Lieutenant General
Delos C. Emmons
Born January 17, 1889
  • Huntington, West Virginia
Died October 3, 1965 (aged 72)
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Elena McKim Emmons
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Info
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px US Army
US Air Force Seal US Air Force
Years of Service 1909-1948
Rank 30px Lieutenant General
Personal Info

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Begin Date End Date
30th Infantry Regiment Officer June 11, 1901 July 1, 1916
37th Infantry Regiment Officer July 1, 1916 June 27, 1916
Western Department Air Officer July, 1917 December, 1917
Office, Chief Signal Officer Assistant Executive December, 1917 June, 1918
McCook Field, Engineering Division Assistant Chief December, 1918 1921
91st Observation Squadron Commanding Officer 1924 1927
Air Corps Tactical School Student 1932 1933
Command and General Staff School Student 1933 1934
18th Composite Wing (Hawaii) Commanding Officer March, 1934 July, 1936
Hawaiian Department Air Officer March, 1934 July, 1936
1st Wing Commanding General July, 1936 March, 1939
General Headquarters Air Force Commanding General March, 1939 June, 1941
Air Force Combat Command Commanding General June, 1941 December, 1941
Hawaiian Department Commanding General December 17, 1941 June, 1943
Western Defense Command Commanding General September, 1943 June, 1944
Alaskan Department Commanding General June, 1944 June, 1946
Joint Forces Staff College Commandant August, 1946 June 30, 1948

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet, USMA June 15, 1905
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant June 11, 1909
O-2 1st Lieutenant June 1, 1916
O-3 Captain May 15, 1917
June 27, 1917
O-4 Major (Temp.) June 3, 1918
O-3 Captain August 23, 1918
O-4 Major July 1, 1920
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel May 26, 1934
O-6 Colonel (Temp.) March 2, 1935
O-7 Brigadier General (Temp.) US Army June 16, 1936
O-8 Major General (Temp.) US Army March 1, 1939
O-7 Brigadier General US Army May 31, 1941
O-8 Major General US Army August 23, 1941
O-9 Lieutenant General US Army
O-10 General US Army

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Command Pilot Wings

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal
Mexican Border Service Medal World War I Victory Medal American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal