The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Onslow Sherburne Rolfe

Rolfe, Onslow Sherburne


* 6th of January 1895

† 29th of January 1985

(Regular Army)


1940-08-30 Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-02-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-12-04 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-02-28 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-03-11 Colonel


1937-XX-XX 1941-11-XX Instructor at the Field Artillery School
1941-11-XX 1942-05-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment
1941-11-XX 1942-09-XX President of the Mountain & Winter Warfare Board
1942-05-XX 1942-09-XX Commanding Officer 87th Mountain Warfare Board
1942-09-XX 1942-12-XX Commanding Officer Mountain Training Center, Camp Carson, Colorado
1942-12-XX 1943-07-XX Commanding General Mountain Training Center, Camp Hale, Colorado
1943-07-XX 1946-02-XX Assistant Commanding General 71st Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1946-04-XX 1946-11-XX Commanding Officer 5th Infantry Regiment [Austria]
1946-11-XX 1947-07-XX Commanding Officer 6th Infantry Regiment [Austria]
1946-11-XX 1947-07-XX Commanding Officer Land Salzburg Area [Austria]
1947-09-XX 1950-XX-XX Deputy Assistant Chief of Developments, Office of the Chief of Army Field Forces
1951-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Field Forces
1952-XX-XX Commanding General Northern Command
1952-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Commanding General Headquarters & Service Command
1953-XX-XX Commanding General Central Command
1953-XX-XX 1954-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Forces Far East
1954-08-XX Retired
Picture source: From "The history of the 71st Infantry Division" by Fred Clinger, Arthur Johnston & Vincent Masel, 1946