October 1944 (7)

Wow! An involved story. FDR involved!

Pacific Paratrooper

2 October – Lord Mountbatten, Commander of the SEAC, continued issuing pressure on the Japanese 15th Army in Burma.  The British IV and XXXIII Corps pursued the enemy even throughout the monsoon season.

6 October – FDR relieved Gen. Joseph Stilwell of his post as Chief of Staff to Chiang Kai-shek in an effort to appease the Nationalist leader.  [Chiang wanted to withdraw his Y Force, the Chinese Nationalist Revolutionary Army) from Burma, but when Stilwell notified FDR of his plans, he lost his patience.  FDR had tried to put Stilwell in charge of the Y Force so it could be reenforced, but Chiang became offended and the President made an about-face.

Stilwell’s domain was split into two parts.  MGen. Albert C. Wedermeyer became Chiang’s new Chief of Staff and Chief of the China Theater.  Lt.Gen. Daniel Sultan, and engineer officer and Stilwell’s CBI deputy, now took over the India-Burma…

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Very cool. One of the frist Cadillac dealerships ever built!

The Claude Nolan Cadillac building on Main Street overlooks Hogan’s Creek and Confederate Park in the Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville. The automobile dealership was originally designed by locally famed architect Henry J. Klutho. He was considered northeast Florida’s best architect, designing dozens of buildings in the city of Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901. Nolan moved to his newly […]

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