The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Joseph Lawton Collins

Collins, Joseph Lawton


* 1st of May 1896

† 12th of September 1987

(Regular Army)


1940-06-25 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-01-15 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-02-14 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-05-26 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1945-04-16 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)
1945-06-19 Brigadier-General
1948-01-24 General (Army of the United States)
1948-01-24 Major-General


1940-06-10 1941-01-02 Assistant Secretary, General Staff
1941-01-07 1941-12-15 Chief of Staff, VII Corps
1941-12-16 1942-05-07 Chief of Staff, Hawaiian Department
1942-05-08 1943-12-15 Commanding General 25th Infantry Division [Guadalcanal - New Britain]
1944-02-15 1945-08-29 Commanding General VII Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1945-08-30 1945-12-15 Chief of Staff, Army Ground Forces
1945-12-16 1947-07-20 Director of Bureau of Public Relations, War Department
1947-09-01 1948-11-14 Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army
1948-11-15 1949-08-15 Vice Chief of Staff, US Army
1949-08-16 1953-08-14 Chief of Staff, US Army
1953-XX-XX 1955-XX-XX US Representative NATO Military Committee
1955-XX-XX 1956-XX-XX Special US Representative to Republic of Vietnam
1956-XX-XX Retired
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