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Chalmers G. Hall
Colonel, United States Army
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Colonel C. G. Hall, 70,
Army Air Veteran

Pioneer In Military Aviaton Is
Dead - Survived Crash of
Shenandoah In 1925

Washington - January 5, 1946 - Colonel Chalmers G. Hall of the Army, retired, a pioneer in military aviation, who was a survivor of the crash of the airship Shenandoah over Alva, Ohio, in September 1935, died at Walter Reed Hospital yesterday of a heart attack.  His age was 70.

Born in North Wilksboro, North Carolina, Colonel Hall was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1897. During the first World War he organized four regiments of aviation motor mechanics.  Later he was in charge of airplane assembly and became Chief of Army Corps Procurement.

Colonel Hall also had served on several special details, such as Indian Agent for the Ute Tribe at White Rock, Utah, and Construction Quartermaster at Camp Castner, Hawaii, now part of Schofield Barracks.  He retired from the Army six years ago.

He leaves a widow, Mrs. Margaret McNeeley Hall; a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Walker, Jr. of New York, and a son, Chalmers G. Hall of Washington.

Burial will take place tomorrow in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Colonel Hall, who was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Cavalry after being graduated from the Military Academy, became an airship pilot and ballon observer.  He was graduated from the Army School of the Line in 1912, ArmyBalloon School, 1922; Navy Ground Course Rigid Airships, 1924; Navy Ground and Flying Course Rigid Airships, 2925; and the Army War College, 1928.


HALL, CHALMERS G
COL US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 01/03/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 4995
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HALL, MARGARET M WID/O CHALMERS G
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/21/1864
DATE OF DEATH: 03/06/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 4995 ES
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF CG HALL, COL USA


Posted: 28 July 2007
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