The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Gerald Joseph Higgins

Higgins, Gerald Joseph


* 29th of August 1909

† 20th of December 1996

(Regular Army)


1942-10-01 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1943-06-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-06-12 Captain
1944-08-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel


1942-08-17 1943-03-01 G-3, 101st Airborne Division
1943-03-02 1944-08-11 Chief of Staff 101st, Airborne Division [Northwestern Europe]
1944-08-01 1945-08-10 Assistant Commanding General 101st Airborne Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-08-11 1946-01-31 Commandant of Airborne School
1946-02-01 1948-06-XX Commandant of Cadets, US Military Academy West Point
1948-06-XX 1949-09-15 Assistant Commanding General 24th Infantry Division [Japan]
1949-10-15 1950-XX-XX Deputy Commanding General 4th Infantry Division
1952-XX-XX Chief of Organization & Training Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (G-3), US Army
1952-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Commanding General 82nd Airborne Division
1955-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Source: From: "Assembly, April 1946" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.