The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General George Jacob Richards

Richards, George Jacob


* 12th of April 1891

† 1st of October 1984

(Regular Army)


1936-03-05 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-06-26 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-03-14 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1943-06-12 Colonel
1944-02-28 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-12-01 Brigadier-General
1948-01-24 Major-General


1933-07-01 1937-06-30 Attached to the War Department General Staff
1937-07-01 1938-05-30 Attending the Naval War College
1938-06-15 1940-06-15 District Engineer, Detroit, Michigan
1940-07-01 1941-07-XX Commanding Officer 19th Engineers Combat Regiment
1941-08-XX 1941-11-XX Engineer, I Corps
1941-12-XX 1942-03-XX Deputy Chief of Budget & Legislative Branch, Office of the Chief of Staff
1942-04-XX 1943-01-XX Chief of Budget Estimates Branch, Fiscal Division, Army Services Forces
1943-01-07 1947-09-19 Director of Budget Division, War Department
1947-09-19 1948-01-01 Director of Budget Division, Department of the Army
1948-01-02 1948-07-15 Comptroller of the Army
1948-07-16 1949-01-28 Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff US Army
1949-02-08 1950-02-10 Inspector-General, US European Command
1950-02-11 Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group to France
1953-XX-XX Retired