Dwight Eisenhower was one of the most important allies of WWII. He became the Allies's upreme Commander and commanded the forces in Germany during the end of the war. This paper will discuss Eisenhower's involvements and actions during WWII. Dwight Eisenhower was born in 1890 in Texas. In school, he excelled in athletics, but didn't show much interest in academics besides history. In 1911, he passed the entrance exams for West Point, the main military academy in the U.
S. In 1940, when America started to draft men into the army, Eisenhower was promoted to brigadier-general. On December 7 th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked. America declared war on Japan, Germany, and Italy the next day. Eisenhower became senior war planner for the American army.
He wanted Germany and Italy to be fought first, and then the allies could turn their full attention to Japan ('Dwight Eisenhower'). On 15 December 1944, Eisenhower became the Allies's upreme Commander and commanded the U. S. occupation forces in Germany when the Germans attacked the Ardennes. This was the last counter-attack by the Germans and became known as the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans surrendered on 7 May 1945 ('Dwight David Eisenhower - The Centennial').
Dwight Eisenhower was first elected president in 1952, and was re-elected in 1956. Eisenhower died in 1969 ("Dwight Eisenhower"). Dwight Eisenhower was a key player in the Allies of World War II. He kept being promoted to higher ranks that let him make decisions about the country's actions during the war, and later became president.