Victor Leon Reddle – Captain, United States Army Air Corps

From a contemporary press report:

Victor Leon Reddle, 81, a mechanical engineer who retired in 1989 after 26 years' service with the Central Intelligence Agency's National Photographic Interpretation Center, died of cancer April 17, 2001,  at home in Leesburg, Virginia.

Mr. Reddle was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Frederick. During World War II, he was a fighter, gunnery and instrument pilot instructor in the Army Air Forces. He  graduated from George Washington University in 1949 with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked for several research firms as a design engineer before beginning his federal service in 1963. He had received a Presidential Award.

His first wife, Jessie Lee May Reddle, died in 1965.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Frances Eades Reddle of Leesburg; four children from his first marriage, Bruce Reddle of Pearl City, Hawaii, Kenneth Reddle of Front Royal, Katherine Reddle of Reston and Jean Reddle of Arlington; three stepdaughters, Patricia Lawall of Annandale, Tina Moore of Falls Church and Theresa Parkinson of Leesburg; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A stepson, Charles E. Perkinson, died in 1997.


 On Tuesday April 17, 2001 in Leesburg, VA. He is survived by his wife, Frances E. Reddle, of Leesburg, VA. He is also survived by two sons; five daughters; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild. Friends may call on Friday, April 20, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. at COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME OF LEESBURG, 201 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2001, 10:45 a.m. at the Ft. Myer Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery.

Read our general and most popular articles

Leave a Comment