Dale Durkee Hinman – Brigadier General, United States Army


LONG BEACH, California – December 27, 1949 – Brigadier General Dale D. Hinman, U.S.A., retired, died here yesterday in the Naval Hospital at the age of 58.

Born in Cherokee, Iowa, he served with the Army of Occupation in Germany during World War I and later was stationed in the Philippines.

He specialized in coast artillery until the advent of anti-aircraft weapons.  He received the Legion of Merit for his work as an anti-aircraft observer in London in 1941.  An Oak Leaf Cluster was added in 1944 for improvements he made in anti-aircraft weapons.  He served two years in England during World War II.

His retirement in 1944 was because of a heart ailment.  His home since then was in Whittier, California.


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