McNarney, Joseph T.

US Army aviator, Deputy Army Chief of Staff, led US forces in Mediterranean Theater, and US occupation forces in Germany

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(1893-1972) US Army Air Forces (later Air Force) General, postwar Military Governor of occupied Germany. USMA 1915 ("the class the stars fell on"). To France 1917 as assistant to the 1st Corps Aeronautical School, joined Air Service HQ Jan. 1918. Helped direct 2nd Corps School and led 1st Aero Squadron flights in Toulon sector, promoted to Major June 1918. During Chateau Thierry offensive, led 1st Corps Observation Group, Chief of 3rd Corps Air Service, on staff of 1st Army Chief of Air Service. Led Air Corps in St. Mihiel offensive and 5th Corps in Meuse-Argonne offensive. Brigadier general April 1941, after Pearl Harbor attack served on the Roberts Commission which investigated actions of Army and Navy commanders in Hawaii. Promoted to Major General Jan. 1942, named to the War Department Reorganization Board. Deputy Army Chief of Staff in March, promoed to Lieutenant General in June. While Army Deputy Chief of Staff, he developed the anti-submarine warfare plan and instructed General Arnold to organize Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command to attack hostile submarines "wherever they may be operating." This measure eventually destroyed the German hold on sea lanes. To Europe as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Theater and Commanding General, US Army Forces, Mediterranean Theater Oct. 1944. Full General March 1945, acting Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater in Sept. Commanding General of US Forces in Europe and Commander-in-Chief, US Forces of Occupation in Germany in Nov. Commanded Air Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Oct. 1947-Sept. 1949, Chief of Department of Defense's Management Committee to Jan. 31, 1952 retirement. SP, 10 x 8 b&w matte finish seated bust portrait as General, likely while commanding US forces in Europe, undated but post-1945.

Condition: Very good, top and bottom borders very slightly wavy.
Type:Photograph






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