The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Elwood Richard Quesada

Quesada, Elwood Richard


* 13th of April 1904

† 9th of February 1993


Nickname: Pete


1942-01-05 Lieutenant-Colonel (Temporary)
1942-03-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-08-03 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-12-11 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-01-23 Major
1944-03-28 Major-General (Army of the United States)


1937-06-XX 1938-06-XX Commanding Officer 1st Bombardment Squadron
1938-06-XX 1940-10-XX Technical Advisor to the Argentine Air Force
1940-10-XX 1941-07-XX Chief of Foreign Liaison Section, Intelligence Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941-07-XX 1942-04-XX Commanding Officer 33rd Pursuit Group
1942-04-XX 1942-12-XX Commanding Officer Philadelphia Air Defense Wing
1942-12-12 1943-03-XX Commanding General 1st Air Defense Wing [North Africa]
1943-04-XX 1943-10-XX Commanding General 12th Fighter Command [North Africa]
1943-04-XX 1943-10-XX Deputy Commanding General Northwest African Air Force [North Africa]
1943-10-16 1944-02-16 Commanding General 9th Fighter Command [United Kingdom]
1944-02-17 1944-04-XX Commanding General 9th Air Support Command [United Kingdom]
1944-04-XX 1945-04-XX Commanding General 9th Tactical Air Command [United Kingdom - France - Belgium - Germany]
1945-04-XX 1946-02-XX Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1946-03-01 1946-03-21 Commanding General 3rd Air Force
1946-03-21 1948-11-23 Commanding General Tactical Air Command
1948-11-XX 1949-08-XX Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff Reserve Affairs, Headquarters US Air Force
1949-10-XX 1950-03-XX Chairman of the Joint Technical Planning Committee for creation of a Joint Task Force to conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1950-03-XX 1951-06-XX Commanding General Joint Task Force 3 [Eniwetok Atoll]
1951-10-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon