The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Joseph Vinvil Phelps

Phelps, Joseph Vinvil


* 27th of August 1898

† 17th of July 1981

(Regular Army)


1941-09-15 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-12-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-03-18 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-05-01 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-03-11 Colonel
1949-06-01 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1941-03-XX 1942-03-09 Attached to Training Section, Office of the Chief of Field Artillery
1942-03-10 1943-01-17 Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3), Replacement & School Command
1943-01-18 1945-08-09 Commanding Officer Artillery, 17th Airborne Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-08-10 1946-10-20 Assistant to the Budget Officer for War Department
1946-10-21 1947-04-30 Chief of Coordination & Liaison Section, Army Ground Forces Board 1
1947-05-01 1948-02-28 Instructor to Pennsylvania National Guard
1948-03-01 1949-05-30 Senior Instructor to Pennsylvania National Guard
1949-05-31 Retired
Picture source: From: "17th Airborne Division", 1944