This Day in History
General Otto Paul Weyland

General “Opie” Dies
September 2, 1979

General Otto Paul “Opie” Weyland died on September 2, 1979. He was Post World War II Commander of Far East Air Forces and during the Korean War and commanding general of tactical air command.

During World War II, he gained fame for his classic air support of Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in their successful movement across France in the spring of 1945. Patton called him “the best damn general in the Air Corps.” He was promoted to four star general on July 5, 1952. After a distinguished career in which he earned many decorations, he retired on July 31, 1959.

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