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Edward  M.  Haight  
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  Rank, Service
Colonel O-6,  U.S. Air Force
  Veteran of:
NY NG 1916-1917
Aviation Section, USASC 1917-1918
USAAS 1918-1923
USAASR 1923-1926
USAACR 1926-1940
USAAC 1940-1941
USAAF 1941-1947
USAF 1947-1954
Mexican Border 1917
WWI 1917-1918
WWII 1941-1945
Cold War 1945-1954
  Tribute:

Edward Haight was born on May 30, 1896, in Astoria, Long Island, New York. He enlisted in the New York National Guard on June 21, 1916, and was activated for Mexican Border service from October 27, 1916, to August 22, 1917. Haight next transferred to the Aviation Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps for flight training on August 23, 1917, and was commissioned a 1st Lt and awarded his pilot wings on April 13, 1918. Lt Haight joined the 139th Aero Squadron in France in April 1918, and was credited with the destruction of 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat during September and October 1918. After the war, he served at Kelly and Brooks Fields, Texas, until leaving active duty and joining the U.S. Army Air Service Reserve on November 6, 1923. Maj Haight returned to active duty on September 3, 1940, and served at Randolph Field, Texas, until February 1942. He served as Air Attache to Honduras and Guatemala from April 1942 to August 1943, and then served as commanding officer of the 30th Air Service Group at Wright Army Air Field, Georgia, in England, and then in France, from October 1943 to February 1945. His next assignment was as a Military Governor on Occupation Duty in Germany from April 1945 to January 1947. After a tour with Headquarters U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon, Col Haight took a demotion to the rank of Master Sergeant on January 11, 1950, in order to complete 30 years of service. He served with the School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph AFB, Texas, from January 1950, until his retirement as a Colonel on May 1, 1954. Edward Haight died on December 5, 1975.

  




 


 

 
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