Nathan Farragut Twining

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Birthday
11, 1897
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Mar 29, 1982 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1897
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Mar 29, 1982 (84)

About

World War II hero who became Chief of Staff of the Air Force in the first decade of the Cold War.

Before Fame

He served in the National Guard and spent two years at West Point, graduating just a few days after the end of World War I.

Trivia

He commanded the Thirteenth Air Force and the Fifteenth Air Force during World War II.

Family Life

He was born into a military family and was the descendant of veterans of the French and Indian War.

Associated With

He was appointed in 1957 by President Dwight Eisenhower as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This was the first time in history that this high-ranking military post was filled by an Air Force officer.