|Raymond Albert Wheeler|
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Lieutenant General Raymond A. Wheeler
|Born||July 31, 1885|
|Died||February 9, 1974(aged 88)|
|Place of birth||Peoria, Illinois|
|Place of death||Washington, D.C.|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Commands held||Chief of Engineers (1945-1949)|
World War I
World War II
Distinguished Service Medal (4)|
Legion of Merit
Order of British Empire
In Autumn 1943, he was appointed to the South East Asia Command (SEAC) of the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II on the staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, where he served as principal administrative officer and from February 1944, as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, replacing General Vinegar Joe Stilwell.
Wheeler's military awards included a Silver Star, a Distinguished Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Legion of Merit. He was also an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
See also[edit | edit source]
- China Burma India Theater of World War II
- Major General Albert Wedemeyer, Lieutenant General Daniel Sultan
References[edit | edit source]
- "Raymond Albert Wheeler". Arlington National Cemetery. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rawheel.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
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