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Major General
William Durward Connor
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USMA portrait

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born February 22, 1874
place/birth Newark, Rock County,
Wisconsin
Died June 16, 1960 (aged 86)
Place/death Walter Reed Army Hospital,
Washington, D.C.
Cause/death
Buried at United States Military Academy
Cemetery
Spouse Elsa Van Vleet
(1907 - 1960; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nationality Caucasian-American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service 21 Jun, 1893 - 11 Jun, 1897
United States Military Academy
11 Jun, 1897 - 28 Feb, 1938
United States Army
7 May, 1941 - 21 Mar, 1942
United States Army (Active Duty)
Service # O-84

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Student Officer,
The Engineer School
Willet's Point, New York Aug, 1900 Jun, 1901
Battalion & Post Quartermaster,
3rd Battalion of Engineers
US Army Quartermaster Corps Insignia Willet's Point, New York Jun, 1901 Sept, 1901
Assistant to
Colonel Charles F. Powell
New London, Connecticut Sept, 1902 28 Aug, 1903
Instructor,
Civil and Military Engineering,
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York 28 Aug, 1903 28 Aug, 1904
Student Officer,
Army War College
Washington Barracks 1 Nov, 1908 1 Nov, 1909
Company B,
1st Engineer Battalion
CO Washington Barracks 1 Nov, 1909 9 Feb, 1910
1st Engineer Battalion CO Washington Barracks 9 Feb, 1910 24 Sept, 1912
Director of Civil Engineering,
The Engineer School
Washington Barracks 9 Feb, 1910 24 Sept, 1912
Assistant Director,
Army War College
US Army General Staff Insignia Washington Barracks 24 Sept, 1912 5 Jul, 1916
Assistant Chief of Staff,
Southern Department
US Army General Staff Insignia [[]] 8 Jul, 1916 25 Oct, 1916
Department Engineer Philippines 5 Dec, 1916 5 Mar, 1917
Provisional Battalion,
3rd Engineers Regiment
CO Philippines 5 Dec, 1916 15 May, 1917
32nd Infantry Division Chief of Staff,
32nd Infantry Division
US Army General Staff Insignia European Theater 2 May, 1917 14 Jul, 1917
Temporary Duty,
Office, Chief of Engineers
Washington, D.C. 22 Jun, 1917 12 Jul, 1917
32nd Infantry Division Chief of Staff,
32nd Infantry Division
US Army General Staff Insignia European Theater 22 Jul, 1917 4 Aug, 1917
Member, Operations Section,
American Expeditionary Force
US Army General Staff Insignia European Theater 28 Jul, 1917 15 Aug, 1917
Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4),
American Expeditionary Force
US Army General Staff Insignia European Theater 16 Aug, 1917 30 Apr, 1918
63rd Infantry Brigade,
32nd Infantry Division
CG European Theater 22 Jul, 1918 4 Aug, 1918
Services of Supply (WWI) Chief of Staff,
Services of Supply
US Army General Staff Insignia European Theater 12 Nov, 1918 27 May, 1919
Services of Supply (WWI) Services of Supply CG European Theater 27 May, 1919 31 Aug, 1919
23rd Commandant,
The Engineer School
Fort Humphreys, Virginia 6 Apr, 1920 15 Aug, 1920
Chief,
Transportation Service,
Quartermaster Corps
US Army Quartermaster Corps Insignia Washington, D.C. 16 Aug, 1920 31 Aug, 1921
Chief,
Inland & Coastwise Waterways Service,
Quartermaster Corps
US Army Quartermaster Corps Insignia Washington, D.C. 16 Aug, 1920 31 Aug, 1921
Chairman,
Special Panama Canal Commission
1921 1921
Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4),
General Staff, War Department
US Army General Staff Insignia Washington, D.C. 1 Sept, 1921 10 Nov, 1922
The Infantry School (Refresher Course) Fort Benning, Georgia 11 Nov, 1922 24 Dec, 1922
United States Army Forces China Tientsin, China 1 Apr, 1923 May, 1926
2nd Infantry Division (US) 2nd Infantry Division CG Fort Sam Houston, Texas 13 Jun, 1926 17 Dec, 1927
15th President,
Army War College
Washington Barracks 20 Dec, 1927 30 Apr, 1932
36th Superintendent,
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York 1 May, 1932 17 Jan, 1938
Chairman,
Construction Advisory Committee,
War Department
Washington, D.C. 7 May, 1941 31 Mar, 1942

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
Regular Army
No Insignia Cadet 21 Jun, 1893 19
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Engineers alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
(Alternative)
US Army Engineer Insignia
11 Jun, 1897 23
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Engineers alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Engineer Insignia
5 Jul, 1898 25
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Engineers)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Engineer Insignia
5 Jul, 1898 25
O-3
Captain (US Engineers)
Captain
US Army Engineer Insignia
23 Apr, 1904 31
O-4
Major (US Engineers)
Major
US Army Engineer Insignia
9 Feb, 1910 36
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Engineers)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Engineer Insignia
15 May, 1917 43
O-6
Colonel (US Engineers)
Colonel
US Army Engineer Insignia
1 Jul, 1920 46
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General
(Recess Appointment)
3 Jul, 1920 46 17 Jul, 1920
Recess Apmt. Expired 4 Mar, 1921
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 27 Apr, 1921 47 9 May, 1921
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 1 Sept, 1925 51 1 Sept, 1925
Retired (Operation/Law) 28 Feb, 1938 64
Active Duty 7 May, 1941
Reld. Active Duty 21 Mar, 1942
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
National Army
O-6
Colonel (US Engineers)
Colonel
US Army Engineer Insignia
5 Aug, 1917 42 27 Aug, 1917
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 26 Jun, 1918 44 11 Jun, 1918
Honorable Discharge 30 Jun, 1920

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star (1OLC)
Service/Campaign Medals
Spanish Campaign Medal Spanish Campaign Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Philippine Campaign Medal
World War I Victory Medal (2 Star) World War I Victory Medal (2SS)
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
Yangtze Service Medal Yangtze Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
(Not worn)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) WWI Overseas Service Chevron (4)

for more information: William D. Connor (Awards & Decorations)

Battles/WarsEdit

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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MG

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Pershing with MG Connor (Jun 11, 1936)

ReferencesEdit

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