The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General George Smith Jr. Patton

Patton, George Smith Jr.


* 11th of November 1885

† 21st of December 1945

(Regular Army)


1934-03-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-07-01 Colonel
1940-10-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1941-04-04 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1943-04-12 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)
1943-09-01 Brigadier-General
1943-09-02 Major-General
1945-04-26 General (Army of the United States)


1932-06-25 1935-04-15 Executive Officer, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
1935-05-21 1937-07-12 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2), Hawaiian Department
1937-08-XX 1938-07-XX Director of Instruction, Cavalry School
1938-02-10 1938-07-22 Commanding Officer 9th Cavalry Regiment
1938-07-24 1938-12-05 Commanding Officer 5th Cavalry Regiment
1938-12-XX 1940-07-24 Commanding Officer 3rd Cavalry Regiment
1940-07-10 1941-01-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Armored Brigade
1941-01-XX 1942-01-14 Commanding General 2nd Armored Division
1942-01-15 1942-08-05 Commanding General I Armored Corps
1942-04-XX 1942-08-XX Commanding General Desert Training Center
1942-08-06 1942-11-07 Commanding General London Base Command [United Kingdom]
1942-11-08 1943-XX-XX Commanding General Western Task Force [North Africa]
1943-01-09 1943-07-10 Commanding General I Armored Corps [North Africa]
1943-XX-XX Commanding General 7th Army [North Africa]
1943-03-05 1943-04-16 Commanding General II Corps [North Africa]
1943-XX-XX 1944-01-25 Commanding General 7th Army [Sicily]
1944-01-26 1945-10-06 Commanding General 3rd Army [Northwestern Europe]
1945-XX-XX Military-Governor of Bavaria
1945-10-07 1945-12-21 Commanding General 15th Army [Germany]
1945-10-14 1945-12-21 Chairman of the General Board, US Forces European Theater
1945-11-11 1945-11-26 Commanding General US Forces European Theater
1945-12-21 Died following a car accident
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