Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989

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Birth 1896-07-09
Death 1989-12-17
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Biographical notes:

Albert C. Wedemeyer (b.1897 d.1989) graduated United States Military Academy (1919); served in the 29th Infantry (1920-1922); the 31st Infantry, later 57th Infantry, Philippine Islands (1923-1925); 12th Infantry, (1925-1927); District of Washington (1927-1930); 15th Infantry, Tientsin, China (1931-1932); Intelligence Division, G-2 War Department General Staff (1936); 29th Infantry (1939); 94th Antitank Battalion (1940); Training Section, Office of the Chief of Infantry (1940-1941); Plans Division, General Staff, War Department (1941-1942); Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Division (1942-1943); Deputy Chief of Staff, Southeast Asia Command (1943-1944); Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces, Chinese Theater of Operations, and Chief of Staff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (1944-1946); commanding general, Second Army (1946-1947); Special Envoy of the President of the United States to China (1947); director, Plans and Operations Division, later, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Combat Operations, General Staff, War Department, (1947-1949); commanding general, Sixth Army (1949-1951); and retired from military service (July 1951).

From the description of Albert C. Wedemeyer papers, 1938-1973. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 54111034

Air Force officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Albert C. Wedemeyer : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597582

General, United States Army; chief, Strategy and Policy Section, Operations Division, General Staff, 1942-1943; deputy chief of staff, Combined Anglo-American Southeast Asia Command, 1943-1944; commanding general, United States Forces, China Theater, and chief of staff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, 1944-1946; special envoy to China and Korea, 1947.

From the description of Albert C. Wedemeyer papers, 1899-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871989

Biographical Note

  • 1897, July 9: Born, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1918: Commissioned Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army
  • 1919: Graduated from United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
  • 1919 - 1922 : Assigned to Infantry School and 29th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia
  • 1920: Promoted to First Lieutenant
  • 1922 - 1923 : Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General Paul B. Malone at Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • 1923 - 1925 : Served with the 31st Infantry and 57th Infantry, Philippine Islands
  • 1925 - 1930 : Assigned to 12th Infantry, Fort Washington, Maryland
  • 1927 - 1930 : Aide-de-Camp to Commanding General, District of Washington
  • 1930 - 1931 : Served with 15th Infantry, Tientsin, China
  • 1932 - 1934 : Aide-de-Camp to Major General C. E. Kilbourne, Corregidor, Philippine Islands
  • 1934: Attended the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 1935: Promoted to Captain
  • 1936 - 1938 : Student officer, German War College, Berlin, Germany
  • 1938 - 1940 : Assigned to 29th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia
  • 1940: Promoted to Major
  • 1940 - 1941 : Assigned to Training Section, Office of the Chief of Infantry
  • 1941 - 1942 : Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (temporary) Staff member, War Plans Division, War Department General
  • 1942 - 1943 : Promoted to Colonel (temporary), Brigadier General (temporary), and Lieutenant Colonel (permanent) Chief, Strategy and Policy Section, Operations Division, War Department
  • 1943: Promoted to Major General (temporary)
  • 1943 - 1944 : Deputy Chief of Staff to Admiral Mountbatten, Combined Anglo-American South East Asia Command
  • 1944 - 1946 : Commanding General, United States Forces, China Theatre Chief of Staff to Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1945: Promoted to Lieutenant General (temporary)
  • 1946: Promoted to Brigadier General (permanent)
  • 1946 - 1947 : Commanding General, Second Army, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947: Special Envoy to China and Korea
  • 1947 - 1948 : Director, Plans and Operations Division, General Staff, United States Army
  • 1948 - 1949 : Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Combat Operations
  • 1949 - 1951 : Commanding General, Sixth Army, San Francisco, California
  • 1951: Retired with rank of Lieutenant General
  • 1951 - 1956 : Executive Vice President, AVCO Manufacturing Corporation
  • 1952: Chairman, National Citizens for Taft
  • 1954: Promoted to General on retired list
  • 1956 - 1959 : Executive Vice President, Rheem Manufacturing Company
  • 1958: Author, Wedemeyer Reports!
  • 1987: Author, Wedemeyer on War and Peace (edited by Keith Eiler)
  • 1989, Dec. 17: Died, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

From the guide to the Albert C. (Albert Coady) Wedemeyer papers, 1899-1988, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Aeronautics
  • World War, 1939-1945--China
  • Veterans--Interviews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--East Asia
  • Air pilots--Interviews
  • Military education
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
  • Aviation

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