Augustus F. Gearhard
|Augustus F. Gearhard|
April 18, 1893|
|Died||March 19, 1974(aged 80)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
Gearhard originally joined the United States Army in 1918 and was deployed overseas to take part in World War I. During World War II he served with the V Fighter Command, the Fifth Air Force, and the Far East Air Force. Following the war he was named chaplain of the Air Defense Command. Gearhard transferred to the Air Force upon its establishment in 1947. In 1949 he was named chaplain of the United States Air Forces in Europe before becoming Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the Air Force in 1950.