Martin F. (Mike) Scanlon, 90, a retired Air Force brigadier general who was a vice president of Republic Aviation, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 26 at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
Gen. Scanlon was a native of Scranton, Pa., and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the infantry in 1912. He took part in the Vera Cruz occupation and during World War I participated in the St. Michael and Argone operations with the Army Air Service.
He commanded Bolling Field from 1919 to 1922, and again for a year during the 1930s. His other duties between the wars included that of assistant military attache for air at the U.S. Embassy in Rome from 1924 to 1927, and in London from 1929 to 1933 and from 1936 to May 1941.
During World War II, Gen. Scanlon served for a time in the Southwest Pacific and later commanded training wings in the States.
He joined Republic Aviation as director of export and vice president in 1948. He retired in 1957.
his decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and Air Medal.
Gen. Scanlon was a member of the Army and Navy, F. Street, Metropolitan, National Aviation, and Burning Tree Country clubs. He was an Early Bird and member of the Order of the Daedalions.
He leaves no immediate survivors.