DeWitt Shy Spain – Brigadier General, United States Air Force

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Brigadier General DeWitt S. Spain. He was the Commander, 10th TRW, RAF Alconbury before Colonel James Kemp. General Spain may have died of cancer.

DeWitt Spain was born in 1919 and died in 1969.  While there is a small airport in Memphis, Tennessee, named for him, we can find no biograpical information within the United States Air Force biographies section.  The General's wife, Joan Kessler Spain (1924-1991) is buried with him.

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Hi Mr Patterson:

Brigadier General Dewitt S. Spain did not have a biography on file with either the Air Force Historical Research Agency or the Air Force Office of Press and Information (later Air Force Public Affairs).  So, we don't have any information him.

All that I found on the Internet was that he was a B-66 pilot and commanded RAF Alconbury. He may have opted to not furnish a biography when he was in service or he may have retired as a Reserve general officer (only active-duty retired officers are listed). We've placed more than 2,000 historical biographies on Air Force Link. If we don't have it, there's a good reason.

Sorry we were unable to help.
JANIE W.SANTOS
Chief, Information Products Branch
Air Force News Agency
203 Norton St. San Antonio TX 78226-1848


SPAIN, DE WITT

  • BG USAF
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/24/1919
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/28/1969
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 18
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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