The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Haywood Shepherd Jr. Hansell

Hansell, Haywood Shepherd Jr.


* 28th of September 1903

† 14th of November 1988


Nickname: Possum


1942-01-05 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1942-02-01 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-03-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-08-10 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-12-31 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1941-08-29 1942-03-09 Chief of the European Branch, Air War Plans Division, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1942-03-10 1942-07-12 Member of the Joint Strategy Committee, Strategy & Policy Group, Operations Division, War Department General Staff
1942-08-27 1942-12-03 Officer in Charge of Air Section, European Theater of Operations US Army
1942-12-04 1942-12-31 Commanding General 3rd Bombardment Wing [United Command]
1943-01-01 1943-06-15 Commanding General 1st Bombardment Wing [United Kingdom]
1943-06-16 1943-06-30 Member of the Planning Committee, Chiefs of Staff, Supreme Allied Command
1943-07-01 1943-10-22 Member of the Tactical Air Force Planning Committee
1943-08-01 1943-10-22 Commander in Chief Allied Expeditionary Air Force
1943-11-XX 1944-04-06 Chief of the Combined & Joint Staff Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1944-04-06 1944-08-20 Chief of Staff, 20th Air Force
1944-04-06 1944-08-20 Air Planner, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1944-08-28 1945-01-20 Commanding General 21st Bomber Command
1945-02-15 1945-02-25 Commanding General 38th Flying Training Wing
1945-06-XX 1945-09-XX Attached to Headquarters Air Transport Command
1945-09-30 1946-01-14 Commanding General Caribbean Wing, Air Transport Command
1946-07-01 1946-08-18 Commanding General Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command
1946-12-31 Retired
1951-07-15 Recalled
1951-07-16 1952-04-02 Chief of Mobilization Division, Directorate of Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters US Air Force
1952-04-02 1953-04-XX Assistant for Mutual Security, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters US Air Force
1953-04-XX 1955-05-01 Senior Air Force Member, Military Studies & Evaluations Division, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Office of the Secretary of Defense
1955-05-01 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon