The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General James Alward Van Fleet

Van Fleet, James Alward


* 19th of March 1892

† 23rd of September 1992

(Regular Army)


1936-10-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-07-01 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1944-02-01 Colonel
1944-08-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1944-11-15 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1946-06-27 Brigadier-General
1948-01-24 Major-General
1948-02-19 Lieutenant-General (Army of the United States)


1935-08-XX 1939-08-XX Attached to Organized Reserves California
1939-08-XX 1941-06-XX Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment
1941-07-XX 1944-07-02 Commanding Officer 8th Infantry Regiment
1944-07-04 1944-09-05 Assistant Commanding General 2nd Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1944-09-19 1944-10-10 Acting Assistant Commanding General 4th Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1944-09-30 1944-10-05 Acting Commanding General 4th Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1944-10-15 1945-02-22 Commanding General 90th Infantry Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-02-06 1945-03-16 Commanding General XXIII Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1945-03-17 1946-02-XX Commanding General III Corps [Northwestern Europe]
1946-02-XX 1946-06-XX Commanding General 2nd Service Command
1946-06-XX 1947-12-XX Deputy Commanding General 1st Army
1947-12-06 1948-02-18 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3), European Command
1948-02-24 1950-XX-XX Chief of Joint US Military Advisory Group to Greece
1950-08-10 1951-06-04 Commanding General 2nd Army
1951-04-14 1953-02-11 Commanding General 8th Army [Korea]
1953-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley