Air Force Officer, Deceased Person
1896 – 1971
Who was Kingman Douglass?
Kingman Douglass was born April 16, 1896, in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of William Angus Douglas Sr. and Eliza Kingman. He was educated at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and Yale University.
During World War I, Kingman Douglass served as a pilot with the 91st Aero Squadron, engaged in aerial observation and photographic intelligence. As such he was commended for bravery in action on October 31, 1918.
On December 16, 1922, Kingman Douglass married Helen Field James, the daughter of Howard James and Sophie Ayers. The couple had three sons: Abner Kingman Douglass, Howard James Douglass and William Angus Douglass. They were later divorced.
Douglass went into military service in World War II: serving as the senior US Army Air Corps intelligence liaison officer assigned to the British Air Ministry and in the Allied Intelligence Group in the Pacific Theater.
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