The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Joseph Alfred Cranston

Cranston, Joseph Alfred


* 8th of September 1898

† 2nd of December 1973

(Regular Army)


1941-09-15 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-12-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-03-18 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-03-11 Colonel
1948-06-30 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-08-01 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1940-02-01 1943-01-20 Attached to the War Department General Staff
1943-01-21 1943-10-31 Assistant Commanding General 66th Infantry Division
1944-01-31 1945-10-27 Commanding General Intermediate Section, US China-Burma-India Theater of Operations
1946-01-16 1946-10-31 Chief of Staff, V Corps
1946-11-01 1947-04-08 Assistant Commanding General 2nd Infantry Division
1947-04-09 1948-07-31 Commanding General Michigan Military District
1948-07-31 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, December 1974" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.