WW2 Generals’ November birthdays


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    I knew it was Ronmel’s birthday around now, so I looked it up. As it happens, I was two days out. He was born on the 15th (1891).
    What surprised me was that his nemesis, Monty, was also born in November. He was born on the 17th (1887).
    Manstein was the 24th (1887 like Monty) . Patton was the 11th Anderson the oldest of them (born in 1885).
    My Italian grandfather was November 11th too. But he only made Corporal!


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Gargantua was the 26th 🙂


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Along similar lines: General Joseph E. Johnston, who had surrendered his forces to General William Tecumseh Sherman in the last days of the Civil War, died just a few weeks after Sherman. He had attended Sherman’s funeral and had kept his hat off during the proceedings (despite the cold and rainy weather) as a sign of respect to his former adversary; he caught a cold as a result, and it developed into pneumonia.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    @CWO-Marc said in WW2 Generals’ November birthdays:

    Along similar lines: General Joseph E. Johnston, who had surrendered his forces to General William Tecumseh Sherman in the last days of the Civil War, died just a few weeks after Sherman. He had attended Sherman’s funeral and had kept his hat off during the proceedings (despite the cold and rainy weather) as a sign of respect to his former adversary; he caught a cold as a result, and it developed into pneumonia.
    True Marc. I also remembered that they, too, were born in the same month. Was February, actually, but 13 years apart. Funny.


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