."
Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With 1 Bronze Campaign Star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
United States Army Airforce
Aviation Badge

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