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Wheeler, Raymond Albert (1885-1974)


Photograph of Raymond A. Wheeler

U.S. Army

"Speck" Wheeler was one of the most experienced engineers in the U.S. Army prior to being assigned to the Far East in 1941. He succeeded Stilwell as deputy commander of Southeast Asia Command after the latter was recalled in October 1944. (Stilwell's other titles as chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek and chief of Northern Combat Area Command went to Wedemeyer and Sultan.) Wheeler ended his career as chief engineer of the Army.

Service record

1885     
  born
1933
Colonel     
District Engineer, Rock Island, Illinois
1935

Chief Regional Engineer, Work Progress Administration, Chicago
1936

Delegate, Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses
1936

Army War College
1937

Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors
1940

Panama Canal
1941

Assistant Chief of staff (G-4), War Department
1941

Chief, U.S. Military Mission to Iraq, Iran and India
1942-2

Commander, General Services of Supply, China-Burma-India Theater of Operations
1943-8

Principle administration officer, SEAC
1944-10

Deputy commander, SEAC
1945-6-23

Commander, Burma-India Theater of Operations
1945-10-1     

Chief of Engineers
1949

Retires
1974

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2010-11-4)

Pettibone (2006)

Romanus and Sunderland (1953)


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