The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General John Leonard Whitelaw

Whitelaw, John Leonard


* 18th of September 1899

† 26th of April 1970

(Regular Army)


1941-09-18 Lieutenant-Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-07-15 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1942-12-11 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-03-21 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-03-05 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-03-11 Colonel


1941-08-XX 1942-03-XX Attached to the Training Section, Office of the Chief of Infantry
1942-03-XX 1942-05-XX Attached to Infantry Section, Replacement & School Command
1942-05-XX 1943-02-XX Attached to Requirements Section, Army Ground Forces
1943-02-XX 1945-08-XX Assistant Commanding General 17th Airborne Division [Northwestern Europe]
1945-08-XX 1945-12-XX Deputy Chief of Staff, Berlin District
1946-04-XX 1948-09-01 Professor of Military Science & Tactics, Michigan State College
1948-09-18 Chief of Staff, US Troops in Trieste
Deputy Commanding General US Troops in Trieste
Assistant Commanding General 10th Infantry Division
Inspector-General, US Army Forces Far East
1955-XX-XX Retired
Picture source: From: "17th Airborne Division", 1944