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  1. Mitch·ell, Billy
    IPA[ˌmiCH(ə)l]
    • 1. (1879–1936), US army officer; full name William Mitchell; born in France. An outspoken advocate of air power, he was court-martialed in 1925 for his criticism of the war and navy departments. As a civilian, he continued to preach the importance of air power in warfare.