Billy Mitchell

William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell ( born December 28, 1879 in Nice, † February 19, 1936 in New York City ) was an American general.

Billy Mitchell is considered the father of the United States Air Force. He is one of the most famous and controversial figures in American military aviation. He served during the Spanish- American War and during the Battle of St. Mihiel in the First World War. Mitchell has received numerous awards such as the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously or the Gold Congressional Medal of Honor at the suggestion of then-President Franklin Roosevelt.

Billy Mitchell is the only person after a fighter plane, the North American B -25 was named. 1955 put him Hollywood with the biopic "Damn silenced " a monument. In 1966 he was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.