The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Curtis Emerson LeMay

LeMay, Curtis Emerson


* 15th of November 1906

† 1st of October 1990



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)
1943-09-13 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-09-28 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-03-02 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-05-02 Brigadier-General


1941-10-XX 1942-04-XX Operations Officer, 34th Bombardment Group
1942-04-XX 1942-06-XX Executive Officer, 306th Bombardment Group
1942-06-02 1943-05-18 Commanding Officer 305th Bombardment Group [United Kingdom]
1943-06-18 1943-08-XX Commanding Officer 4th Bombardment Wing [United Kingdom]
1943-08-XX 1943-09-13 Commanding Officer 4th Combat Bombardment Wing [United Kingdom]
1943-09-13 1944-06-21 Commanding General 3rd Bombardment Division [United Kingdom]
1944-08-29 1945-01-20 Commanding General 20th Bomber Command [India]
1945-01-20 1945-07-16 Commanding General 21st Bomber Command [Guam]
1945-07-16 1945-08-02 Commanding General 20th Air Force [Guam]
1945-08-02 1945-11-XX Chief of Staff, US Army Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific
1945-12-05 1947-10-09 Deputy Chief of Staff for Research and Development, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1947-10-20 1948-10-16 Commanding General US Air Forces in Europe
1948-10-19 1957-06-30 Commanding General Strategic Air Command
1957-07-01 1961-06-30 Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Air Force
1961-06-30 1965-01-31 Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Air Force
1965-02-01 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon