Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army general who served in the China Burma India Theater during World War II. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname "Vinegar Joe". He also had the nickname "Uncle Joe."

Distrust of his Allies and a lack of resources meant Stilwell was continually forced to improvise. He famously differed as to strategy, ground troops versus air power, with his subordinate, Claire Chennault, who had the ear of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. General George Marshall, the Army Chief of Staff, acknowledged he had given Stilwell "one of the most difficult" assignments of any theater commander.

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : GROUP folder 1883-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room Archives. Biography clippings : Stilwell, Joseph 1939-2003 Monterey Public Library
referencedIn The Timberman-Fiske family papers, 1898-1975. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn William Reginald Wheeler papers, 1927-1957. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Records of the Army Air Forces. 1902 - 1964. Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Film Report" Program Series. 1942 - 1945. JUNGLE WARFARE--PACIFIC National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. AMERICANS WIN NEW AIRBASES IN SOUTH PACIFIC [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [OCT. 16] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. WAR NEWS FROM CHINA'S ARMIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. MONSOON HAMPERS BURMA OPERATIONS [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Thor M. Smith Papers. 1934 - 1980. Photographs Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. War Films. 1942 - 1945. FILM COMMUNIQUE--NINTH ISSUE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [SEPT. 8] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn William and Vernon Evans collection, 1898-1945. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of Strategic Services. 1919 - 2002. Training and Informational Films Relating to World War II. 1940 - 1945. [BURMA THEATER DURING WORLD WAR II National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Byroade, Henry. Letter to Brigadier General Henry Byroade, 1946. University of Texas at El Paso
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. INVASION PICTURES [AIRBORNE, ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Dorn, Frank. Frank Dorn papers, 1927-1976. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [OCT. 27] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Joseph Warren Stilwell papers, 1889-2010 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TO WASHINGTON [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JUNE 30] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paul LeRoy Jones papers, 1928-1994 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Cheves, Gilbert X. (Gilbert Xavier), 1895-1985. Major General Gilbert Xavier Cheves collection, 1984. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY FLEET [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960. George Van Horn Moseley papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1916-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. NEWS OF THE WAR IN ITALY [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [OCT. 20] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. Henry Lewis Stimson papers, 1846-1966. Yale University Library
referencedIn Easterbrook, Ernest Fred, 1908-1989. Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers, 1898-1988. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Moving Images Relating to U.S. Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations. 1911 - 1972. UNITED NEWS National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MARCH 5] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hart, John N. John N. Hart letters received, 1960-1971. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn "March of Time" Collection. 1934 - 1951. March of Time Documentary/Newsreel Films Relating to U.S. History, Government, Politics, Culture, and International Affairs. 1935 - 1953. BACK DOOR TO TOKYO National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Thompson, Henrietta, 1913-. Papers, 1942-1992. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [NOV. 10] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. FLYING FORTS BATTLE NAZIES OVER GERMANY [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Educational Films. 1942 - 1947. ON TO TOKYO National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. ALLIED ARMIES IN BURMA BATTLE JAPANESE ON WIDE FRONT [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Cumming, Hugh S. (Hugh Smith), 1900-1986. Papers of Hugh S. Cumming [manuscript],, 1864-1986. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Air Forces. 1902 - 1964. Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Film Report" Program Series. 1942 - 1945. AIR WAR IN THE PACIFIC National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hart, John N. Stilwell, China and the Second World War : a difficult man and an impossible mission / by John N. Hart. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. AMERICAN BOMBERS SMASH AXIS OIL FIELDS IN ROMANIA [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Thompson, Henrietta. Walk a little faster : escape from Burma with General Stilwell in 1942 : processed, 1980 / by Henrietta Thompson. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAY 19] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [DEC. 5] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn John Richard Shaffer papers, 1942-1999 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Lincoln, Lawrence J. The Lawrence J. Lincoln papers, 1921-1971. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Propaganda, Information, and Documentary Motion Pictures. 1942 - 1945. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A JEEP National Archives at College Park
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. GENERAL JOSEPH W. STILWELL, FROM OKINAWA National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 26] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hart, John N. Stilwell, China and the Second World War : a difficult man and an impossible mission / by John N. Hart. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn John N. Hart letters received, 1960-1971 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. MOSCOW PACT A TRIUMPH FOR UNITED NATIONS [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf General Joseph W. Stilwell Papers, 1942 - 1944. Personal Papers and Records Regarding the History of the China-Burma-India Theater, 1942 - 1944. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Bulletin" Program Series. 1944 - 1951. OPERATION PLUTO [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Biography -- Stilwell, Joseph W. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. GEN. JOSEPH W. STILWELL BEING INTERVIEWED Okinawa National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Lagow, Charles M., 1909-. Oral history interview with Charles M. Lagow, 2000 October 11. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. AIR ASSAULT TACTICS [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Belknap, Robert Jackson, 1913-1976. Robert Jackson Belknap papers, 1942-1966. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hunt, Bruce Chester, 1923-. Around the world in 80 days, 1945-1990. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. BROUGHT TO ACTION [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Frank Dorn Papers, 1927-1976 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [AUG. 18] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Morgan, William L., 1902-1967. Photograph files 1875-1967 (bulk 1936-1967) Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946. Joseph Warren Stilwell papers, 1889-2010. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Henrietta Thompson processed volume : Walk a little faster : escape from Burma with General Stilwell in 1942, 1980 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Wyman, Joel. Vinegar Joe / by Joel Wyman. Olson Library, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M. Olson Library
