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Major General
Francis B. Wilby
Francis Wilby
Basic Information
Born April 24, 1883
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Died November 20, 1965
Ashville, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Cause/death
Buried at United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
Spouse Dorothy Langfitt (1887 - 1948)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/Service 1905 - 1946
Rank Major General Insignia Major General

Francis Bowditch Wilby (April 24, 1883 – November 20, 1965)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
Instructor, 1st Corps Engineer School
(Gondrecourt, France)
Oct 16, 1917 Feb 6, 1918
Office, Chief of Engineers AEF Chief of Engineer Intelligence Division Chaumont, France March 20, 1918 Sept 5, 1918
1st Engineers, 1st Infantry Division Commanding Officer Sept 26, 1918 March 14, 1919
National Guard Bureau Officer Washington, D.C. April 22, 1919 Sept 8, 1919
Office, Chief of Engineers Officer Washington, D.C. Sept 19, 1919 Sept 3, 1921
Summer Training Camps Instructor Meade, Maryland June 30, 1922 July 10, 1922
Summer Training Camps Instructor Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania July 10, 1922 Aug 1, 1922
US Army General Staff Insignia General Staff Corps Washington, D.C. July 2, 1924 May 28, 1928
District Engineer Memphis, Tennessee Sept 1, 1928 June 19, 1931
Office, Chief of Engineers Chief of Supply Section Washington, D.C. Sept 2, 1931 Jan 10, 1932
Office, Chief of Engineers Chief of Operations Division Washington, D.C. Jan 10, 1932 June 7, 1935
Gulf of Mexico Division Division Engineer New Orleans, Louisiana July 2, 1935 Oct. 31, 1938
Member, Mississippi River Commission Oct 31, 1935 Nov 1, 1938
Member, Board of Managers, Federal Barge Lines Mar, 1935 Oct 20, 1938
[[File: First US Army Chief of Staff Governors Island, New York Oct 26, 1939 July 14, 1941
[[File: 39th Superintendent,
United States Military Academy
Jan 13, 1942 Sept 4, 1945
Commandant, Engineer School
(Fort Belvoir, Virginia)
Sept 24, 1945 Jan 31, 1946

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
Engineer School Washington Barracks,
Washington D.C.
9/21/1907 8/31/1908
l'Ecole d'Instruction du Genie Chalons-sur-Marne, France 9/12/1917
Command & General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 9/2/1922 7/24/1923
Army School of the Line Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 9/5/1921 6/28/1922
Army War College Washington Barracks,
Washington D.C.
8/15/1923 6/30/1924
Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy B.S. West Point, New York 6/11/1911 6/18/1904
Clarkson University D.Eng. Potsdam, New York 1942

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 11, 1901
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Engineer Insignia
June 18, 1905
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Engineer Insignia
June 7, 1907
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Engineer Insignia
September 29, 1912
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Engineer Insignia
May 15, 1917
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Engineer Insignia
February 11, 1929
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Engineer Insignia
August 1, 1935
Retired (disability in line of duty)

Army of the Unites States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General October 1, 1940 accepted: October 2, 1940
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General September 29, 1941 accepted: October 3, 1941

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Army of Cuban Pacification Medal World War I Victory Medal Army of Occupation of Germany
American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Name Issue
Army Distinguished Service Medal 1923, 1945
legion of Merit ca. 1941
Name Device
Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
World War I Victory Medal 5 Battle Clasps
Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 - France Palm
Star of Abdon Calderon Order of the Abdon Calderon I Class Ecuador

Badges and other Awards

Army General Staff
Identification Badge
French Fourragere,
Croix de Guerre (WWI)
Army General Staff Identification Badge French Fourragere, Croix de Guerre (WWI)

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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