The Generals of WWII

Generals from USA Flag for USA
Portrait of General Leonard Townsend Gerow

Gerow, Leonard Townsend


* 13th of July 1888

† 12th of October 1972

(Regular Army)


1935-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1940-09-01 Colonel
1940-10-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-02-14 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1944-06-02 Brigadier-General
1945-01-01 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)


Executive Officer, War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1939-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 2nd Infantry Division
1940-XX-XX 1940-10-09 Assistant Commandant of the Infantry School
1940-12-16 1942-02-15 Director of War Plans Division, War Department General Staff
1941-12-24 1942-02-15 Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (G-3), War Department General Staff
1942-10-11 1943-07-22 Commanding General 29th Infantry Division
1943-XX-XX Commander in Chief US Army Forces Europe
1943-07-15 1944-09-17 Commanding General V Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1944-10-05 1945-01-14 Commanding General V Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1945-01-15 1945-10-XX Commanding General 15th Army [Northwestern Europe]
1945-07-04 1945-10-14 Chairman of the General Board, US Forces European Theater
1945-11-XX 1948-01-XX Commandant of the Command & General Staff College
1948-01-15 1950-07-31 Commanding General 2nd Army
1950-07-31 Retired
Picture source: