The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Charles Hartwell Bonesteel

Bonesteel, Charles Hartwell


* 9th of April 1885

† 5th of June 1964

(Regular Army)


1932-04-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1937-02-01 Colonel
1940-09-01 Brigadier-General
1941-04-03 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-07-18 Major-General


1932-XX-XX 1933-06-XX Instructor at 1st Section (Tactics), Infantry School
1933-06-XX 1933-06-20 Chief of 3rd Section (Weapons), Infantry School
1933-06-XX 1936-09-XX Officer in Charge of Small Arms Firing School, Camp Perry, Ohio
1936-09-14 1938-05-12 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment
1938-05-13 1940-05-17 Commanding Officer 19th Infantry Regiment
1940-06-XX 1940-10-XX Chief of Staff, 2nd Army
1940-06-XX 1940-10-XX Chief of Staff, 6th Corps Area
1940-10-10 1941-07-26 Commanding General 6th Corps Area
1941-07-26 1941-09-XX Commanding General 5th Infantry Division
1941-09-05 1943-06-19 Commanding General Iceland Base Command
1943-06-XX 1944-07-XX Commanding General Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia
1944-07-XX 1944-11-XX Commanding General Western Defense Command
1944-11-XX 1944-12-XX Assistant to Commander in Chief 12th Army Group [Northwestern Europe]
1944-12-XX 1945-05-XX Commanding G-1 Section, Headquarters Versailles, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
1945-05-12 1945-07-01 Inspector-General, US European Theater of Operations
1945-07-01 1945-08-28 Inspector-General, US Forces European Theater
1945-09-08 1946-09-01 Chairman of the War Department Manpower Board, Office of the Chief of Staff
1947-01-31 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, June 1965" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.