General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, signs the Japanese surrender document aboard the battleship, U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan, on September 2, 1945. At left is Lietenant General A.E. Percival, British Army.
General George S. Patton Jr. (1885-1945) distinguished himself as the commanding general of US operations in North Africa. He was an adept strategist at tank warfare, and is well known for his role in the Battle of the Bulge.