Brigadier General William ("Billy") Mitchell: Highly Decorated American Pilot WWI. During inter-war period, Outspoken Proponent of Airpower. Critical of Navy's Unwillingness to accept Dangers of Attack From the Air. Despite proving his arguments by sinking warships during war games, he was court-martialed in 1925 & driven from military service. http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/-images/2007/05/20/4283/
General Billy Mitchell, who helped lead the military’s development and use of airpower at the beginning of the 20th century. General Mitchell was a professional soldier who served as an infantryman in the Spanish-American War and went on to achieve greater fame as an outstanding U.S. combat air commander during World War I.