Joseph Stilwell

Joseph Stilwell

General Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946) was a United States Army four-star General known for service in the China Burma India Theater. His caustic personality was reflected in the nickname "Vinegar Joe". Although distrustful of his allies Stilwell showed himself to be a capable and daring tactician in the field but a lack of resources meant he was continually forced to improvise. He famously differed as to strategy, ground troops versus air power, with his subordinate, Claire Chennault, who had the ear of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. George Marshall acknowledged he had given Stilwell "one of the most difficult" assignments of any theater commander.

Read more about Joseph Stilwell:  Early Life, Military Career, Burma, Conflict With General Chennault, Recall From China, Reassignment, Death, Aftermath, Historical Viewpoints, Film and Media, Awards and Decorations

Other articles related to "joseph stilwell, stilwell":

Joseph Stilwell - Awards and Decorations
... War II Victory Medal Chevalier Légion d'honneur Combat Infantryman Badge (General Stilwell is one of three general officers awarded the CIB, traditionally only for those the rank of colonel or ...

Famous quotes containing the word joseph:

    If you tie a horse to a stake, do you expect he will grow fat? If you pen an Indian up on a small spot of earth, and compel him to stay there, he will not be contented, nor will he grow and prosper. I have asked some of the great white chiefs where they get their authority to say to the Indian that he shall stay in one place, while he sees white men going where they please. They can not tell me.
    —Chief Joseph (c. 1840–1904)