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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Richard Clark Lindsay Papers, 1929-1961 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. SKI CHAMPIONS IN JUMPING MEET [ETC.]
referencedIn Hill, John W. Papers, 1931-1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Butler, Karl Douglas, 1910-. Karl Butler papers, 1931-1999, ca.1964 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. ALLIED BOMBERS STRIKE ON TWO FRONTS [ETC.]
referencedIn Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Papers of Merrill Moore, 1904-1979 (bulk 1928-1957). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989. Albert C. Wedemeyer papers, 1938-1973. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Zhang Junmai letters, 1947 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-1964. Correspondence and papers of Joseph Morrell Dodge, 1913-1964. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Kelland, Clarence Budington, 1881-1964. Clarence Budington Kelland letters received, 1961-1964. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn William Reginald Wheeler papers, 1927-1957. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. GENERAL CHIANG KAI SHEK AND MADAME, ADM COOKE AND GENERAL WEDEMEYER INSPECT CHINE AND US SAILORS ABOARD LST 1050
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. SHANGHAI HAILS CHIANG KAI-SHEK [ETC.]
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JULY 18]
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS (MAY 7)
referencedIn Keith E. Eiler papers, 1880-2003 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Whitcomb, John Merrall, 1907-,. Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift memorial collection, 1769-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wheeler, W. Reginald (William Reginald), 1889-1963. William Reginald Wheeler papers, 1927-1957. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Eiler, Keith E., 1920-. Keith E. Eiler papers, 1880-2003. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989. Albert C. Wedemeyer papers, 1899-1988. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn McMichael, Scott R. (Scott Ray), 1951-. Scott R. McMichael papers, 1972-1987. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-. Reminiscences of Albert C. Wedemeyer : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF IN CONFERENCElt;*gt; Little White House Key West, Fla
referencedIn George Creel Papers, 1857-1953, (bulk 1896-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. William C. Bullitt papers, 1813-1998 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ethel Fogg and William Brooks Clift memorial collection, 1769-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [AUG. 20]
creatorOf Albert C. (Albert Coady) Wedemeyer papers, 1899-1988 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Hunt, Bruce Chester, 1923-. Around the world in 80 days, 1945-1990. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. LIBERATION OF PRAGUE [ETC.]
referencedIn The mobilization planning papers, 1984. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Lincoln, Lawrence J. The Lawrence J. Lincoln papers, 1921-1971. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Wilber M. Brucker Papers, 1877-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JUNE 12]
referencedIn Sprouse, Philip D. (Philip Dodson), 1906-. Philip D. Sprouse papers, 1945-1964. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989. German General Staff School. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Zhang, Junmai, 1886-1969. Zhang Junmai letters, 1947. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Creel, George, 1876-1953. George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953). Library of Congress
referencedIn Clarence Budington Kelland letters received, 1961-1964 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn David Goldin Collection. 1932 - 1952. Audio Recordings of Radio Broadcasts of Speeches, Interviews, Combat Reports, Special Events, Public Affairs, and Entertainment for U.S. Troops. 1932 - 1952. BOB BRUMBY REPORTING FROM CHUNGKING, CHINA
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. LATEST NEWS IN AVIATION WORLD [ETC.]
referencedIn Phillip D. Sprouse papers, 1945-1964 Hoover Institution Archives.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alnwick, Major, person
associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968 person
associatedWith Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Butler, Karl Douglas, 1910- person
associatedWith Command and General Staff School (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Creel, George, 1876-1953. person
correspondedWith Dodge, Joseph M. (Joseph Morrell), 1890-1964. person
associatedWith Eiler, Keith E., 1920- person
associatedWith Germany. Heer. Generalstab corporateBody
associatedWith Hill, John W. person
associatedWith Hunt, Bruce Chester, 1923- person
associatedWith Kelland, Clarence Budington, 1881-1964. person
associatedWith Kriegsakademie (Germany) corporateBody
associatedWith Lincoln, Lawrence J. person
associatedWith Lindsay, Richard C. (Richard Clark) person
correspondedWith McMichael, Scott R. (Scott Ray), 1951- person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. person
associatedWith Sprouse, Philip D. (Philip Dodson), 1906- person
associatedWith United States. Air Force. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Air Force Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. General Staff. corporateBody
associatedWith Wheeler, W. Reginald (William Reginald), 1889-1963. person
associatedWith Whitcomb, John Merrall, 1907-, person
associatedWith Zhang, Junmai, 1886-1969. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
East Asia
Germany
China.
Germany
China
United States
Subject
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
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1896-07-09

Death 1989-12-17

English

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