The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Jesse Auton

Auton, Jesse


* 1st of December 1904

† 31st of March 1952



1942-01-05 Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-08-18 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1943-03-13 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-03-02 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-01-31 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1949-04-02 Colonel
1951-09-27 Brigadier-General (Air Force of the United States)


1941-09-01 1942-01-XX Commanding Officer 20th Pursuit Group
1942-08-XX 1943-01-XX Commanding Officer 20th Fighter Group
1943-01-16 1943-04-11 Commanding Officer San Francisco Air Defense Wing
1943-04-XX 1943-06-04 Commanding Officer 4th Air Defense Wing
1943-06-04 1943-09-06 Executive Officer, 4th Air Defense Wing [United Kingdom]
1943-09-06 1945-07-29 Commanding Officer 65th Fighter Wing [United Kingdom]
1945-10-XX 1946-05-XX Deputy Commanding General US Army Air Forces Technical Training Command
1945-10-XX 1946-05-XX Chief of Staff, US Army Air Forces Technical Training Command
1946-05-XX 1946-11-XX Commanding Officer Williams Field, Arizona
1946-11-XX 1947-01-XX Chief of the Personnel Welfare Board, Training Command
1947-XX-XX Attending the Armed Forces Staff College
1947-06-XX 1948-10-XX Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Air Transport Command
1948-11-09 1949-01-20 Commanding Officer 313th Troop Carrier Wing [Germany]
1949-03-XX 1950-05-XX Commanding Officer Goose Bay Air Base, Labrador
1950-05-XX 1952-03-31 Chief of the Fighter Division, Strategic Air Command
1952-03-31 Killed in an air crash, Nebraska
Picture source: Courtesy of Robert Snow