The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General John Wilson O'Daniel

O'Daniel, John Wilson


* 15th of February 1894

† 29th of March 1975

(Regular Army)

Nickname: Iron Mike


1940-08-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-12-24 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-11-20 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-05-30 Major-General (Army of the United States)


Commanding Officer 24th Infantry Regiment
1942-XX-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, 3rd Army
1942-XX-XX Commanding Officer 168th Combat Team [North Africa]
Commanding Officer ? Brigade, North Africa-Sicily-Italy
1944-02-17 1945-12-13 Commanding General 3rd Infantry Division [Italy - Northwestern Europe]
1945-01-07 1945-XX-XX Commanding General 3rd Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-07-XX 1948-03-XX Commanding General Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia
1948-03-19 1950-XX-XX Military Attaché to Moscow
1951-07-19 1952-06-28 Commanding General I Corps
1952-09-01 1954-04-XX Commanding General US Army Pacific
1954-04-12 1955-10-23 Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group in Indochina
1956-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley