Elwood Richard, Lieutenant-General Military Courier
1935- 1936 Student at the Air Corps Tactical School, Maxwell Field, Alabama
1936- 1937 Student at the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1937- 1938 Commanding Officer of the 1st Bombardment Squadron, Mitchel Field, New York
1938- 1940 Technical Advisor to the Argentine Air Force 1940- 1941 Chief of the Foreign Liaison Section,
Intelligence Division, Office of the Chief of the Air Corps, Washington, D.C.
1941- 1942 Commanding Officer of the 33d Pursuit Group, Mitchel Field, New York 1942 Commanding Officer
of the Philadelphia Region, later Philadelphia Air Defense Wing of the I Fighter Command
1942- 1943 Commanding General of the 1st Air Defense Wing, Mitchel Field, New York; from 30.01.
1943, Casablanca, French Morocco 1943 Commanding General of the XII Fighter Command and Deputy Commander
of the Northwest African Air Force, Algiers, Algeria
1943- 1944 Commanding General of the IX Fighter Command, England 1944 Commanding General of the IX Air Support Command,
1944- 1945 Commanding General of the
IX Tactical Air Command, England; from 10.06.1944, France; from 11.09.1944, Belgium; from 26.03.1945, Germany
1945- 1946 Assistant Chief of the Air Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Army Air Forces,
Washington, D.C. 1946 Commanding General of the Third Air Force, Tampa, Florida
1946- 1948 Commanding General of the Tactical Air Command, Langley Field, Virginia
1948- 1949 Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force for Reserve Affairs, Headquarters
U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Chairman of the Joint Technical Planning Committee for creation of a Joint Task Force to conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok
Atoll, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
1950- 1951 Commander of Joint Task Force Three conducting Operation GREENHOUSE, the ground detonation of four thermonuclear
devices at Eniwetok Atoll on 08.04.1951 (Test DOG), 21.04.1951 (Test EASY), 09.05.1951 (Test GEORGE) and 25.05.1951 (Test
1993 Elwood dies on February