The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Benjamin Wiley Chidlaw

Chidlaw, Benjamin Wiley


* 18th of December 1900

† 21st of February 1977



1941-09-08 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1941-12-24 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-03-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-11-02 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1945-04-09 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1947-10-01 Lieutenant-General (Air Force of the United States)


1939-10-02 1942-06-30 Chief of the Experimental Engineering Branch, Engineering Section, Air Corps Material Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1942-07-01 1943-06-30 Assistant Chief of Staff for Engineering, Air Material Command, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1943-07-01 1944-05-XX Chief of the Material Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff for Material, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1944-05-11 1944-09-08 Chief of Staff, 12th Tactical Air Command [Italy - France]
1944-09-09 1944-10-19 Commanding General 12th Fighter Command [Italy]
1944-10-19 1945-03-23 Commanding General 22th Tactical Air Command [Italy]
1945-03-24 1945-05-29 Commanding General 12th Air Force [Italy]
1945-03-24 1945-05-29 Commanding General Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces [Italy]
1945-06-20 1945-07-19 Deputy Director of the Air Technical Service Command
1945-07-11 1947-08-XX Deputy Commanding General for Engineering, Air Technical Service Command
1946-12-XX 1947-01-XX Acting Commandant of Army Air Forces Technical Training Command
1947-08-XX 1947-10-03 Deputy Commanding General for Research and Development, Air Material Command
1947-10-04 1949-08-31 Deputy Commanding General, Air Material Command
1949-09-01 1951-08-20 Commanding General Air Material Command
1951-08-25 1955-05-31 Commanding General Air Defense Command
1954-09-01 1955-05-31 Commander in Chief Continental Air Defense Command
1955-05-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon