Carl Spaatz

Carl Andrew Spaatz (born Spatz; June 28, 1891 – July 14, 1974), nicknamed "Tooey", was an American World War II general. As commander of Strategic Air Forces in Europe in 1944, he successfully pressed for the bombing of the enemy's oil production facilities as a priority over other targets. He became Chief of Staff of the newly formed United States Air Force in 1947.

Carl Spaatz
Nickname(s)"Tooey"
Born(1891-06-28)June 28, 1891
Boyertown, Pennsylvania, US
DiedJuly 14, 1974(1974-07-14) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., US
Buried
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branch
Years of service1914–1948 (Army)
1947–1948 (Air Force)
Rank General
Service number0-3706
UnitInfantry Branch
Commands heldChief of Staff of the United States Air Force
U.S. Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific
U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe
Fifteenth Air Force
Twelfth Air Force
Eighth Air Force
Air Force Combat Command
7th Bombardment Group
1st Pursuit Group
Kelly Field
31st Aero Squadron
Battles/warsMexican Expedition
World War I
World War II
AwardsDistinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal

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