The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General James Eugene Chaney

Chaney, James Eugene


* 16th of March 1885

† 21st of August 1967



1932-02-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1936-12-24 Colonel
1940-01-01 Brigadier-General
1940-10-01 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1947-07-31 Major-General (Retired)


1932-01-XX 1932-06-01 Technical Advisor to US Delegation to Disarmament Conference Geneva
1932-06-20 1935-05-01 Chief of Plans Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1934-07-17 1938-07-16 Assistant Chief of the Air Corps
1935-05-17 1938-07-16 Commanding Officer Air Corps Training Center, Randolph Field, Texas
1938-09-02 1939-05-09 Commanding Officer Mitchel Field, New York
1939-05-10 1939-06-20 Member of the US Military Mission to Brazil
1939-06-23 1940-03-14 Commanding Officer Mitchel Field, New York
1940-02-26 1940-10-XX Commanding General Air Defense Command
1940-10-XX 1940-11-XX Temporary duty as a special military observer in England
1940-11-XX 1941-05-01 Commanding General, 1st Air Force
1941-05-19 1942-01-07 Commanding General US Special Observer Group London
1942-01-08 1942-06-08 Commanding General US Army Forces in United Kingdom
1942-06-08 1942-06-20 Commanding General US European Theater of Operations
1942-07-23 1943-05-XX Commanding General 1st Air Force
1943-05-XX 1944-04-XX Commanding General Army Air Force Basic Training Center & Technical School
1944-04-XX 1944-10-XX Commanding General US Army Air Forces Western Technical Training Command
1944-09-XX 1944-11-XX Chief of US Delegation, Joint Anglo-American Mission to Portugal
1944-12-02 1945-07-31 Commanding General Army Garrison Force 86 [Iwo Jima]
1945-08-XX 1945-09-XX Commanding General Western Pacific Base Command
1945-09-XX 1946-XX-XX Member of the Secretary of War's Personnel Board
1946-XX-XX 1947-07-31 President of the Secretary of War's Personnel Board
1947-07-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon