George G. Lundberg

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George G. Lundberg
Born George Godfrey Lundberg
October 19, 1892
Died January 1981
Nationality American
Occupation Pilot in the United States Air Force

Brigadier General George Godfrey Lundberg (October 19, 1892 – January 1981) was a pilot in the United States Air Force.

Education and early career[edit]

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's Economics program in 1917,[1] Lundberg was made a Second Lieutenant the following year while stationed at Fort Omaha, Nebraska.[2] By 1936, he had been made a Captain.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Lundberg later served as a Major[5] at the Middletown Air Technical Service Command in Pennsylvania where he was eventually named commander.[6] He was moved to Eighth Air Force in England during the Second World War.[6] He became known as the "chief airman" to Major General Edwin Forrest Harding of the 32nd Infantry Division, and offered a commendation to Harding's son.[7]

In February 1945, he was given command of Antilles Air Command in San Juan, Puerto Rico as a Colonel.[8] On April 7, 1947, he was named Base Commander of Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California.[9] He served as commander of the Pacific Overseas Air Material District until his retirement in 1949.[6]

Retirement[edit]

Following his retirement, he moved to Olean, New York and was appointed "Civilian Defense Chief" of the city the following year,[10] and oversaw the city's celebration of Armed Forces Day.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, 1917. pp. 572
  2. ^ University of Michigan, "Aircraft Journal", volume II, Jan-Jun 1918
  3. ^ United States Congress, "Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 74th United States Congress", 1936. pp 9929
  4. ^ United States Adjutant-General's Office, "Army List and Directory", 1936. pp. 353.
  5. ^ Air Corps War Dept, Air Corps Newsletter. pp. 11
  6. ^ a b c Biography of Brig. General George G. Lundberg
  7. ^ Anders, Leslie. "Gentle Knight: The Life and Times of Major General Edwin Forrest Harding", 1985. pp. 293
  8. ^ Maurer, Maurer. "Air Force Combat Units of World War II", 1983 pp. 455 ISBN 1-4289-1585-0
  9. ^ Diane Publishing, "Air Force bases", ISBN 1-4289-9316-9. pp. 447
  10. ^ Olean Times Herald, "General Lundberg's Appointment As City's Civilian Defense Chief Approved", July 26, 1950
  11. ^ Olean Time Herald, "Mammoth Parade To Start Celebration Of Armed Forces Day ", May 19, 1950