Twining, Nathan Farragut, LTG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1065-Fighter-Bomber Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1957-1960, 00GC, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
Service Years
1918 - 1947

Aviation

Lieutenant General



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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1897
 
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Date of Passing
Mar 29, 1982
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Army Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Nathan Farragut Twining (ASN: 0-12366/A), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1947)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Lieutenant General

 

Legion of Merit

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Nathan Farragut Twining (ASN: 0-12366/A), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, THIRTEENTH Air Force, during 1942 - 1943.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

 

Legion of Merit

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Nathan Farragut Twining (ASN: 0-12366/A), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, FIFTEENTH Air Force, during 1944 - 1945.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 15th Air Force

Division: 13th Air Force

 

Distinguished Flying Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Nathan Farragut Twining (ASN: 0-12366/A), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while Commanding the THIRTEENTH Air Force during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 13th Air Force

 

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Nathan Farragut Twining (ASN: 0-12366/A), United States Army Air Forces, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States. Major General Twining relieved Rear Admiral Mitscher, U.S. navy, and assumed command of Air, Solomons, 25 July 1943. General Twining contributed in large measure to the occupation of Munda on 5 August 1943 by his continuance of offensive air power against that enemy airfield. The well planned and efficiently executed air strikes against Vella Lavella by General Twining's forces were materially responsible for the successful landings on that island, thereby effectively blocking to a great extent the Japanese supply route to Kolombangara. However, the enemy forces were still being supplied by barges operating at night and hiding along heavily forested shores during the daytime. General Twining by personal investigation, well conceived planning, and brilliantly executed strikes destroyed these barges in their lairs forcing the abandonment of Kolombangara by the Japanese. In order to proceed further into enemy held territory it was mandatory to neutralize enemy air power in the Bougainville Island area and General Twining by efficient and masterly use of air facilities at his command battered the enemy airfields at Ballale Island, Kahili, and Kieta, providing at the same time, fighter protection that effectively prevented enemy air retaliation. This reduction of enemy air facilities and our own control of the air permitted the occupation of Treasury Island and the invasion of Bougainville Island at Empress Augusta Bay. The success of this operation was insured and the path to future forward moves cleared by the air assaults on Bonis and Buka airfields thereby reducing enemy airfields in the entire Solomons Area to impotency and making them untenable for enemy operations. General Twining's personal efforts, planning, administration, and execution of offensive air power were primarily responsible for the cessation of organized enemy air resistance in the Solomons area. Major General Twining was relieved by Major General Mitchell, U.S.M.C., who assumed command of Air, Solomons, 20 November 1943.

Action Date: July 25, 1943 - November 20, 1943

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major General


   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
ARNG, Oregon1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)USAAF 15th Army Air ForceUSAAF 20th Air Force
USAAF 1st Air ForceUS Air ForceJoint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
  1915-1917, HHD, Oregon Army National Guard
  1919-1921, HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)
  1943-1945, AAF 1065, USAAF 15th Army Air Force
  1945-1945, AAF 1065, USAAF 20th Air Force
  1945-1947, AAF 1065, USAAF 1st Air Force
  1947-1960, US Air Force
  1957-1960, 00GC, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
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United States Military Academy
  1917-1918, United States Military Academy
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