The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Ira Clarence Eaker

Eaker, Ira Clarence


* 13th of April 1896

† 6th of August 1987



1937-12-01 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1940-08-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-12-30 Colonel (Temporary)
1941-12-24 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-01-17 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-09-07 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1943-09-01 Brigadier-General
1943-09-13 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)
1944-12-01 Major-General


1937-07-XX 1940-11-XX Assistant Chief of Information Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941-01-16 1941-09-01 Commanding Officer 20th Pursuit Group
1941-08-XX 1941-09-XX Attached to the Royal Air Force
1941-09-18 1942-01-XX Commanding Officer West Coast Fighter Defenses
1942-02-23 1942-12-01 Commanding General 8th Bomber Command [United Kingdom]
1942-05-19 1942-06-18 Commanding General Headquarters Detachment, 8th Air Force [United Kingdom]
1942-12-01 1944-01-06 Commanding General 8th Air Force [United Kingdom]
1943-10-15 1944-01-06 Commanding General US Army Air Forces in the United Kingdom
1944-01-15 1945-03-24 Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
1944-01-15 1945-03-24 Commanding General US Army Air Forces, US Mediterranean Theater of Operations
1945-04-30 1947-06-15 Deputy Commanding General US Army Air Forces
1945-04-30 1947-06-15 Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1947-07-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon