Talk:George Kenney/GA1

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Reviewer: Ed! (talk · contribs) 22:22, 9 July 2012 (UTC)


  • "He quit MIT after his father left" -- As in, his father left the family, ie divorce?
    • No, he just left. Like a divorce but without the divorce. Hawkeye7 (talk)
  • "Kenney was promoted to the temporary rank of lieutenant colonel on 2 March 1935, skipping that of major." -- Why did he skip a rank? Was it an appointment?
    • Yes. Added a bit. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
      • Just an additional explanation: One of the most contentious points in the Air Corps' friction with the General Staff was promotions, determined in the Army by seniority. Airmen were always behind the curve, as far back as 1920, primarily because most were not West Pointers and their requisite pilot training took a year before commissioning. Temporary promotions (allotted to a position assigned) were a compromise by which Air Corps officers could obtain rank equal to their peers in the other branches. GHQ Air Force legislation promoted four lieutenant colonels to temporary brigadier general to command GHQAF and its wings, and more junior officers to field grades for equivalent staff positions. The first permanent brigadier general for an officer commissioned in the Air Corps did not occur until January 1, 1937. (Henry Conger Pratt).--Reedmalloy (talk) 21:21, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
  • "As a result, Kenney was transferred to the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, on 16 June 1936, with the rank of major, to teach tactics to young infantry officers. He was finally promoted to the substantive rank of major on 1 October 1937." -- Might want to reword this, as-is it's confusing because it sounds like he was promoted to the same rank twice.
    • Changed to temporary rank of major. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  • "Kenney was promoted to lieutenant general on 21 October 1942, and general on 9 March 1945." -- Should move the promotion to LTG to chronological order.
  • "he lived in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, where he died in 1977." -- What did he die of?
    • No idea, I'm afraid. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
      • Maybe we can ask the IP editor who is the grandson. Binksternet (talk) 04:47, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
        • If he shows up again, I will ask him. Hawkeye7 (talk) 05:39, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Dup link tool returns five results: Allies of World War II, South West Pacific Area (command), brigadier general, Douglas MacArthur, Paul Gunn.
    • Removed duplicate links. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Refs and FNs check out. Good job.
Just some minor points. Altogether an excellent article. —Ed!(talk) 23:01, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your review! Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
Good work. Passing the article. —Ed!(talk) 11:26, 10 July 2012 (UTC)