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  • Title: Albert C. (Albert Coady) Wedemeyer papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1988
    Collection Number: 83007
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 141 manuscript boxes, 10 oversize boxes, 2 motion picture film reels, 2 albums, 72 envelopes, 19 phonorecords, 1 phonotape cassette, 2 maps, memorabilia (75 linear feet)
    Abstract: Orders, plans, memoranda, reports, correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Allied strategic planning during World War II, military operations in China, American foreign policy in China, and postwar American politics and foreign relations.
    Creator: Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert C. (Albert Coady) Wedemeyer papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1897, July 9 Born, Omaha, Nebraska
    1918 Commissioned Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army
    1919 Graduated from United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1919-1922 Assigned to Infantry School and 29th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia
    1920 Promoted to First Lieutenant
    1922-1923 Aide-de-Camp to Brigadier General Paul B. Malone at Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas
    1923-1925 Served with the 31st Infantry and 57th Infantry, Philippine Islands
    1925-1930 Assigned to 12th Infantry, Fort Washington, Maryland
    1927-1930 Aide-de-Camp to Commanding General, District of Washington
    1930-1931 Served with 15th Infantry, Tientsin, China
    1932-1934 Aide-de-Camp to Major General C. E. Kilbourne, Corregidor, Philippine Islands
    1934 Attended the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    1935 Promoted to Captain
    1936-1938 Student officer, German War College, Berlin, Germany
    1938-1940 Assigned to 29th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia
    1940 Promoted to Major
    1940-1941 Assigned to Training Section, Office of the Chief of Infantry
    1941-1942 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (temporary) Staff member, War Plans Division, War Department General
    1942-1943 Promoted to Colonel (temporary), Brigadier General (temporary), and Lieutenant Colonel (permanent) Chief, Strategy and Policy Section, Operations Division, War Department
    1943 Promoted to Major General (temporary)
    1943-1944 Deputy Chief of Staff to Admiral Mountbatten, Combined Anglo-American South East Asia Command
    1944-1946 Commanding General, United States Forces, China Theatre
      Chief of Staff to Chiang Kai-shek
    1945 Promoted to Lieutenant General (temporary)
    1946 Promoted to Brigadier General (permanent)
    1946-1947 Commanding General, Second Army, Baltimore, Maryland
    1947 Special Envoy to China and Korea
    1947-1948 Director, Plans and Operations Division, General Staff, United States Army
    1948-1949 Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Combat Operations
    1949-1951 Commanding General, Sixth Army, San Francisco, California
    1951 Retired with rank of Lieutenant General
    1951-1956 Executive Vice President, AVCO Manufacturing Corporation
    1952 Chairman, National Citizens for Taft
    1954 Promoted to General on retired list
    1956-1959 Executive Vice President, Rheem Manufacturing Company
    1958 Author, Wedemeyer Reports!
    1987 Author, Wedemeyer on War and Peace (edited by Keith Eiler)
    1989, Dec. 17 Died, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. War Dept. General Staff.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    China--History--Civil War, 1945-1949.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--China.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--East Asia.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    World War, 1939-1945.