The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Lemuel Mathewson

Mathewson, Lemuel


* 29th of March 1889

† 26th of February 1970

(Regular Army)


1941-12-24 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1945-03-20 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1945-06-13 Lieutenant-Colonel
1948-03-11 Colonel


1941-11-07 Attached to Plans Group, War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
Attached to Latin American Section, Operations Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1942-08-12 1943-10-20 Chief of Latin American Section, Theater (Operations) Group, Operations Division, War Department General Staff
1943-10-XX 1944-03-25 Assistant Military Aide to the President
1944-03-XX 1944-12-XX Assistant Commanding Officer Artillery, VII Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1944-05-08 1944-05-22 Commanding Officer Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division
1944-12-XX 1945-08-18 Commanding General Artillery, XVIII Airborne Corps
1945-08-19 1948-03-XX Chief of Staff, Caribbean Defense Command
1949-03-XX Member of the Inter-American Defense Board
1949-03-23 1950-12-XX Commanding General 11th Airborne Division
1951-02-01 1953-01-02 Commanding General US Sector Berlin [Germany]
1953-03-XX 1954-02-XX Commanding General US Army Communications Zone Europe
1954-03-19 1956-03-14 Director of the Joint Staff, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1956-03-29 1957-08-16 Commanding General V Corps
1957-10-01 1958-01-05 Commanding General 6th Army
1958-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley