The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Willis Henry Hale

Hale, Willis Henry


* 7th of January 1893

† 24th of March 1961



1936-06-16 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1939-06-12 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-03-01 Colonel (Temporary)
1941-10-14 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-01-15 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-06-15 Major-General (Army of the United States)


1935-03-10 1936-08-13 Executive Officer, 2nd Wing
1936-09-XX 1937-06-XX Attending the Army War College
1937-08-10 1938-07-10 Executive Officer, 19th Wing [Panama]
1938-07-11 1939-08-08 Commanding Officer 16th Pursuit Group [Panama]
1938-09-10 1939-08-08 Commanding Officer Albrook Field, Panama Canal Zone
1939-08-12 1940-12-16 Inspector-General, General Headquarters Air Force
1940-12-20 1941-04-09 Chief of Staff, Southeast Air District
1941-04-09 1941-07-02 Chief of Staff, 3rd Air Force
1941-07-05 1941-10-28 Air Corps Member of the Joint Planning Group, Defense of Northeastern Brazil
1941-12-16 1941-12-31 Commanding General 3rd Interceptor Command
1942-01-29 1942-06-19 Commanding General 7th Bomber Command
1942-06-20 1944-04-15 Commanding General 7th Air Force
1944-04-27 1945-12-04 Commanding General, Air, Forward Areas, Central Pacific (Task Force 59)
1944-12-05 1945-02-26 Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, US Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean Area
1945-02-27 1945-05-03 Commanding General US Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean Area
1945-05-04 1945-05-31 Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, US Army Air Forces Pacific Ocean Area
1945-07-06 1947-10-21 Commanding General 4th Air Force
1947-11-13 1949-09-06 Commanding General Caribbean Air Command
1949-10-20 1950-07-XX Commanding General 9th Air Force
1950-07-17 1950-12-XX Commanding General 1st Air Force
1950-12-14 1952-02-18 Commanding General Continental Air Command
1952-10-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon