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Joseph Stilwell

Born: Mar 19, 1883

Death: Oct 12, 1946

Birthplace: Palatka

Nationality: United States

Joseph Stilwell

Date of Birth : Mar 19, 1883
Date of Death : Oct 12, 1946
Birth Place : Palatka

Joseph Warren Stilwell was a United States Army general who served in the China Burma India Theater during World War II. 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. General George Marshall acknowledged he had given General Stilwell "one of the most difficult" assignments of any theater commander.

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