The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General LaVerne George Saunders

Saunders, LaVerne George


* 21st of March 1903

† 16th of November 1988


Nickname: Blondie


1942-01-05 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-03-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-12-25 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1947-02-28 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1940-01-XX 1942-XX-XX Commanding Officer 23d Bombardment Squadron [Hawaii]
1942-03-XX 1943-01-07 Commanding Officer 11th Bombardment Group [Hawaii - New Hebrides]
1943-01-08 1943-01-XX Commanding General 7th Bomber Command
1943-01-XX 1943-03-XX Chief of Staff, 7th Air Force [Hawaii]
1943-03-29 1943-08-25 Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1943-08-XX 1944-03-XX Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations & Training (A-3), 58th Bombardment Wing
1944-03-XX 1944-07-XX Commanding General 58th Bombardment Wing [India]
1944-07-06 1944-08-29 Commanding General 20th Bomber Command [India]
1944-08-29 1944-09-18 Attached to 20th Bomber Command [India]
1944-09-18 Badly injured in a B-25 crash in India; spent 2 ½ years in hospital
1947-02-28 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon