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General Carl McNair
General Carl H. McNair, Jr. —The US Army's first chief of its aviation branch.
Gen. McNair, a highly decorated master aviator, flew more that 4,500 hours during his career, almost 1,500 hours in combat. McNair was named to the Army Aviation Hall of Fame and a DIstinguished Graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, an honor bestowed on fewer than one hundred graduates.
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