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Wilhelm D. Styer

United States general

Died when: 81 years 219 days (979 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Wilhelm D. Styer

Wilhelm Delp Styer (22 July 1893 – 26 February 1975) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army during World War II.A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with the class of 1916, he was commissioned into the United States Army Corps of Engineers and served with the Pancho Villa Expedition and on the Western Front.

Between the wars he obtained a degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.He was executive officer and assistant district engineer of the New York Engineer District.

During World War II, Styer was deputy commander of the Construction Division in the Quartermaster Corps and later the Corps of Engineers.

In March 1942, he became the chief of staff of the Services of Supply.He became deputy commanding general of the Army Service Forces in August 1943, as the Services of Supply was renamed.

In this capacity he served on the Military Policy Committee, which oversaw the Manhattan Project.In May 1945, Styer became the commanding general of Army Forces, Western Pacific.

As such, he chaired the tribunal that tried and convicted Generals Tomoyuki Yamashita and Masaharu Homma for war crimes.He retired in 1947.

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