Nathan F. Twining
Nathan Farragut Twining (1897-1982) is an American general. He was a chief of Staff of the US Air Force of 1953 with 1957, before being the first general of the Air Force to being appointed Chief of Staff of the armies of 1957 with 1960.
BiographyTwining is resulting from a great military line. Its ancestors were useful already in the Army and the American marine since the Indian Guerres. When the First World War bursts, it engages in the army and returns to West Point. As the formation is accelerated to make it possible to train more officers and to send them to the face, it there spends only two years, and obtains its diploma in 1919. It joined the infantry then where there remain three years, before being transferred to the service from the air, in 1922.
It spends the fifteen following years to fly on hunters to the Texas, in Louisiana and with Hawaii, while following the formations of the tactical school of the air (Air Body Tactical School) and of the college of the Staff (Command and General Staff College).
When the Second world war bursts, it occupies a post office with the division of the operations of the service of the air. In 1942, it is sent in the Pacifique south where he becomes chief of the allied air forces of the sector. In January 1943, it takes the command of the 13th USAAF, before being sent in Europe to take the head of the 15th USAAF in November, to replace James H. Doolittle.
To the capitulation of the Nazi Germany, the General Arnold returns it in the Pacific where it directs the B-29 of the 20th USAAF. However, it remains there little of time, capitulating Japan in September 1945.
It turns over to the the United States where it is named chief of the material of the air (Material Air Command), before taking, in 1947, the direction of the air area of Alaska (Alaskan Air Command).
After three years at this station, it is about to take its retirement with its rank of Lieutenant Général, when Muir Fairchild, the assistant of the chief of Staff, dies suddenly of an heart attack. Twining is then promoted Général and replaces it, in 1950. In the middle of the year 1953, Hoyt Vandenberg takes its retirement, and Twining becomes chief of Staff of the US Air Force, station which it occupies until 1957, before being the first general of the Air Force to being appointed Chief of Staff of the armies of 1957 with 1960.
Nathan Farragut Twining dies in 1982.
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