Col. Clark began his military career as a reserve officer in the US Third Cavalry at Ft. Myer, Virginia in 1936. He was under the command of Gen. Patton until the clavalry was disbanded. Gen. Patton went into the tank corps and Col. Coleman transferred to the U. S. Army Air Force. when WW II broke out,Captain Coleman was promoted to Major and transferred to the 8th AF Command in England. he was put in charge of the War Room theater which briefed incoming pilots on German Air Force tactics and aircraft types. After the war he decided to make the military his career. He was promoted to ful Col. and was ordered to Las Vegas in 1949 as the first base Commander. He retired in 1952
American Cpn Medal; Amer Defense erv Medal; EAME Medal; Victory Medal WW II; Pres. Unit Citation(8th AAF)
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8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...
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