1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 24, 2021 9:21 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking official number of battlefield promotions during WW2

    Mori Ogai Newbie

      Hello, This is a question on battlefield promotions to commissioned officer during WW2. Wikipedia states: "World War II — From 1941-1945 approximately 25,500 men were awarded battlefield commissions worldwide." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_promotion ). Where does that 25,500 figure comes from? There is no source of the Wikipedia statement. I couldn't find any data on battlefield commissions in the US army official history (that is, the OCMH Green Books). On another thread, it is said that "no comprehensive list of battlefield commissions awarded during World War II exists." (Seeking list of WWII Battlefield Commissions ). Does it mean no total count was ever reported? Thanks.