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Vincent James Meloy
Brigadier General, United States Air Force
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1933 - 1934 Student at the Air Corps Tactical School, Maxwell Field, Alabama
1934 - 1936 Student at the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1936 - 1939 Commanding Officer of the 20th Bombardment Squadron, Langley Field, Virginia
1938 Took part in the flight of six Y1B-17 bombers as an aircraft commander on a goodwill mission from Langley Field to Buenos Aires, Argentina - the mission garnered the 1938 Mackay Trophy for the entire 2d Bombardment Group in recognition of the 11,952-mile flight
1938 Flight Commander of three Y1B-17 bombers that intercepted the Italian ocean liner Rex 776 miles off the American coast during a highly publicized coast defense exercise (First Lieutenant Curtis E. LeMay served as lead navigator)
1938 Flight Commander of three Y1B-17 bombers on a goodwill mission from Langley Field to Bogota, Columbia
1939 Public Relations Officer, 1st Air Base Squadron and Langley Field, Virginia
1939 - 1940 Duty in the Office of the Chief of the Air Corps, Washington, D.C.
1940 - 1941 Commanding Officer of the 29th Bombardment Group (Heavy), Langley Field, Virginia; from 21.05.1940, MacDill Field, Florida
1941 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (G-3), Southeastern Air District, Tampa, Florida
1941 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (G-3), Third Air Force, Tampa, Florida
1941 Additional duty as Acting Chief of Staff, Third Air Force, Tampa, Florida
1941 Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel (A-1), Third Air Force, Tampa, Florida
1941 - Member of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
1943 Commanding Officer, later Commanding General of the Caribbean Wing, Air Transport Command, West Palm Beach, Florida
1943 Commanding General of the Africa-Middle East Wing, Air Transport Command
1943 - 1944 Commanding General of the North African Wing, Air Transport Command
1944 - 1946 Commanding General of Truax Field, Wisconsin
1946 Retired 


MELOY, VINCENT JAMES
BG USAF
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/08/1895
DATE OF DEATH: 12/10/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 887-5
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MELOY, SUE C WIDOW OF VINCENT JAMES
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/18/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 10/23/1972
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 887-S
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted:  17 May 2008
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VJ Meloy Gravesite PHOTO May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008