- Maj. Gen. Wade H. Haislip (1889-1971)
- May 1942 - February 1943. Gen. Haislip later commanded the XV Corps through
France and Germany. He also commanded Seventh Army after the end of hostilities
in Europe. Gen. Haislip served as Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army from 1949
to 1951. He retired in 1951.
- Maj. Gen. John B. Coulter
- February 1943 - Inactivation. Gen. Coulter commanded the 85th during its entire time in
combat. Prior to joining the 85th, he had briefly commanded the
2nd Cavalry Division in
1942. He later commanded the I Corps and IX Corps.
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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