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U.S. Five-Star Generals and Admirals

Can you name the American generals and admirals who were awarded 5-star rank during and after WWII?
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First submittedOctober 6, 2016
Last updatedOctober 6, 2016
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Appointed
General
1944
George Marshall
1944
Douglas MacArthur
1944
Dwight Eisenhower
1944
Henry Arnold
1950
Omar Bradley
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Admiral
1944
William Leahy
1944
Ernest King
1944
Chester Nimitz
1945
William Halsey Jr.
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level 62
Oct 7, 2016
Only guessed Mccarthur and Ike. Oh, and I still like Ike.
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level 75
Oct 7, 2016
Sadly this quiz accounts for no points, 'cause these would've been 5 easy points.
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level 83
May 15, 2018
Worth points now!
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level 80
May 15, 2018
I tried a bunch of spellings of "Spruance", to no avail. Who knew he only rated 4 stars!
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level 68
Jul 19, 2018
Spruance was considered for a fifth star, but if I remember correctly the powers that be decided it would disproportionately give the Navy more top brass. In order to honor him, however, an Act of Congress bestowed him his 4-star annual salary for life. Not too bad when you consider this was on top of his government service salary later on as Ambassador to The Philippines.
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level 83
May 15, 2018
I almost wished that Arnold was listed twice, once for the Army and once for Air Force.
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level 72
Jun 17, 2018
The 6 and 7 star generals should be thrown in.
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level 74
Jul 19, 2018
There are no seven star generals, at least not in the United States.
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level 66
Jul 19, 2018
You left off George Washington...yes...THE George Washington. He was posthumously promoted to General of the Armies in 1976. And if my matheses adds up, that is after WW2. There are no clarifying remarks other than it had to be during or after WW2. LOL
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level 52
Jul 19, 2018
Good note, but one technicality deserves another. Generals of the Armies are not 5 star generals.
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level 51
Jul 19, 2018
Your conclushions were all wrong, Ryan - Halshey acted shtupidly.