Top Ten Best World War II Generals


The Top Ten

1 George Patton

Patton was the best. He was right about the Russians.

Best general of WW2. If he was suppreme Allied commander, my country would be saved from communist occupation.

Everyone thought Eisenhower was the best but it was Patton

Patton was the best, Ike was an idiot.

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2 Erich von Manstein Erich von Manstein

Should be number 1.

Sly, only third place? he should have been number 1 - STFUSS

He should have towered over Rommel. He's the best German Field Marshal. No general could beat his tactics and brilliant forms of strategy. Zhukov himself feared his prowess in both of those fields. Hitler's interference ruined his momentum leading him to his downfall.

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

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3 Erwin Rommel Erwin Rommel Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as the Desert Fox, was a German field marshal of World War II.

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.

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4 Dwight Eisenhower 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.

Should be first

I like IKE

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

Born laeder and taction ploitision

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5 Georgy Zhukov Georgy Zhukov

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

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

When the Nazis go to sleep, they check under their beds for this guy. - BIG260911

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

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6 Douglas MacArthur 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.

He was the best.

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

The great U.S. general that was fired.

The greatest u.s general - flubudet

7 Bernard Montgomery

He led lots of fights in Europe. The best!

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.

8 Isoroku Yamamoto

The Brain behind pearl harbor

He was such a great strategist - 2storm

9 Omar Bradley
10 Heinz Guderian

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

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 Contenders

11 Wilhelm Keitel
12 Charles De Gaulle 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 - 2storm

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

13 Alfred Jodl
14 Henry Arnold
15 Albert Kesselring

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

16 Konstantin Rokossovsky

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

Played a Key role in both Moscow and Stalingrad, was responsible for the victory at Kursk and destroyed the Herresgruppe Mitte, in the to this day greatest defeat of german armed forces.

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

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 Walter Model

One of the best "Defense General" in WW2

20 Italo Balbo
21 Chester W. Nimitz 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 William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

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.

23 William Darby
24 Giovanni Messe
25 Stanislaw Maczek

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

26 Hermann Fegelein Hermann Fegelein
27 Hermann Göring Hermann Göring Hermann Wilhelm Göring was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party.
28 Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler was a German dictator, and a leading member of the Nazi party. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
29 Arthur Percival
30 Fyodor Tolbukhin

Was the most skilled marshal of the Soviet Union, he was one of the only ones who actually accomplished favourably casualty rates and one of the only ones who won while being outnumbered. He defeated Balck, the most brilliant German commander and second best commander of the war, while being outnumbered.

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Wilhelm Keitel
2. Alfred Jodl
3. Albert Kesselring
1. George Patton
2. Erwin Rommel
3. Georgy Zhukov
1. George Patton
2. Dwight Eisenhower
3. Douglas MacArthur

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