The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General John William Leonard

Leonard, John William


* 25th of January 1890

† 26th of October 1974

(Regular Army)


1936-10-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-06-26 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-06-20 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-10-27 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1944-02-01 Colonel
1947-01-15 Brigadier-General
1948-01-24 Major-General


1936-09-18 1940-XX-XX Instructor to Maryland National Guard
1940-07-01 1941-07-XX Attached to 2nd Infantry Division
1941-07-XX 1941-10-XX Member of the Planning Mission to Brazil
1941-11-XX 1942-03-XX Commanding Officer 6th Armored Infantry Regiment
1942-03-XX 1942-07-XX Commanding Officer Combat Command B, 4th Armored Division
1942-07-XX 1942-09-XX Commanding Officer Combat Command B, 9th Armored Division
1942-11-01 1945-07-XX Commanding General 9th Armored Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-08-29 1946-04-02 Commanding General 20th Armored Division
1946-04-XX 1946-07-XX Commanding General 2nd Armored Division
1946-06-XX 1947-07-XX Commanding General Camp Hood, Texas
1946-07-XX 1948-07-XX Commandant of the Armor School
1946-07-XX 1948-07-XX Commanding General Armored Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky
1948-08-19 1950-XX-XX Military Attaché to Great Britain
1950-09-01 1951-06-18 Commanding General V Corps
1952-XX-XX Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps
1952-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: From: "20th Armored Division in World War II - Armor in ETO", 1946