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Delbert L. Bristol
Born September 20, 1918
Died April 3, 1980
Place of birth Nebraska
Place of death Florissant, Missouri
Buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Commands held 10th Air Transport Brigade, 11th Air Assault Division
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards Legion of Merit
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon.svg European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal

Delbert L. Bristol (September 20, 1918 – April 3, 1980) served as an Aviation Artillery Officer attached to the II Corps during World War II and was the first such officer to create a Corps level Air Artillery staff.[1] His negotiations during the transition of the Army Air Corps into the United States Air Force assisted in the establishment of the Army's organic aviation efforts following the separation. He was inducted in the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1976.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Raines, Edgar F., Jr., “Eyes of the Artillery: The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in WWII”, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2000.
  2. Britsol, Delbert L., U.S. Army Aviation Association Page, http://www.quad-a.org/index.php/37-recognition/awardees/85-major-delbert-l-bristol

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