referencedIn George Van Horn Moseley Papers, 1855-1960, (bulk 1916-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. LATEST FILMS FROM GENERAL MACARTHUR IN NEW GUINEA [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [NOV. 23] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Army Air Forces. 1902 - 1964. Motion Picture Films from the "Combat Film Report" Program Series. 1942 - 1945. GLIDER OPERATIONS--CBI National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the "Campaign Reports" Program Series. 1944 - 1945. THE STILWELL ROAD National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Campaign in Burma, 1942 : typescript, 1942. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Lawrence, Thompson. Thompson Lawrence photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Frank, James Calvin. The J. Calvin Frank papers, 1943-1945. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Jones, Paul LeRoy, 1906-. Paul LeRoy Jones papers, 1928-1994. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Wheeler, W. Reginald (William Reginald), 1889-1963. William Reginald Wheeler papers, 1927-1957. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. U.S. PACIFIC WAR HEROES DECORATED [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. 1791 - 1948. Motion Picture Films. 1942 - 1946. GLIDER TO MYITKYINA National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers, 1852-1988 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Trask family Chinese Correspondence Collection, 1946-1998 San Diego History Center Document Collection
referencedIn Boatner, Haydon L. (Haydon Lemaire), 1900-1977. The Haydon L. Boatner papers, 1900-1971. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of Strategic Services. 1919 - 2002. Training and Informational Films Relating to World War II. 1940 - 1945. [BUILDING LEDO ROAD National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Shaffer, John Richard. John Richard Shaffer papers, 1942-1999. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Propaganda, Information, and Documentary Motion Pictures. 1942 - 1945. FORTRESS JAPAN National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JUNE 21] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. BRITISH-U.S. AIR MISSION INSPECTS FAR EAST BASES [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Bowman, Harwood C., ca.1895-1962. Papers, 1943-1945. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Campaign in Burma, 1942 : typescript, 1942 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Casius, Gerard J. Gerard J. Casius photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 13] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Army - Navy Screen Magazine. 1943 - 1958. ARMY-NAVY SCREEN MAGAZINE, NO. 35 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Bay, Clyde Edward, 1910-2003,. Oral history interview with Clyde Edward Bay, 1999. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Boatner, Haydon L. (Haydon Lemaire), 1900-1977. Papers : on Barbara Tuchman's Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1942-1971. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAY 18] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. War Films. 1942 - 1945. FILM COMMUNIQUE - THIRTEENTH ISSUE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [NOV. 17] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "S" [surname] folder 1905-1998. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. GEN. STILWELL'S FORCES ADVANCE THROUGH NORTHERN BURMA [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn War Department. U.S. Army Forces, China, Burma, and India. Office of the Commanding General. 1/22/1943-10/24/1944 Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn War Department. U.S. Army Forces, China, Burma, and India. 1/22/1943-10/24/1944 Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn War Department. American Army Forces, China, Burma, and India. Office of the Commanding General. 3/4/1942-1/22/1943 Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. ALLIES WIN MYITKYINA AIRSTRIP [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn War Department. Army Ground Forces. 3/9/1942-9/18/1947 Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Army Ground Forces. 9/18/1947-3/10/1948 Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn War Department. American Army Forces, China, Burma, and India. 3/4/1942-1/22/1943 Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff, 1903 - 2009. Official Military Personnel Files, 1912 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File for Joseph W. Stilwell. National Archives at St. Louis
referencedIn Southeast Asia Command. (8/21/1943 - 12/1/1946) Organization Authority Record United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Relation Name
associatedWith Allied Forces. Southeast Asia Command corporateBody
associatedWith Bay, Clyde Edward, 1910-2003, person
associatedWith Belknap, Robert Jackson, 1913-1976. person
associatedWith Boatner, Haydon L. (Haydon Lemaire), 1900-1977. person
associatedWith Bowman, Harwood C., ca.1895-1962. person
associatedWith Casius, Gerard J. person
associatedWith Cheves, Gilbert X. (Gilbert Xavier), 1895-1985. person
associatedWith Cumming, Hugh S. (Hugh Smith), 1900-1986. person
associatedWith Dorn, Frank. person
associatedWith Easterbrook, Ernest Fred, 1908-1989. person
associatedWith Frank, James Calvin. person
associatedWith Hart, John N. person
associatedWith Hart, John N. person
associatedWith Hunt, Bruce Chester, 1923- person
associatedWith Jones, Paul LeRoy, 1906- person
associatedWith Lagow, Charles M., 1909- person
associatedWith Lawrence, Thompson. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Lawrence J. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, William L., 1902-1967 person
correspondedWith Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Shaffer, John Richard person
associatedWith Shaffer, John Richard. person
associatedWith Smith, Thor M. (Thor Merritt), 1906-1980 person
associatedWith Stilwell, Winifred Alison Smith. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. person
associatedWith Thompson, Henrietta. person
associatedWith Thompson, Henrietta, 1913- person
associatedWith Trask family family
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of Defense corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Department corporateBody
associatedWith Wheeler, W. Reginald (William Reginald), 1889-1963. person
associatedWith Wigley, William R. person
associatedWith Wyman, Joel. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Florida FL US
San Francisco CA US
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--China
United States. Army--Officers
World War, 1939-1945
Sino--Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945
Slides (Photography)
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma
China--History--Republic, 1912-1949
Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
Stilwell Road
Occupation
Generals
Generals--United States
Army officers
United States. Army
Function

Person

Birth 1883-03-19

Death 1946-10-12

Male

Americans

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67f3jjd

Ark ID: w67f3jjd

SNAC ID: 84359348