Carl W. Connell (1890-1946)
Born on March 16, 1890 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Commissioned in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps in 1917. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1931 and the Army War College in 1937. Commanding Officer of 9th Bombardment Group 1937-1940.
Commanding Officer of Lorinquen Field (Puerto Rico) 1940-1941. Commanding Officer of Bangor (Maine) Air Base 1941-1942. Brigadier General in February 1942. Commanding General of Fifth Air Force Service Command 1942-1944, then Army Air Force Basic Training Center, Amarillo 1944-1945.
Reverted to Colonel in November 1945. Died on January 7, 1946
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