Barney M. Giles

Military Person

1892 – 1984

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Who was Barney M. Giles?

Barney McKinney Giles was an American military officer who helped develop strategic bombing theory and practice. Giles stepped outside of established bomber doctrine during World War II to develop long-range capabilities for fighter aircraft in use by the United States Army Air Forces. Giles served as commanding general of the Fourth Air Force then as commander of the Twentieth Air Force in the Pacific Ocean Areas. In 1945 Giles was appointed honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI of the United Kingdom.

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Born
Sep 13, 1892
Mineola
Also known as
  • Barney Giles
  • Barney McKinney Giles
  • General Barney M. Giles
  • General Giles
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas A&M University–Commerce
Died
May 6, 1984
San Antonio
Resting place
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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