The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Joseph Cowles Mehaffey

Mehaffey, Joseph Cowles


* 20th of November 1889

† 18th of February 1963

(Regular Army)


1935-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-01-01 Colonel
1942-06-20 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-05-27 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-06-30 Termination of rank Major-General (Army of the United States)
1948-01-24 Brigadier-General
1949-12-01 Major-General (Retired)


1935-06-25 1938-09-08 Executive Assistant to the Chief of Engineers
1938-09-09 1939-06-20 Attending the Army War College
1939-07-01 1940-11-01 Commanding Officer 1st Engineers Battalion
1939-07-01 1940-11-01 Commanding Officer Fort DuPont, Delaware
1940-11-XX 1941-09-11 Corps Engineer, I Corps
1941-09-16 1944-05-15 Engineer of Maintenance, Panama Canal
1944-05-16 1948-05-07 Governor of the Panama Canal
1948-07-05 1949-11-30 Division Engineer, Ohio River Division
1949-11-30 Retired
Picture source: From: "The Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers : the history of a central command" by Leland R. Johnson, 1992