The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Joseph May Swing

Swing, Joseph May


* 28th of February 1894

† 9th of December 1984

(Regular Army)


1936-06-24 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1941-06-26 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-02-16 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1943-02-15 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1943-08-01 Colonel
1947-06-16 Brigadier-General
1948-01-24 Major-General


1935-07-01 1938-06-30 Executive Officer, 6th Field Artillery Regiment
1938-07-08 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2), 2nd Infantry Division
1940-12-31 Chief of Staff, 2nd Infantry Division
1941-01-01 1942-01-31 Commanding Officer Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division
1942-02-01 1942-11-30 Commanding Officer Artillery, 82nd Infantry Division
1943-02-25 1946-02-XX Commanding General 11th Airborne Division [New Guinea - Philippines - Japan]
1945-10-XX 1945-12-XX Commanding General XIV Corps [Japan]
1946-06-XX 1948-01-27 Commanding General 11th Airborne Division
1948-02-02 1949-02-15 Commanding General I Corps [Japan]
1949-06-01 1950-03-31 Commanding General US Army Artillery & Missile Center
1950-04-01 1951-07-31 Commandant of the Army War College
1950-04-01 1951-07-31 Commanding General Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1951-08-01 1954-02-28 Commanding General 6th Army
1951-08-01 1954-02-28 Post Commander Presidio of San Francisco, California
1954-02-28 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, September 1986" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.