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Stratemeyer, George Edward (1890-1969)


Photograph of George E. Stratemeyer

U.S. Army. Via ibiblio.org

Stratemeyer was a pioneering Army aviator and protege of Arnold who commanded air units in Southeast Asia through most of the Pacific War.  He commanded the joint British-American Eastern Air Command before being promoted to lieutenant general and command of Army Air Forces, China, which consisted of 10 and 14 Air Forces. Postwar he commanded the American air forces in the Korean War.

Service record

1890     

Born at Cincinnatti, OhioKorean
1915-6
Second lieutenant
7 Division
1916-6
First lieutenant

1916-9

Pilot training
1917-5

Commander, Air Service Flying and Technical Schools
1917-8
Captain

1918-8
Major

1920

Commander, 10 Air Park
1924-8
     
Instructor, U.S. Military Academy
1929

Air Corps Tactical School
1930-6

Command and General Staff School
1932

Instructor, Command and General Staff School
1936-6
Lieutenant colonel
Commander, 7 Bombardment Group
1938

Army War College
1939

Chief, Training and Operations Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1940-3
Colonel

1941

Executive officer, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps
1941-8
Brigadier general     
1942-2
Major general Commander, Southeastern Air Corps Training Center, Maxwell Field, Alabama
1942-7     

Chief of the Air Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Army Air Forces
1943-7

Commander, India-Burma Sector
1943-12-15     

Commander, Eastern Air Command
1945-5
Lieutenant general
Commander, Army Air Forces, China
1946-3

Commander, Air Defense Command
1948

Commander, Continental Air Command
1949-4

Commander, Far East Air Force
1951-5

Suffers a severe heart attack
19521-31

Retires
1969-8-11

Dies


References

Air Force Link (accessed 2011-10-3)

Generals.dk (accessed 2011-10-3)

Pettibone (2006)



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