The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Matthew Bunker Ridgway

Ridgway, Matthew Bunker


* 3rd of March 1895

† 26th of July 1993

(Regular Army)


1940-07-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-12-11 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-01-15 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-08-06 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1945-06-04 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)


1939-09-30 1942-01-XX Attached to War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1942-02-25 1942-06-25 Assistant Commanding General 82nd Infantry Division
1942-06-26 1944-08-26 Commanding General 82nd Airborne Division [Sicily - Northwestern Europe]
1944-08-27 1945-10-15 Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Commanding General Mediterranean Theater of Operations
1945-XX-XX 1946-XX-XX Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean
1946-01-XX 1948-06-XX Army Representative on Military Staff Committee, United Nations
1946-01-XX 1948-06-XX Chairman of Inter-American Defense Board
1948-06-XX 1949-08-31 Commander in Chief US Caribbean Command
1949-09-01 1950-12-23 Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration, US Army
1950-12-26 1951-04-11 Commanding General 8th Army [Korea]
1951-04-11 1952-05-09 Commander in Chief Far East Command
1951-04-11 1952-05-09 Commander in Chief UN Forces in Korea
1952-05-30 1953-07-11 Supreme Allied Commander Europe
1952-08-01 1953-07-11 Commander in Chief US European Command
1953-08-15 1955-06-29 Chief of Staff, US Army
1955-06-29 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley