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Chesley G. Peterson

United States Air Force Major General

Died when: 69 years 171 days (833 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Chesley G. Peterson

Major General Chesley G.Peterson (August 10, 1920 – January 28, 1990) was a career officer in the United States Air Force, and a flying ace of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in World War II.

As a fighter pilot in the European theater, he is best known for his time as the commander of the famous 4th Fighter Group during 1942–1943.

At 23, he was the youngest colonel in the USAAF.


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