The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Sir Ernest Edward Down

Down, Sir Ernest Edward

Lieutenant-General

* 10th of February 1902

† 15th of February 1980

Nickname: Eric

Nickname: Dracula

Service

1942-07-30 1943-09-11 Commanding Officer 2nd Parachute Brigade, North Africa
1943-09-11 1943-12-10 General Officer Commanding 1st Airborne Division, Italy
1943-12-XX 1944-04-15 General Officer Commanding 9th Indian Airborne Division
1944-04-15 1945-11-XX General Officer Commanding 44th Indian Airborne Division
1945-11-XX 1946-03-31 General Officer Commanding 2nd Indian Airborne Division
1946-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 4th Division, Greece
1947-XX-XX 1948-XX-XX General Officer Commanding British Troops in Greece
1948-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Head British Military Mission to Greece
1950-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX District Officer Commanding Mid-West District
1950-XX-XX 1952-XX-XX General Officer Commanding 53rd Division
1952-XX-XX 1955-XX-XX General Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Command
1955-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: From "The Sky Generals" by Major Victor Dover. 1981