March 30, 2015

General Frank F. Everest


General Frank F. Everest
1904-1983
Formal Evening Dress Uniform

General Everest graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1928 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery.  He then entered Primary Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas, graduating in 1929.  After service in Hawaii, Everest was assigned to Army Air Forces Headquarters in August of 1941.  He was posted to the Pacific Theater in 1942, serving as commander of the 11th Heavy Bomb Group at New Hebrides Islands and Guadalcanal and then Army air officer on the staff of the commander of the South Pacific Theater.  Everest returned to Headquarters of the new Air Corps in 1944 and was then designated Air Force member of the Joint Staff Planners of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1946.  He was then made commander of the Yukon Sector of the Alaskan Air Command before joining the Atomic Energy Commission in 1950.  The following year, Everest became commanding general of the Fifth Air Force, Far East Forces, in Korea.  In 1954, he was named deputy chief of staff for operations at Air Force Headquarters.  Everest was assigned as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and promoted to a full general in 1957.  He returned to the United States as commander of the Tactical Air Command in 1959, retiring 1961.