The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Willis McDonald Chapin

Chapin, Willis McDonald


* 27th of July 1893

† 15th of October 1960

(Regular Army)


1937-07-19 Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-01-17 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-10-01 Colonel
1945-12-31 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1950-01-01 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1934-07-XX 1939-02-XX Senior Instructor, 240th Coast Artillery Regiment, Maine National Guard
1939-02-XX 1939-10-XX Anti-Aircraft Defense Commander, 4th Corps Area
1939-11-02 1942-06-20 Commanding Officer 73rd Coast Artillery Regiment
1942-09-01 1942-12-17 Commanding Officer 513th Coast Artillery Regiment
1943-01-07 1943-05-10 Chief of Anti-Aircraft Section, 5th Army [North Africa]
1943-05-11 1943-08-12 Attached to 45th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade
1943-08-13 1945-08-24 Commanding Officer 31st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade [North Africa - Italy - France]
1945-11-01 1946-02-23 Commanding Officer 28th Headquarter & Headquarter Detachment Special Troops, 1st Army [Germany]
1946-02-24 1946-04-14 Member of the Regular Army Interview Board
1946-04-16 1949-12-31 Senior Army Instructor, Officer Reserves, Maine
1949-12-31 Retired
Picture source: From: "The Michigan Alumnus, Volume 51, 1945"