Who's this with Zhang Zuolin?

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Peter H
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Who's this with Zhang Zuolin?

Post by Peter H » 24 Jun 2009 13:31

Does anyone know who is the American officer pictured with the Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin?

To the left is Zhang's son,Zhang Xueliang: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xueliang

Likely candidates for the American are:

Brigadier-General William D Connor,Commanding General of US Army forces in China, 1923 to 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Durward_Connor

Brigadier-General Joseph C Castner,Commanding General of US Army forces in China, 1926 to 1929
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Re: Who's this with Zhang Zuolin?

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 24 Jun 2009 21:29

Peter,

I think you are correct about Connor:

I made a search in the Google News archives on: "chang tso-lin" "william * connor" and I got a reference to this article in the Chicago Tribune February 27, 1927: "Uncle Sam's Infantry in China" I can only get a snipet view of it (Pay-Per-View, but it says:
tOUR FRIEND CHANG TSO LIN AGAIN, trick hat and all, receiving a salute from the ... Chang Tso Lin of Manchuria i' at the center. On his right is his son
Now Connor is mention in that article. Any bets on whether this is the picture caption for exactly this photo? :D

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Re: Who's this with Zhang Zuolin?

Post by Peter H » 24 Jun 2009 22:58

Thanks Steen,thats great. :)

George C Marshall commanded the US 15th Regiment under Connor at Tientsin 1924-1927 so we sometimes forget how the Chinese experience moulded the US Army in WW2.Others like Ridgeway and Maxwell Taylor also served under Marshall.

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Re: Who's this with Zhang Zuolin?

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 02 Dec 2020 22:21

He does not look like wiki photo of him :

no glasses, no chubby face

Chang_Shueliang.jpg
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Re: Who's this with Zhang Zuolin?

Post by 79seconds » 20 Jan 2021 04:53

Peter H wrote:
24 Jun 2009 13:31
Does anyone know who is the American officer pictured with the Manchurian warlord Zhang Zuolin?

To the left is Zhang's son,Zhang Xueliang: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Xueliang

Likely candidates for the American are:

Brigadier-General William D Connor,Commanding General of US Army forces in China, 1923 to 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Durward_Connor

Brigadier-General Joseph C Castner,Commanding General of US Army forces in China, 1926 to 1929
That young could be the interpreter or adjutant of Zhang Zuolin, not his son.

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