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Portrait of Major-General Francis Bowditch Wilby

Wilby, Francis Bowditch


* 24th of April 1883

† 20th of November 1965


1929-01-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1935-08-01 Colonel
1940-10-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1941-09-29 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-01-31 Major-General


1928-09-01 1931-06-19 District Engineer, Memphis, Tennessee
1931-09-02 1932-01-10 Chief of Supply Section, Office of the Chief of Engineers
1932-01-11 1935-06-07 Chief of military Division, Office of the Chief of Engineers
1935-07-02 1938-10-31 Division Engineer, Gulf of Mexici Division
1935-10-31 1938-11-01 Member of Mississippi River Commisssion
1936-03-XX 1938-10-20 Member of Board of Mamangers, Federal Barge Lines
1938-10-01 1939-10-16 Senior Member of Beach Erosion Board
1938-10-01 1939-10-16 Senior Member of Shore Protection Board
1938-11-01 1939-10-16 Member of Board of Engineers for Rivers & Harbors
1938-11-03 1939-10-16 Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division 16.10.39-14.07.41: Chief of Staff, 1st Army
1941-07-15 1942-01-11 Commanding General 1st Corps Area
1942-01-12 1945-09-04 Superintendent of US Military Academy West Point
1945-09-24 1946-01-31 Commandant of the Engineer School
1945-09-24 1946-01-31 Commanding General Engineer Training Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
1946-06-XX Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, June 1966" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.