The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Barney McKinney Giles

Giles, Barney McKinney


* 13th of September 1892

† 6th of May 1984



1940-12-30 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1941-04-25 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the Unired States)
1941-12-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-01-05 Colonel (Temporary)
1942-02-28 Brigadier-General (Army of the Unired States)
1942-09-09 Major-General (Army of the Unired States)
1944-04-28 Lieutenant-General (Army of the Unired States)
1946-06-30 Lieutenant-General (Retired)


1930-09-XX 1934-07-XX Chief Engineering Officer, Rockwell Air Depot, California
1934-09-XX 1935-06-XX Attending the Air Corps Tactical School
1935-07-XX 1936-07-XX Commanding Officer 20th Bombardment Squadron
1936-07-XX 1937-08-XX Operations Officer, 2nd Bombardment Group
1937-09-XX 1938-06-XX Attending the Command & General Staff School
1938-07-XX 1941-12-XX Chief of the Inspection Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941-12-XX 1942-02-XX Commanding Officer, 4th Air Service Area Command
1942-03-13 1942-07-XX Commanding General 4th Bomber Command
1942-07-22 1943-03-XX Commanding General 4th Air Force
1943-03-XX 1943-07-26 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Commitments & Requirements, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1943-07-27 1945-04-XX Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1944-05-XX 1945-04-XX Deputy Commanding General US Army Air Forces
1945-05-04 1945-10-XX Commanding General US Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean Area
1945-05-04 1945-10-XX Deputy Commanding General Army Strategic Air Forces Pacific
1945-10-XX 1946-06-30 Commanding General US Army Strategic Air Forces Pacific
1946-06-30 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon