The General Joseph W. Stilwell Museum is situated in north of the Eling Park and near Jialing River. It was founded in memory of Joseph W. Stilwell, an American general who contributed a great deal to the Chinese people. Since the museum opened to the public in 1991, tens of thousands of visitors from home and overseas have been there.
General Joseph Warren Stilwell (March 19, 188 3 - October 12, 1946) was a United States Army four-star General best-known for his service in China and Burma. At the beginning of 1942, General Joseph Warren Stilwell, a four-star U.S. Army general, acting under the orders of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, arrived in China to assume the position of Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The residence became the headquarters of the China Burma India Theater during that period. General Stilwell participated in a series of political and military affairs in the CBI Theatre of World War II, and cemented a profound friendship with the Chinese people fighting side-by-side in the War in China. In July 1944, campaigns in Northern Burma succeeded and a road between India and China was built under his direct supervision, which made ammunitions and weapons accessible to China and brought an end to the blockade of the fascist state. The road was later named Joseph W. Stilwell Road. President Roosevelt recalled General Stilwell to Washington in 1944.
|The bust of general of Joseph Stilwell.||Military jeep parked in the Stilwell Museum.|
The main building of the museum is the former residence of General Joseph W. Stilwell. It is a two-storied house with basement, including an office, an adjutant room, two meeting rooms and bedrooms. The Museum mainly exhibits the historical materials, and pictures concerning General Stilwell and his mission in Chongqing, such as information about the famous WWII Flying Tigers and Hump Route. In the residence's courtyard, there are many jeeps parked there and the bust of Joseph W. Stilwell.
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