MAJOR GENERAL THOMAS JAMES HANLEY JR.
Died March 01,1969
Thomas James Hanley Jr., was born at Coshocton, Ohio, in 1893, the third of six children of Thomas J. Hanley Sr., who had come to the United States from Ireland, and the former Miss Mary Margaret O'Connor at Cresson, Pa.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry June 12, 1915.
His first assignment was with the 23rd Infantry at Texas City, Texas. In August 1916, he was detailed to the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps and entered the Signal Corps Aviation School at San Diego, Calif. After graduating from flying school the following April, he was assigned to the First Aero Squadron at Columbus, N.M., and a month later transferred to Kelly Field, Texas, where he served successively with the 5th and 19th aero squadrons.
MAJOR GENERAL JAMES E. CHANEY
James Eugene Chaney was born at Chaney, Md., in 1885, the son of Dr. Thomas W. Chaney. He attended Baltimore City College for three years and was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., June 16, 1904. Upon graduation Feb. 14, 1908, he was appointed a second lieutenant of Infantry.
He first served with the 9th Infantry at Fort Sam Houston, Texas to February 1910; then detached service in Europe, Africa and Asia to July 1910. He next served with his regiment at Iloilo, Philippine Islands, to June 1912. he returned to the U.S. to became instructor in modern languages at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. until July 1914. In September 1914, he joined the 30th Infantry at the Presidio of San Francisco, Calif.
He served with the 25th Infantry at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii to September 1917, when he was detailed in the Air Service and returned to the U.S. He was stationed at Chanute Field, Ill., until November 1917; became commandant of the School of Military Aeronautics, Columbus, Ohio to June 1918; and executive officer, Operations Section, Office of the Director of Military Aeronautics, Washington, D.C. to August 1918.
He sailed for Europe in August 1918, where he served at Air Service Headquarters Service of Supplies, to September 1918; with the Coordination Staff, Headquarters of the Chief of Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces, to October 1918; and in the Office of the Chief of Air Service and executive officer, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces to February 1919. He commanded the airdrome at Cablenz, Germany to April 1919 and served in the Office of the Air Service Commander, Third Army, at Coblenz, Germany to June 1919. He then commanded the Air Service Production Center at Romerantin, France to August 1919 and was U.S. aviation officer, Provisional District of Great Britain to October 1919.
He was appointed assistant military attach for aviation at Rome, Italy in October 1919, where he served until June 1924. In the summer of 1924 he was assigned to duty at Langley Field, Va., to October 1924. He attended the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., completing the course as an honor graduate in June 1926. He was commandant of the Air Corps Primary Flying School, Brooks Field, to March 1928, and commandant of the Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Kelly Field, Texas, to June 1930.
MAJOR GENERAL FOLLETT BRADLEY
Retired May 01,1944 Died August 04,1952
Follett Bradley was born in Omaha, Neb., in 1890. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with a bachelor of science degree on June 4, 1910, and was commissioned an Ensign. He served in the Navy until Jan. 24, 1912, when he accepted a commission as second lieutenant of Field Artillery, U.S. Army.
His first assignment was with the 6th Field Artillery at Fort Riley, Kan. A pioneer in aviation, as far back as 1912, he participated on several flights in an early Wright biplane at Fort Riley developing aerial spotting techniques for field artillery fire coordination. In June 1914, he accompanied his regiment to Laredo, Texas, was promoted to first lieutenant and detailed to the Ordnance Department. The following year he was ordered to the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N.J., to attend the Ordnance School of Application.
In 1916 he learned to fly at Mineola, Long Island, N.Y. He was promoted to captain on May 15, 1917, and in August 1917 was ordered overseas, serving under the Air Commander, American Expeditionary Forces, Zone of Advance, connected with the armament of airplanes and aerial gunnery. During his service overseas, he piloted Curtiss, Nieuport, Spad and DeHaviland type airplanes. On Nov. 26, 1917, he received the rating of Junior Military Aviator.