Frederick Leroy Martin, born in Liberty Indiana on November
26th 1882, graduated from Purdue University in 1908 and joined the 150th Company
in Washington D.C. He then attended the Coast Artillery School in Fort Monroe until January 1st, 1916.
He was moved to Hawaii and stationed at Fort Kamehameha until October 3rd 1917.
General Martin traveled to France on August 1918 and served the Supply Section in Paris until February 1919.
Back in the United States, he was assigned as an instructor for the Air Service Pilots School
until April 16th, 1921. He then attended the Air Service Pilots Schools and Bombardment school to June 30th,
He was then appointed as the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Air Service Around-the-World
Flight. He crashed into the side of a mountain in Alaska and was forced to relinquish command of the expedition on April 24th,
He then attended many schools including, Air Service Tactical School, Command and General
Staff School, and Army War College. He was then assigned as an Executive Officer in the Air Corps Material Division. He was
then assigned as a temporary major general on October 4th, 1940 in the Hawaiian Air Force.
died on February 23rd, 1954 and is buried in Arlington.