The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Jacob Loucks Devers

Devers, Jacob Loucks


* 8th of September 1887

† 17th of October 1979

(Regular Army)


1934-02-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-07-01 Colonel
1940-05-01 Brigadier-General
1940-10-01 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1942-09-06 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)
1944-10-03 Major-General
1945-03-08 General (Army of the United States)


1934-06-26 1936-03-21 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 16th Field Regiment
1940-10-09 1941-07-31 Commanding General 9th Infantry Division
1941-08-XX 1943-04-XX Commanding General Armored Force
1943-05-10 1944-01-08 Commanding General US European Theater of Operations
1944-01-08 1944-10-22 Commanding General US North African Theater of Operations
1944-01-08 1944-03-09 Deputy Allied Commander in Chief Mediterranean
1944-03-09 1944-10-22 Deputy Allied Supreme Commander in Chief Mediterranean
1944-XX-XX 1945-XX-XX Commander in Chief 6th Army Group [Northwestern Europe]
1945-07-23 1948-03-14 Commander in Chief Army Ground Forces
1948-03-14 1949-09-30 Chief of Army Field Forces
1949-XX-XX Retired
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