The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General John Lesesne DeWitt

DeWitt, John Lesesne


* 9th of January 1880

† 20th of June 1962

(Regular Army)


1917-08-05 Lieutenant-Colonel (National Army)
1918-07-30 Colonel (United States Army)
1919-08-31 Termination of rank Colonel (United States Army
1919-08-31 Termination of rank Lieutenant-Colonel (National Army)
1920-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1921-05-09 Colonel
1930-01-18 Major-General (Quartermaster-General)
1934-02-02 Termination of rank Major-General (Quartermaster-General)
1934-03-26 Brigadier-General
1936-12-01 Major-General
1939-12-05 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)


1918-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, I Corps [France]
1918-XX-XX 1919-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, 1st Army [France]
1924-12-XX 1926-10-01 Commanding Officer 1st Infantry Regiment
1930-02-03 1934-02-02 Quartermaster-General, War Department
1934-08-14 1935-04-26 Commanding General 78th Infantry Division
1934-08-14 1935-04-26 Commanding Officer 1st Infantry Brigade
1935-06-28 1936-04-27 Commanding Officer 23rd Infantry Brigade
1936-05-01 1936-10-26 Commanding Officer Fort Stotsenberg [Philippines]
1937-01-20 1937-04-08 Commanding General Philippine Division
1937-06-30 1939-11-30 Commandant of the Army War College
1939-12-01 1943-09-XX Commanding General 4th Army
1939-12-05 1940-11-09 Commanding General 9th Corps Area
1941-03-17 1943-09-15 Commanding General Western Defense Command
1943-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Commandant of the Army & Navy Staff College
1944-01-31 Retired, but remained employed
1947-XX-XX Retired
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