The Generals of WWII

Generals from France Flag for France
Portrait of Lieutenant-General Guy Schlesser

Schlesser, Guy


* 15th of March 1896

† 14th of February 1970


1941-03-XX Colonel
1944-11-25 Temporary Brigadier-General
1945-09-01 Brigadier-General
1949-02-01 Major-General
1952-04-23 Lieutenant-General


1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 31st Dragoon Regiment
1940-06-XX 1940-07-12 Prisoner of War
1940-07-12 Escaped
1940-XX-XX Commanding Officer 18th Chasseurs Regiment
1940-XX-XX 1943-XX-XX Commanding Officer 12th Dragoon Regiment
1943-XX-XX 1944-XX-XX Commanding Officer 9th African Chasseurs Regiment
1944-XX-XX 1945-05-14 Commanding Officer Group 4, 5th Armoured Division
1945-05-14 General Officer Commanding 5th Armoured Division
1946-XX-XX Commandant of the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr
1946-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Territorial Division Algeria
Chief of Military Cabinet, Ministry of National Defence
1950-08-09 Assistant Commander in Chief French Forces in Germany
1951-XX-XX 1956-XX-XX General Officer Commanding I Corps
1951-XX-XX 1956-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Southern Zone French Forces Germany
1956-XX-XX Retired
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