Stratemeyer, George E., 1890-1969

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George Edward Stratemeyer (b. 1890, Cincinnati, Ohio-d. Aug. 11, 1969), U.S. Air Force officer, graduated from West Point in 1915, completed pilot training, then transferred to the Air Corps in 1920. After serving in Hawaii, he became an instructor in tactics at West Point and later, an instructor at the Command and General Staff School. During World War II, he was commanding general, India-Burma Sector, and air adviser to the commanding general of the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. He later commanded the Army Air Forces in the China Theater. After the War, General Stratemeyer commanded the Air Defense Command, and in 1949 went to Tokyo as commanding general, Far East Air Forces, which he led through the first year of the Korean War. He retired in 1952.

From the description of Stratemeyer, George E., 1890-1969 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570890

After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1915, George E. Stratemeyer served with the 7th and 34th Infantry divisions until he was detailed to the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps for flight training. In 1917 he became commanding officer of the U. S. Army Air Service Flying and Technical Schools at Kelly Field, Texas. He was promoted to major the following year with an official transfer to the Air Corps from the Infantry and assigned as commanding officer of the 10th Air Park at Luke Field, Hawaii. After a teaching assignment at West Point in 1924, attending the Command and General Staff School and then remaining there for four years as an instructor, Stratemeyer was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1936. He graduated from the Army War College in 1939 and became head of the Training and Operations Division to the office of the Chief of Air Corps with promotion to colonel in 1940. The following year Stratemeyer became executive officer to General H. H. Arnold, chief of the Air Corps, and was quickly promoted to brigadier general. Stratemeyer became general of the India-Burma Sector and air adviser to the commanding general of the China-Burma-India Theater in 1943. He was again promoted in 1945 and from April 1944 until March 1946 was commander of the Army Air Forces in the China Theater. After the war, Stratemeyer commanded the Air Defense Command at Mitchel Field, N.Y. and the Continental Air Command which was organized there in 1948. He went to Tokyo in April 1949 as commanding general of Far East Air forces, which he led through the first year of the Korean War. His units responded rapidly to the North Koreans' invasion of the South and provided South Korea and General MacArthur with vital air support. General Stratemeyer retired January, 1952, and died in August, 1969.

From the description of Stratemeyer collection, 1917-1969. (US Air Force Academy). WorldCat record id: 288721550

Epithet: Lieutenant-General

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x000219

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1971. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AF ACADEMY SITE COMMITTEE VISIT ORLANDO, FL
creatorOf Beaty, John Owen, 1890-1961. Papers, 1949-1961. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Stratemeyer, George E., 1890-1969. Stratemeyer collection, 1917-1969. US Air Force Academy, McDermott Library
referencedIn Kenney, George C., (George Churchill), 1889-1977. John W. Huston - George C. Kenney collection, 1943-1971. US Air Force Academy, McDermott Library
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Walter Hall Wheeler papers, 1943-1944, 1960. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Beaty, John Owen, 1890-1961. Papers, 1949-1961. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AIR FORCE ACTIVITIES IN JAPAN AND KOREA
creatorOf Wheeler, Walter Hall, 1883-1974. Walter Hall Wheeler papers, 1943-1944, 1960. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf France. Armée. American Field Service ambulance driver diary, 1915 May 19-June 9. Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex
referencedIn Demi-official correspondence and papers of Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-79) as Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (SEAC). [Handlist available on request]., 1943-1946 British Library
referencedIn McGovern, Halsey, 1886-1983. Halsey McGovern papers, 1945-1983. Library of Congress
referencedIn Overlander, Thomas and Margaret. Thomas Overlander - George Stratemeyer collection, 1919-1947. US Air Force Academy, McDermott Library
referencedIn Richard Clark Lindsay Papers, 1929-1961 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. VISIT OF GENERALS STRATEMEYER AND EISENHOWER TO LOWRY A.F.B
referencedIn Inventory of American Field Service Ambulance Driver Diary Ragan MSS 00109., 19 May-9 June 1915 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg Papers, 1942-1954, (bulk 1948-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Personality Index to Black and White and Color Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies of U.S. Air Force Activities, Facilities, and Personnel
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN JAPAN AND KOREA
referencedIn Haddon, Julian B., 1894-1958. General Julian B. Haddon collection, 1942-1954. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Halsey McGovern Papers, 1945-1983 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
correspondedWith Beaty, John Owen, 1890-1961. person
associatedWith Haddon, Julian B., 1894-1958. person
associatedWith Kenney, George C., (George Churchill), 1889-1977. person
associatedWith Leach, W. Barton (Walter Barton), 1900- person
associatedWith Lindsay, Richard C. (Richard Clark) person
correspondedWith McGovern, Halsey, 1886-1983. person
associatedWith Overlander, Thomas and Margaret. person
correspondedWith Vandenberg, Hoyt Sanford, 1899-1954 person
associatedWith Wheeler, Walter Hall, 1883-1974. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ledo, Assam
Indonesia, Asia
Malaya, Malaysia
Thailand, Asia
South Eastern Asia, Asia
Burma, Asia
United States
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Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American
Generals--Diaries
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Birth 1890-11-24

Death 1969-08-11

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