The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General William Weston Jr. Bessell

Bessell, William Weston Jr.

Brigadier-General

* 17th of March 1901

† 13th of January 1977

(Regular Army)

Promotions

1941-12-11 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-06-11 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-05-27 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1947-07-31 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1947-09-01 Colonel

Service

1940-06-13 1942-12-15 Chief of Military Personnel, Office of the Chief of Engineers
1942-12-16 1943-05-01 Strategy Secretary, Operations Division, War Department General Staff
1943-05-02 1946-03-07 Army Director of Joint War Plans Commission, Combined Chiefs' of Staff & Joint Chiefs' of Staff
1943-05-11 Chief of Army Section, Strategy & Policy Group, Operations Division, War Department General Staff
1945-09-01 1946-01-10 Chairman of War Department Special Commission on the Permanent Peacetime Army
1946-03-08 1947-07-22 Commanding General Antilles Department
1947-07-31 1947-08-31 Professor of Mathematics, US Military Academy West Point
1947-09-01 1959-XX-XX Head of Department of Mathematics, US Military Academy West Point
1959-XX-XX 1965-XX-XX Dean of the Academic Board, US Military Academy West Point
Picture source: http://apps.westpointaog.org/Memorials/Content/images/cullums/1920/6545-1920/6545-1920%20howitzer.jpg