The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General John Shirley Wood

Wood, John Shirley


* 11th of January 1888

† 2nd of July 1966

(Regular Army)


1935-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-11-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1941-10-31 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-01-01 Colonel
1942-06-21 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-08-31 Major-General (Retired)


1932-XX-XX 1937-XX-XX Professor of Military Science & Tactics, Pulver Military Academy, Indiana
1937-09-14 1939-07-10 Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, 80th Field Artillery Regiment
1939-06-01 1940-11-XX Chief of Staff, 3rd Army
1940-11-XX 1941-04-XX Commanding Officer Artillery, 1st Infantry Division
1941-04-XX 1941-06-XX Commanding Officer Artillery, 2nd Armored Division
1941-07-XX 1941-12-XX Chief of Staff, I Armored Corps
1941-12-XX 1942-06-XX Commanding General 5th Armored Division
1942-06-XX 1944-12-03 Commanding General 4th Armored Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-01-XX 1946-08-31 Commanding General Tank Training Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky
1946-08-31 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Jeffrey Chu