The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Frederic Harrison Jr. Smith

Smith, Frederic Harrison Jr.


* 30th of June 1908

† 28th of May 1980



1942-01-05 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-03-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)(Air Corps)
1942-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-11-12 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-06-13 Major
1947-10-30 Major-General (Air Force of the United States)
1949-09-24 Brigadier-General


1941-01-17 1942-05-22 Commanding Officer 8th Pursuit Group [Australia]
1942-05-29 1942-07-12 Senior Air Staff Officer, Eastern Area, Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific
1942-07-13 1942-08-09 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations & Training (A-3), Eastern Area, Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific
1942-08-10 1943-03-03 Chief of Staff, Advance Echelon, 5th Air Force [New Guinea]
1943-03-04 1943-12-31 Commanding Officer 1st Air Task Force [New Guinea]
1944-01-13 1944-03-12 Observation of tactics and orientation at Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1944-03-27 1944-08-01 Deputy Senior Air Staff Officer, Allied Expeditionary Air Forces [United Kingdom]
1944-08-31 1944-12-31 Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1945-02-02 1945-09-30 Commanding General 5th Fighter Command [Philippines - Okinawa]
1946-01-XX 1946-04-26 Chief of the Office of Special Organizational Plans, Headquarters US Army Air Forces
1946-04-26 1947-03-02 Chief of Staff, Strategic Air Command
1947-XX-XX 1948-XX-XX National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol
1947-10-01 1948-02-10 Chief of Requirements Division, Directorate of Training & Requirements, Headquarters US Air Force
1948-02-11 1950-07-26 Assistant for Programming, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters US Air Force
1950-08-14 1952-02-21 Commanding General Eastern Air Defense Command
1952-03-01 1956-06-XX Vice Commanding General Air Defense Command
1956-06-30 1958-07-31 Commanding General 5th Air Force [Japan]
1957-07-01 1958-07-31 Commanding General US Forces in Japan
1958-08-01 1959-07-31 Commanding General Air Training Command
1959-08-01 1961-06-30 Commander in Chief US Air Forces in Europe
1959-08-01 1961-06-30 Commanding General 4th Allied Tactical Air Force [Germany]
1961-07-01 1962-06-30 Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Air Force
1962-06-30 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon