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Arthur Edmond Easterbrook
Brigadier General, United States Army
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EASTERBROOK, ARTHUR EDMOND
(First Award)
First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army
Observer, 1st Aero Squadron, Air Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Edmonnd Easterbrook, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918.

Because of intense aerial activity on the opening day of the St. Mihiel offensive, Lieutenant Easterbrook, observer, and Second Lieutenant Ralph E. De Castro, pilot, volunteered to fly over the enemy's lines on a photographic mission without the usual protection of accompanying planes.

Notwithstanding the low-hanging clouds, which necessitated operation at an altitude of only 400 meters, they penetrated 4 kilometers beyond the German lines. Attacked by four enemy machines, they fought off their foes, completed their photographic mission, and returned safely.


EASTERBROOK, ARTHUR EDMOND
(Second Award)
First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army
Observer, 1st Aero Squadron, Air Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Edmond Easterbrook, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont and Varennes, France, October 8, 1918.

Lieutenant Easterbrook, with Lieutenant Erwin, pilot, successfully carried out a mission of locating our Infantry, despite five encounters with enemy planes. During these encounters he broke up a formation of three planes, sending one down out of control; killed or wounded an observer in an encounter with another formation; and sent a biplane crashing to the ground, besides driving away a formation of two planes and several single machines.



NOTE: His Father, Edmund P. Easterbrook, Colonel, United States Army and Chief of Army Chaplians is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

AE Easterbrook Graveiste PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
EASTERBROOK, ARTHUR E
B GEN AF
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/04/1893
DATE OF DEATH: 07/24/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3486
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
EASTERBROOK, ARTHUR EDWARD
CAPT 1ST LT USAF
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/15/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 11/29/1965
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3486 LE
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 1 October 2006
Distinguished Service Cross - 2 Awards