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  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    First off:  I listed the Generals before the Admirals because the Department of the Army has seniority over the Department of the Navy.  I felt that was the only appropriate method to list them.  From there, I listed the Generals in order of seniority in their respective theaters. (Bradley was subordinate to Patton, I think he may have been made a superior later however, not sure.)

    Secondly:  General Douglas MacArthur is the only officer listed without a middle initial.  I could not find a middle initial for him, it is nothing personal, I just don’t have the information, so it was left off.  It is completely possible that Gen. MacArthur never had a middle name.



  • Where is Pappy?

    And Bradley was Patton’s commander.


  • 2019 Moderator

    If your talking about “Pappy” Boyington he was a Colonel


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    And I thought Patton had Bradley as an assistant in Africa when running the Second Corps, before he was re-assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division?


  • 2019 Moderator

    Kind of he was an advisor, lower ranking than Patton, but he worked for Ike.  That annoyed Patton and he tried to get bradley put under him but it didn’t happen.

    I like Mac.  His Island strategy was awesome. Encirclement and cutting off supplies.  Even though it was in Korea, the Ichon landings were clasic MacAurther style.  Of course he was egotistical and from what I’ve read a paining the ass to work for.  He was Eisenhower’s boss before the war.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    Okay, but an adviser is subordinate to the field commander.  So that means Patton out ranked Bradley.


  • 2019 Moderator

    In North africa, but in Europe Bradley was Pattons direct supervisor.

    Bradly was the 12 Army Group Commander over 1st (Hodges)and 3rd (Patton) armies.



  • No love for General McAuliffe?

    Anyone who says “Nuts!” to their enemy when surrounded deserves a vote in my book.



  • Bradley was subordinate to Patton from when they were at West Point through the Sicily campaign.

    When Patton became active in Europe again post-D-Day Bradley had been promoted over him.

    Bradley was also the last living 5-star general in the US.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @Jermofoot:

    No love for General McAuliffe?

    Anyone who says “Nuts!” to their enemy when surrounded deserves a vote in my book.

    Sorry, I just pumped Famous American Generals into Google and added Bradley when he didn’t pop for some reason.

    Anyway, if Bradley ended up in command over Patton, I apologize for listing them in the wrong order.  Even if Patton is more of a man then Bradley because he has the aura of being the leader of the 3rd Infantry Division “ROCK OF THE MARNE!!” 🙂  (Sorry, my old unit, I have to give them props!)



  • The questions is who is your favorite American OFFICER, not general. Therefore Pappy should be on the list.


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @M36:

    The questions is who is your favorite American OFFICER, not general. Therefore Pappy should be on the list.

    Yes, dear, but he’s not on the list. 🙂

    So, of the men listed, who is your favorite?

    Mine happens to be Bradley.  He has an adorable little assault vehicle named after him and he was an adorable little man.  Kinda plain looking, IMHO, but adorable in those cute little Yankee combat fatigues. 🙂


  • 2019 Moderator

    @M36:

    The questions is who is your favorite American OFFICER, not general. Therefore Pappy should be on the list.

    You got me there, M36 votes for Col Greg Boyington 😉


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @M36:

    The questions is who is your favorite American OFFICER, not general. Therefore Pappy should be on the list.

    By that reasoning you cannot vote for Admiral since they are not Generals. 😛  I’ll attempt to reword the question to be FLAG OFFICER since Colonels are not FLAG OFFICERS that should satisfy you. 😛

    What surprises me is that no one is voting for Nimitz.  He has a carrier model named after him!



  • That reminds me…are there no vehicles or class of such that hold Patton’s name?  Seems like something would be out there, or nicknamed at least…


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    My favorite soldier is Sargent Saunders from Combat, followed by Audy Murphy.

    This list should include all soldiers of the war including German. Micheal Wittman would be my #1


  • 2019 Moderator

    @Jermofoot:

    That reminds me…are there no vehicles or class of such that hold Patton’s name?  Seems like something would be out there, or nicknamed at least…

    Pretty much every Main Battle tank developed by the US after WWII untill the M1 was called a Patton tank (M46, M47, M48, M60)



  • @Jermofoot:

    That reminds me…are there no vehicles or class of such that hold Patton’s name?  Seems like something would be out there, or nicknamed at least…

    The M60 Patton Main Battle Tank.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m60.htm



  • Thanks guys.  You’d think a simple GIS would uncover that, but no…


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    Yes, but tanks are effective and terrorizing.  I wouldn’t consider them cute and adorable like the Bradley Fighting Vehicle!



  • You do know that the Bradley was originally supposed to be more like a Humvee and less like a tank, right?


  • 2018 2017 2016 '11 Moderator

    @ncscswitch:

    You do know that the Bradley was originally supposed to be more like a Humvee and less like a tank, right?

    Actually, I believe it was supposed to be a lightly armored version of a jeep, but with a better personnel capacity.  Basically, an ultra light, armored method of bringing a squad to the front. (A squad being 14-16 infantrymen + driver/passenger)



  • Correct, it was a light troop transport originally (like the Humvee is now).

    HBO actually did a movie many years ago about how the Bradley mutated into its current form… as well as all the failed tests (especially the amphib tests that it STILL can’t pass)

    And, in keeping with historical parallels, notice how the screaming for the past several years has been for ARMORED Humvee’s…

    It is a shame that Bradley’s name is associated with a boondoggle…


  • 2019 Moderator

    Well hummers are going to be fased out soon.  The hummer was suposed to be a catch all do anything truck, but it get crappy mileage for using around base so their going back to pickup trucks and it doesn’t stand up to combat too light so they are moving to MRAPs and other “Mine Resistant” trucks.



  • I have seen several of those on bases in recent years, especially LeJeune…

    They look like the old South Africa anti-mine wheeled vehicles from the 1980s


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