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Patrick, Mason M. (Mason Mathews), 1863-1942



  • Existence: 1863-1942

Biographical Note

Mason Mathews Patrick was born on December 13, 1863 in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He graduated from West Point in 1886 and from 1892 to 1895 he taught engineering there. Patrick was involved in anumber of engineering projects over the years, including as Chief Engineer for the Army of Cuban Pacification as well as river and harbor work in multiple U.S. locations.

In 1917, Patrick was sent to France for duty during World War I. He was appointed Chief Engineer of Lines of Communication for the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). In May 1918 he was appointed by General Pershing to command the combined Air Service of the AEF.

After World War I, Patrick served as Chief of the Air Service at rank of Major General. He retired from military service in 1927. Mason Mathews Patrick died on January 29, 1942 and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Army Air Corps Photographs

Identifier: 1993-12-02
Abstract The Army Air Corps Photographs of the 1923 Pulitzer Air Race is comprised of fifty-nine (59) black-and-white photographs primarily depicting the 1923 Pulitzer Air Race with nine (9) snapshots featuring the Sacramento Air Depot in 1940.

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