The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Joseph Taggart McNarney

McNarney, Joseph Taggart


* 28th of August 1893

† 1st of February 1972



1936-06-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-03-01 Colonel (Temporary)
1941-04-07 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-01-15 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1942-06-15 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)
1943-09-01 Brigadier-General
1943-09-04 Major-General (with rank from 07.04.1941)
1945-03-07 General (Army of the United States)


1935-03-XX 1938-07-XX Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics & Material (G-4), General Headquarters Air Force
1938-07-XX 1939-03-XX Commanding Officer 7th Bombardment Group
1939-03-17 1939-06-XX Attached to the War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1939-06-XX Member of the Joint Army & Navy Planning Committee
1940-05-XX 1941-05-XX Member of the Canada-United States Permanent Defense Board
1941-05-XX 1941-12-XX Chief of Staff, Special Army Observer Group to United Kingdom
1941-12-XX 1942-01-XX Member of the Roberts Commission, Investigation of Pearl Harbor Attack
1942-01-XX 1942-03-XX Chairman of the War Department Reorganization Committee, War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1942-03-XX 1944-10-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, War Department General Staff
1944-10-22 1945-10-23 Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Chief Mediterranean
1944-10-22 1944-11-01 Commanding General US North African Theater of Operations
1944-11-01 1945-10-23 Commanding General US Mediterranean Theater of Operations
1945-10-01 1945-11-XX Acting Supreme Allied Commander in Chief Mediterranean
1945-11-26 1947-03-15 Commanding General US Forces European Theater
1945-11-XX 1947-04-XX Commanding GeneralOffice of Military Government United States, Germany
1947-05-01 1947-09-XX Senior member of the Military Staff Committee to the United Nations
1947-10-14 1949-08-31 Commanding General Air Force Material Command, Wright Field
1949-09-01 1952-01-31 Chief of the Department of Defense Management Committee
1952-01-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Shawn M. Bohannon