Raymond Albert Wheeler
|Raymond Albert Wheeler|
July 31, 1885|
|Died||February 9, 1974
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Commands held||Chief of Engineers (1945-1949)|
World War I
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE)
In Autumn 1943, he was appointed to the South East Asia Command (SEAC) of the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II on the staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, where he served as principal administrative officer and from February 1944, as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, replacing General Vinegar Joe Stilwell.
Wheeler's military awards included a Silver Star, a Distinguished Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Legion of Merit. He was also an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) and an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).
- China Burma India Theater of World War II
- Major General Albert Wedemeyer, Lieutenant General Daniel Sultan
- "Raymond Albert Wheeler". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
- "Communique'" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
|Chief of Engineers
Lewis A. Pick