The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Jr. Buckner

Buckner, Simon Bolivar Jr.


* 18th of July 1886

† 18th of June 1945

(Regular Army)


1932-04-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1937-01-11 Colonel
1940-09-01 Brigadier-General
1941-08-04 Major-General (Army of the United States) promotion: 04.05.1943 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)


1929-07-01 1932-07-04 Adjutant, Army War College
1932-07-05 1933-06-13 Assistant to Commandant of Cadets, US Military Academy West Point
1933-06-14 1936-06-30 Commandant of Cadets, US Military Academy West Point
1936-08-23 1937-03-01 Executive Officer, 23rd Infantry Regiment
1937-03-03 1938-09-01 Commanding Officer 66th Infantry Regiment
1938-06-07 1938-09-01 Commanding Officer 16th Infantry Brigade
1938-09-03 1939-10-16 Commanding Officer 22nd Infantry Regiment
1939-11-04 1940-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 6th Infantry Division
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Commanding General US Troops in Alaska
1941-02-04 1943-10-31 Commanding General Alaska Defense Command
1943-11-01 1944-06-12 Commanding General Alaskan Department
1944-XX-XX 1945-06-18 Commanding General 10th Army [Okinawa]
1945-06-18 Killed in Action
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