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Maj. Gen. Charles F. Thompson
July 1940 - August 1941.
Brig. Gen. Charles P. Hall
August 1941 - September 1941. Gen. Hall was born in 1886 in Mississippi, and he graduated from West Point in 1911. Gen. Hall later commanded the 93rd Infantry Division and the XI Corps in the Pacific Theater.
Maj. Gen. John P. Lucas
September 1941 - March 1942. Gen. Lucas later commanded the VI Corps at Anzio. He was relieved from VI Corps command in February 1944 and he returned to the U.S. for further commands.
Maj. Gen. Jonathan W. Anderson
March 1942 - March 1943.
Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Jr.
March 1943 - February 1944. Gen. Truscott commanded the 3rd Infantry Division in the Sicily and Italy campaigns. Gen. Truscott left the division to command VI Corps in February 1944. He later commanded Fifteenth Army, Fifth Army, and Third Army.
Maj. Gen. John W. O'Daniel
February 1944 - December 1945. Nicknamed "Iron Mike", Gen. O'Daniel later served as commander of the Infantry School at Fort Benning and commander of I Corps in Korea.

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. Blue and White Devils: The Story of the 3rd Infantry Division.
4. Third Army/ARCENT/CFLCC Website.

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