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Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes (1888-1967)
June 1942 - September 1942. Gen. Keyes later commanded the II Corps, Seventh Army, and Third Army. Gen. Keyes retired in 1954, and he died in 1967.
Maj. Gen. John W. Leonard (1890-1974)
October 1942 - Inactivation. Gen. Leonard led the 9th Armored throughout its combat in Europe. Gen. Leonard later commanded the 20th Armored Division. In the 1950s, he commanded the V Corps and XVIII Airborne Corps. Gen. Leonard retired in 1952. He died in 1974 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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.
3. The 9th: The Story of the 9th Armored Division.

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