Dean, William F. (William Frishe), 1899-1981

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William Frishe Dean (1899-1981) was born in Carlyle, Illinois. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of California in 1922 and commissioned in the infantry the following year. He continued his education, graduating from the Command and General Staff School in 1936, the Army Industrial College in 1939, and the Army War College in 1940. During his tenure with the War Department General Staff, from 1941 to 1944, he rose through the ranks to brigadier general in December 1942. Between 1944 and 1945, he served in World War II as assistant division commander, then commanding general of the 44th Infantry Division. He made major general in March 1945. His post-war assignments included military governor of Korea, from 1947 to 1948, and commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, from 1948 to October 1949. He then commanded the 24th Infantry Division during the Korean War. At Taejon, Korea, in July 1950, he became separated from his division, and the North Korean troops eventually captured him. In September 1953 U.S. troops liberated him. When he retired in October 1955, he was deputy commanding general of the Sixth Army. He authored a memoir, General Dean's Story, published in 1954. His decorations and awards included the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star.

From the description of Dean, William F. (William Frishe), 1899-1981 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10609937

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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. [GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. [GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. [GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA]
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
referencedIn Harris, Frederick M. The Frederick M. Harris papers, 1930-1966. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. General William F. Dean interviewed- Freedom's Village (Panmunjom, Korea)
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. OPERATION SWAP AND ARRIVAL OF GENERAL WILLIAM DEAN, FREEDOM GATE, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. [GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA]
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. KING PAUL amp; QUEEN FREDERIKA - PARADE - NEW YORK CITY Ref.: GENERAL MARK CLARK - PARADE Ref.: GENERAL DEAN - CITY HALL
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, HANEDA, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [AUG. 9]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. KOREAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. General William F. Dean interviewed- Freedom's Village (Panmunjom, Korea)
referencedIn John, Valdor W., 1931-. Oral history interview with Valdor W. John, [videorecording], 2004. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. GENERAL WILLIAM DEAN AT K-16; 121ST EVACUATION HOSPITAL; REPATRIATION; FREEDOM VILLAGE; 8TH ARMY, REAR, KOREA
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. General William F. Dean interviewed- Freedom's Village (Panmunjom, Korea)
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. GENERAL WILLIAM F. DEAN'S REPATRIATION, FREEDOM VILLAGE, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION BIG SWITCH
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Audio Recordings. 1945 - 1965. The many sons of General Dean
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. OPERATION BIG SWITCH
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. OPERATION BIG SWITCH
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. GENERAL WILLIAM DEAN AT K-16; 121ST EVACUATION HOSPITAL; REPATRIATION; FREEDOM VILLAGE; 8TH ARMY, REAR, KOREA
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. BIG SWITCH, GEN. DEAN'S PRESS CONFERENCE, HANEDA, TOKYO HOSPITAL, JAPAN
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associatedWith John, Valdor W., 1931- person
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Birth 1899-08-01

Death 1981-08-24

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