Retired Dec. 31, 1964. Died March 1, 1994.
Brigadier General Frank P. Corbin Jr. was born in 1907 in Morgantown, W.Va. Upon completion of grade school and high school in Morgantown, he attended West Virginia University for three years before entering the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., July 1, 1927.
After receiving his bachelor of science degree in June 1931 from the academy, the general completed required studies at West Virginia University in September 1931, receiving a bachelor of arts degree.
General Corbin's military career began in June 1931 when he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. After eight years in the regular Army, General Corbin was selected as one of four officers from the Army at large to attend law school for the purpose of qualifying for assignment to The Judge Advocate General's Department. He entered Columbia University Law School in 1939 and graduated with the degree of bachelor of laws in 1942.
After an assignment in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C., and as staff judge advocate of Army units in Europe, General Corbin was assigned to post-war Europe as staff judge advocate of the Third U.S. Army. In April 1946, the general was detailed as officer-in-charge of the War Crimes Branch, Dachau, Germany. In this position he was responsible for the war crimes trials of the Malmedy massacre case, Flossenburg concentration camp case, Mauthausen concentration camp case and numerous individual atrocity trials.
Upon his return to the Zone of the Interior later in 1946, General Corbin was assigned as legal adviser to the undersecretary of war.
General Corbin transferred to the Air Force in 1947 in the position of executive to the air judge advocate. In 1948 he was assigned to the Office of Secretary of Defense to assist the Hook Commission and in 1948 was assigned the Air Force representative on the Career Compensation Act of 1949.
In 1952, General Corbin was assigned as staff judge advocate, Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. In 1955 he was dispatched to the Department of Defense on temporary duty as Air Force representative on the 1955 Pay Incentive Act.
The general was reassigned in 1956 as staff judge advocate of the Far East Air Forces where he served until he assumed his present post of Air Training Command Staff Judge Advocate in July 1961.
General Corbin's hobbies include golf, woodworking, toy repair, hi-fi and television.