List of commandants of Vienna Sectors

This article lists the military commanders of divided Vienna between 1945 and 1955. Following the end of World War II in Europe, the Allies divided Vienna into distinct, occupied sectors, each had its own military governor, often referred to as commandant. This practice ended officially with the Austrian State Treaty, which re-established Austrian independence in 1955, when the respective occupying/protective forces were withdrawn.

The occupied sectors of Vienna.

CommandantsEdit

American sectorEdit

Commandant[1] In Office
Thomas Edward Lewis July 1945 – December 1946
Holmes Ely Dager December 1946 – March 1947
Alexander Oscar Gorder March 1947 – May 1948
Robert T. Frederick May 1948 – November 1948
Ira Platt Swift December 1948 – January 1951
William Thrower Fitts, Jr. February 1951 – April 1954
William Henry Nutter May 1954 – September 1955

British sectorEdit

Commandant[1] In Office
Godfrey Vaughan Palmer July 1945 – November 1945
Gerald Lloyd Verney November 1945 – May 1946
Stephen Berthold Gordon-Smith June 1946 – December 1946
John Harold Hogshaw December 1946 – November 1949
Cyril Knowles November 1949 – September 1952
Ernest Arthur Howard October 1952 – September 1955

French sectorEdit

Commandant[1] In Office
Henri Noël du Payrat July 1945 – February 1946
Henri Maurice Joppé February 1946 – July 1949
Pierre Masson July 1949 – March 1950
Robert Petetin March 1950 – May 1951
Raoul Daviron May 1951 – March 1953
Jacques Faure April 1953 – November 1953
Pierre Olle-Laprune December 1953 – September 1955

Soviet sectorEdit

Commandant[1] In Office
Aleksey Blagodatov 13 April 1945 – October 1945
Nikita Lebedenko October 1945 – May 1948
Dmitry Abakumov [ru] May 1948 – November 1949
Arkady Boreyko [ru] November 1949 – July 1953
Nikolay Molotkov July 1953 – September 1955

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit