The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Alfred Maximillian Gruenther

Gruenther, Alfred Maximillian


* 3rd of March 1899

† 30th of May 1983

(Regular Army)


1941-09-15 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1941-12-27 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-08-15 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-12-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-02-04 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1947-02-27 Brigadier-General
1948-01-24 Major-General
1949-09-30 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)


1941-06-02 1941-10-15 Attached to War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1941-10-16 1941-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, 3rd Army
1941-XX-XX 1942-08-01 Chief of Staff, 3rd Army
1942-08-02 1943-01-04 Deputy Chief of Staff, Allied Force Headquarters [North Africa]
1943-01-05 1944-12-15 Chief of Staff, 5th Army [Italy]
1944-12-16 1945-07-07 Chief of Staff 15th Army Group [Italy]
1945-07-06 1945-10-31 Deputy Commanding General US Forces in Austria
1945-12-01 1947-08-21 Deputy Commandant of the National War College
1947-09-18 1949-09-19 Director of the Joint Staff, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1949-09-20 1950-02-28 Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans & Combat Operations US Army
1950-03-01 1951-02-13 Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans US Army
1951-04-02 1953-07-11 Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
1953-07-11 1956-11-20 Supreme Allied Commander Europe
1953-07-11 1956-11-20 Commander in Chief US European Command
1956-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley