North Castle War Veterans

George Percey Bennett

Born: February 1894 In North Castle, NY
Died: November 25, 1978 In Danbury, CT
Sex: Male

George Percey Bennett was born in February 1894 (estimate) in North Castle, New York to parents John and Annie (maiden name unknown) Bennett.  As per the 1900 U.S. Census, they lived in North Castle.  He enlisted on December 13, 1917 at Fort Slocum, New York in the U.S. Army Air Service Signal Corp 2nd Training Brigade, Kelly Field, Texas until January 18, 1918.  Transferred to "20" [sic] Company, 2nd Regiment, Air Service, Mechanics.  He was promoted to Private First Class on May 1, 1918 and to Sergeant on October 19, 1918.  He served overseas from March 4, 1918 until June 29, 1919,  He was honorably discharged on July 12, 1919 on demobilization.

As per the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses, Sergeant Bennett lived in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Clara H. (maiden name unknown) and two sons and he was an estate engineer.

He died on November 25, 1978 in Danbury, CT.

New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-19, page #388.  Army serial #1268379.

Background photo provided by the United States Air Force Academy.