Top Ten Best World War II Generals

The Top Ten

1 George Patton

The fearless dual-pistol toting lunatic you never want to do battle against.

A Guy who saw through the dangers if the Russians. And a helluva general.

Everyone thought Eisenhower was the best but it was Patton

Patton was the best, Ike was an idiot.

2 Erich von Manstein

Should be number 1.He is the reason why France was annexed in only 6 weeks

Who believes in Manstein, shall receive the gifts from Manstein

Manstein, He was the one who created operation yellow, made sure Operation Barbarossa flowed, but he was the one who failed to save the 6th army at the battle of Stalingrad

He masterminded many decisive victories for Germany and he was against mass killings unlike Hitler, Hitler then dismissed his best general. The Germans could conquer the world without Hitler interfering with the plans

3 Erwin Rommel Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II. He worked under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich as a leading general and gained fame from his battles in North Africa.

"The desert fox". There was a reason he got the best nickname in the war, attributed not by the germans but his enemies.

Actually, he was one of the German military leaders in D-Day (but the Germans were tricked by the Allies into believing that they would attack at a different location) and contrary to popular belief, he wasn't directly involved in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. He was only guilty of not telling the German High Command about it when he learned of it as many of his friends were involved in the conspiracy.

Rommel was by far the greatest general of World War II with his humane treatment of his prisoners and his superb fighting skills. He was unlike many of the other German leaders.

He was one of the few German Generals who never came under bad influence of committing bad deeds at war. Rommel fought good fights, ripped orders from Hitler in regards of executing captured Jewish soldiers and POWs and treated prisoners politely unlike typical German soldiers who committed atrocities. Bless the Desert Fox.

This guy was a great general luckily Hitler killed him because D-Day could have claimed a lot more lives.

4 Dwight Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

This man kept the magnificent egos in check. Being a libra allowed him to do this

I like IKE

Born laeder and taction ploitision

5 Georgy Zhukov

The Red Army was more responsible for the defeat of Germany than any other force. Marshall Zhukov was the man in charge.

He was good but not as good as Rokossovsky who isn't even on this list which is scandalous

When the Nazis go to sleep, they check under their beds for this guy.

Can't you see it. Zhukov won the war himself

6 Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American Field Marshall and Five-Star General. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930's and played a significant role in the World War II Pacific Theatre. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines more.

Douglas Macarthur was the best general, hero of 3 war, his dedication for US and philippine allowed to win the war against Japan.He achieved remarkable success in the Pacific Theater (1941-45) despite his inadequate supplies and limited numbers of troops and ships. He is unmistakably the greatest american strategist

it is a great leader

He was the best.

The great U.S. general that was fired.

7 Bernard Montgomery

He was able to maintain and rebuild an army when Britain stood alone against Germany et al, the Russians out of the picture, and no American army. That took more courage than any US general.

A great general, but only in his own mind.

He led lots of fights in Europe. The best!

8 Isoroku Yamamoto

He was such a great strategist

The Brain behind pearl harbor

9 Heinz Guderian

This guy was the main reason for german victory in northen europe and eastern front. He was the only german genral to criticize the hitler sadly later he was removed and fired. If hitler listened to him we might be learning different history.

The best general in Ww2. Dismisses because of saving his soldiers.

10 Omar Bradley

The Contenders

11 Wilhelm Keitel
12 Charles De Gaulle Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman. He was the leader of Free France (1940–44) and the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944–46). In 1958, he founded the Fifth Republic and was elected as the 18th more.

He is the second best French General and I think we all know who is number 1

T his guy hid out in England until they were ready to enter Paris?

13 Alfred Jodl
14 Albert Kesselring

He made the Gustav line around Rome protecting Northern Italy from the allies.

15 Henry Arnold
16 Konstantin Rokossovsky

Fiery, aggressive, my type of general. Should be up there with Rommel.

The Man saved the Soviets. He was a serial winner.

The man behind the victory at Kursk and had the balls to tell Stalin that Operation Bagration needed two frontline strikes against German army group centre and not the Stalin favoured one, his reputation was sealed after he was proved right and he was promoted to Field Marshall

THE 2nd best general after Zhukov.

17 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

Few could have done more with what they had. He used terrain to his advantage and made excellent use of ambush warfare. He was also good at organisation and wider strategy, for example by shifting his reserves from one front to another during The Winter War he was able to counter multiple different Soviet forces and defeat each in turn.

18 Alan Brooke
19 William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

A man who fought a powerful enemy with last of all the supplies and reflected on his mistakes made. He was able to beat the Japanese at their own game yet is very rarely mentioned.

The “Forgotten General” of the”Forgotten Army”. Took over an army near Siam, and when he was removed from command, the troops rioted. He also fought the Japanese and Siamese out of Indochina and Siam.

20 Walter Model

One of the best "Defense General" in WW2

21 Chester W. Nimitz

Very smart in using the submarines to hold off the Japanese while the Navy was rebuilding.

He was commander of the pacific fleet. How is he not on the list?

22 Richard O'Connor

He defeated 150,000 Italians with 30,000 men, got captured, was released and then returned to a corps command in Europe. A man who used combined arms to full effect.

23 Giovanni Messe
24 Italo Balbo
25 Stanislaw Maczek

Polish Tank Commander, that freed numerous cities. Germans were really scared of his division

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