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Maj. Gen. Jack W. Heard (1887-1976)
October 1941 - February 1943. Gen. Heard retired in 1946.
Maj. Gen. Lunsford E. Oliver
March 1943 - June 1945. Gen. Oliver formerly commanded CC B of the 1st Armored Division. Gen. Oliver led the 5th Armored during its training and combat until the end of war in Europe.
Brig. Gen. Morrill Ross
June 1945 - September 1945. Gen. Ross had earlier commanded the artillery of the 26th Infantry Division.
Maj. Gen. Holmes E. Dager (1893-1973)
September 1945 - Inactivation. [See details under 11th Armored Division.]

1. The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.
2. Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European Theater of Operations, Office of the Theater Historian, Paris, France, December 1945.

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