The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Emil Charles Kiel

Kiel, Emil Charles


* 25th of September 1895

† 1st of December 1971



1940-12-30 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1941-12-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-01-05 Colonel (Temporary)
1942-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-04-27 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)


1937-08-13 1939-08-16 Commanding Officer 34th Attack Squadron
1939-09-XX 1940-06-XX Attending the Army War College
1940-08-05 1941-04-09 Attached to Operations & Training Division, War Department General Staff
1941-04-11 1941-12-01 Chief of Section 3, Plans Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941-12-15 1944-06-13 Chief of Staff, 4th Air Force
1944-06-14 1944-07-17 Commanding General 318th Fighter Wing
1944-07-18 1944-11-02 Chief of Staff, 4th Air Force
1944-11-11 1945-07-12 Deputy Commanding General for Administration, 8th Air Force [United Kingdom]
1945-07-13 1945-10-12 Chief of Staff, 8th Air Force [United Kingdom - Okinawa]
1945-10-13 1946-02-28 Commanding General 8th Fighter Command [United Kingdom]
1946-03-01 1946-12-01 Commanding General 40th Bombardment Wing [Germany]
1946-12-02 1947-01-02 Deputy Commander 12th Tactical Air Command [Germany]
1947-01-03 1947-08-31 President of Specially Appointed General Military Government Court, War Crimes Trials, Dachau [Germany]
1947-10-01 1948-08-25 Commanding General 3505th Air Force Base Unit
1947-10-01 1949-07-19 Commanding General Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
1948-08-26 1949-10-XX Commanding General 3310th Technical Training Wing
1949-07-20 1950-11-05 Commanding General Sheppard Air Force Base
1949-10-17 1950-11-08 Commanding General 3750th Technical Training Wing
1950-11-15 1953-06-XX Commanding General Caribbean Air Command
1953-07-XX Retired
Picture source: From "An illustrated history of Scott Air Force Base, 1917-1987" by Betty R. Kennedy, 1987