The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Francis Hopkins Griswold

Griswold, Francis Hopkins


* 5th of November 1904

† 11th of April 1989



1942-01-05 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1942-02-01 Major (Army of the United States)
1942-03-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1943-01-21 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-03-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-07-12 Major-General (Army of the United States)


1941-10-01 1942-02-22 Assistant Operations & Training (S-3) Officer, 4th Interceptor Command
1942-03-01 1942-10-18 Chief of Training Section, Fighter Division, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1942-10-19 1943-03-31 Chief of Fighter Division, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1943-04-01 1943-06-30 Chief of Fighter Section, Air Defense Branch, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1943-07-05 1944-07-31 Chief of Staff, 8th Fighter Command [United Kingdom]
1944-08-01 1944-10-17 Commanding General 8th Fighter Command [United Kingdom]
1944-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 2nd Bombardment Division [United Kingdom]
1945-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 2nd Air Division [United Kingdom]
1945-06-01 1945-07-15 Chief of Staff, 8th Air Force [United Kingdom - Okinawa]
1945-07-19 1945-08-11 Chief of Allied Liaison Section, 8th Air Force [Okinawa]
1945-07-28 1945-08-11 Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, 8th Air Force [Okinawa]
1945-08-12 1945-08-21 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations & Training (A-3), 8th Air Force [Okinawa]
1945-08-22 1945-09-11 Commanding General 301st Fighter Wing
1945-12-04 1946-07-30 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations & Training (A-3), Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1946-09-10 1948-09-07 Commanding General 20th Air Force
1948-09-20 1950-12-25 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Material, Headquarters US Air Force
1950-12-26 1951-06-17 Military Director for Requirements Management, Headquarters US Air Force
1951-06-18 1952-04-06 Military Director of Production & Requirements, Munitions Board
1952-04-27 1954-04-20 Commanding General 3rd Air Force [United Kingdom]
1954-05-03 1961-06-30 Vice Commanding General Strategic Air Command
1961-07-01 Commandant of the National War College
1964-07-XX Retired
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