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World War 2 Officers and Commanders - General Knowledge

Questions regarding military officers/commanders and their exploits in the Second World War.
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First submittedJanuary 6, 2018
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This Greek general orchestrated the defence of the Metaxas Line in 1941 during the Battle of Greece.
Konstantinos Bakopoulos
Commander of the 6th Panzer Army, which spearheaded the German attack in Wacht am Rhein (Battle of the Bulge).
Sepp Dietrich
Commander of Soviet forces in the battle of Stalingrad, later Marshal of the Soviet Union.
Vasily Chuikov
Marshal of Romania for most of World War 2.
Ion Antonescu
Isoroku Yamamoto was Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet until his death in April 1943. Who took over from him?
Mineichi Koga
Which US general sent the message "Nuts!" during the German siege of Bastogne in 1944?
Anthony McAullife
Which RAF Officer was known by the nickname "Bomber" or "Butcher"?
Arthur Harris
Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Air Force from 1942 to 1946.
Alexander Novikov
Only one man held the rank of Reichsmarschall (Marshal of the Reich) during World War 2. Who was he?
Hermann Göring
Grand Admiral of the Kriegsmarine from 1939 until 1943, when Karl Dönitz succeeded him.
Erich Raeder
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This man was the first four-star general of the US Air Force and Commanding General of Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946.
Henry H. Arnold
Marshal of Poland when Germany invaded in 1939.
Edward Rydz-Śmigły
Only one German officer received the highest grade of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds). Who has he?
Hans-Ulrich Rudel
Which US Admiral led American forces in the Battle of Midway?
Chester W. Nimitz
This man was the last Maresciallo d'Italia (Marshal of Italy) during the war.
Giovanni Messe
This German general led the XII Army during the Battle of Berlin, which Hitler wrongly believed could break the encirclement of the city.
Walther Wenck
Which general commanded Japanese forces during the Battle of Iwo Jima?
Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Who returned from leave to orchestrate the defence of Normandy?
Erwin Rommel
The first commander of the British 7th Armoured Division (later known as the Desert Rats), responsible for unique vehicle designs known as "Funnies".
Percy Hobart
Who succeeded Georgy Zhukov as Chief of the General Staff of the Red Army in July 1941?
Boris Shaposhnikov
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