Blake, Gordon Aylesworth
Born: Sep 01, 1910 AD
Currently alive, at 105 years of age.
1910 - The son of George and Cecelia Blake was born in Charles City on the 1st of September. US air force general.
1927 - Graduated from high school there at Charles City, Iowa.
- Appointed into the U.S. Military Academy by the late Gilbert N. Haugen.
1931 - Graduated from U.S. Military Academy on 11th of June.
- Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps.
1932 - He completed Primary and Advanced Flying Schools.
1933 - Transferred to the Air Corps and was assigned with a pursuit squadron at Barksdale Field, Louisiana.
1934 - He entered the Signal School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.
- In June, he completed the Communications Officers' Course and was assigned as communications instructor at the Air Corps Technical School, at Chanute Field, Illinois.
1939 - Blake was communications officer of the 18th Composite Wing.
1941 - He acted as Communications Officer on the first land-based aircraft flight from Hawaii to the Philippines.
- On 7th of December, he was base operations officer at Hickam Field.
- Awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.
1962-1965 - Served as director of the National Security Agency (NSA).
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