George, Harold Huston

George, Harold Huston

(1892–1942) aviator; born in Lockport, N.Y. A World War I "ace," he commanded U.S. air mail stations during the 1930s and in 1941 took command of U.S. air forces in the Philippines, where he directed the air defense of Manila, Bataan, and Corregidor. He escaped the islands with MacArthur and was killed in a ground accident shortly after his arrival in Australia.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.