Principal Commanders and Staff Officers
ADCOCK, Brig. Gen. (subsequently Maj. Gen.) Clarence L.--Born in Waltham, Mass., 1895. Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in 1918. Held the usual engineer assignments in the first years, including duty in Hawaii, as an assistant PMS&T ** at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the engineer office of the First Corps Area, and later as Executive Officer of the Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington. Graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1935; from the Army War College in 1939. Went to England as G-4 of the II Corps in 1942, participating in the North African invasion, and successively held the same position on the staff of the Fifth Army, AFHQ, and then 6th Army Group. After the war became G-5 of U.S. Forces in Europe and subequently held various posts in the Military Government of Germany. Retired in 1947, but was recalled for temporary duty with the European Command in 1948, returning to retired status in 1949.
Associated With the Logistic Support of U.S. Forces in the European Theater *
CHANEY, Maj. Gen. James E.--Born in Chaney, Md., 1885. Entered U.S. Military Academy after attending Baltimore City College for three years, graduating and accepting appointment as 2d lieutenant of Infantry in 1908. After various infantry assignments, including a tour in the Philippines, was detailed to the Air Service in 1917, serving with the AEF in France and Germany. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1926 and from Army War College in 1931. Served between the wars as Assistant Military Attaché for Aviation at Rome, technical adviser on aviation at Geneva Disarmament Conference in 1932, Assistant Chief of Staff of Air Corps in 1935, and head of Air Defense Command at Mitchel Field, N. Y. Went to England in 1940 to observe the Battle of Britain, and the following year returned there as head of the Special Observer Group, forerunner of the later theater headquarters. Commanded U.S. forces in Britain in the first half of 1942, returning to the United States in June and becoming Commanding General, First Air Force.
* The list is restricted to general officers and includes several who held prominent staff and command positions in supply in the 6th Army Group and SOLOC, and whose main role in the logistic support of U.S. forces falls in the period covered by the second volume.
** Professor of Military Science and Tactics.
Later held commands in the Pacific and served in the Office of the Secretary of War. Retired in July 1947.
COLLINS, Brig. Gen. Leroy P.--Born in Troy, N. Y., 1883. Entered military service as enlisted man in 1904, serving with 15th Cavalry until 1907, when appointed 2d lieutenant in Field Artillery. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1924, from Army War College in 1929, and from Naval War College in 1930. Served tours of duty in the Philippines, the Panama Canal Zone, and the Office of the Chief of Field Artillery in Washington. Was PMS&T at Leland Stanford University, Assistant Commandant of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, member of War Plans Division of the eneral Staff, and commander of various field artillery brigades. Went to the European Theater in 1942 and commanded the Northern Ireland Base Section, the Western Base Section in England, and later the Loire Section on the Continent. Retired in 1945.
CRAWFORD, Maj. Gen. Robert W.--Born in Warsaw, N. Y., 1891. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and commissioned in Corps of Engineers in 1914. Graduated with degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornel1 University in 1921, from Command and General Staff School in 1929, and from Army War College in 1936. Served with Corps of Engineers and Chemical Warfare Service in France in 1917-18. Held various engineer assignments in the United States and Hawaii, and served with the Public Works Administration and the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's. Between 1939 and 1942 saw duty with the War Department General Staff and with the Armored Force at Fort Knox. In December 1942 became Commanding General of the U.S. Army Services of Supply in the Middle East. Went to England in 1943 and served briefly as Chief of Operations, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Commanding General, SOS, and as theater G-4. Became G-4 of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, early in 1944, remaining in that position until the end of hostilities. In September 1945 was named Division Engineer of the Lower Mississippi Valley Engineer Division, with headquarters at Vicksburg, and in 1946 became President of the Mississippi River Commission. Retired in 1948.
GILLAND, Brig. Gen. Morris W.--Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1898. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant in Corps of Engineers in 1918. Early assignments included duty at Engineer School at Camp Humphreys, and service as PMS&T at the Virginia Military Institute. Almost all later assignments in field of engineering, including duty in Panama Canal Zone and in various engineer districts in United States. In 1942, after serving briefly as engineer of Southern Base Section in England, went to North Africa and there became engineer of Mediterranean Base Section, then Chief of Staff, Headquarters, SOS. After the southern France invasion, became Chief of Staff, Southern Line of Communications, and, upon that command's dissolution
in February 1945, G-4 of Headquarters, Communications Zone, ETO. In November 1945 became Chief of Staff of Second Service Command at Governor's Island, N. Y., and in 1946 was assigned to duty at Fort Belvoir. Retired in September 1948.
GROWER, Brig. Gen. Roy W.--Born in Richmond, N. Y., 1890. Graduated with engineering degree from University of Syracuse in 1913. Commissioned as 1st lieutenant in ORC in 1917 and as 1st lieutenant in Corps of Engineers, RA, in 1920. Served with the engineers in France in World War I and then in various assignments, including PMS&T at the University of Cincinnati, Assistant PMS&T at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, duty in the Panama Canal Zone, with the Works Progress Administration, and in the Upper Missouri Valley Engineer District. Went to the European Theater in 1943, serving successively with the 351st Engineer General Service Regiment, as a Base Section Engineer, Deputy Base Section Commander, and Commanding General, Eastern Base Section, in England. After invasion of France, became Commanding General of Brittany Base Section and later commander of Burgundy District of the Continental Advance Section. Retired in 1946.
HAWLEY, Maj. Gen. Paul R.--Born in West College Corner, Ind., 1891. Graduated with B. A. degree from Indiana University in 1912, and with M. D. from University of Cincinnati in 1914. Commissioned 1st lieutenant in the medical Reserve in 1916 and appointed 1st lieutenant in the Medical Corps, RA, in 1917. Graduated from Army Medical School in 1921, Command and General Staff School in 1937, and Army War College in 1939. Served with AEF in France in 1918-19, in the Philippines in 1924-27, and as Chief Surgeon of U.S. Army troops in Nicaragua. Became Executive Officer of Army Medical Center in Washington, D. C., in 1931. Went to England as Chief Surgeon of the Special Observer Group in 1941, and remained as Chief Surgeon of the European Theater throughout the period of hostilities. In 1945 became adviser to the Chief of the Veterans Administration, Gen. Omar N. Bradley, on medical affairs. Retired in June 1946, thereafter serving as Director of the American College of Surgeons.
HOGE, Brig. Gen. (subsequently Lt. Gen.) William M.--Born in Boonville, Mo., 1894. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant in Corps of Engineers in 1916. Received degree in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1922, and graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1928. Served with AEF in France in 1918 and in a variety of peacetime assignments, including duty as instructor at Virginia Military Institute, at Engineer School at Fort Humphreys, and at Infantry School at Fort Benning. Organized the Corps of Engineers of the Philippine Army, becoming its first Chief of Engineers. Was District Engineer at Memphis and Omaha. In 1942 commanded engineer units in construction of the Alaskan Highway, then successively commanded 4th and 5th Engineer
Special Brigades. In 1944 was selected to command Provisional Engineer Special Brigade Group, consisting of 5th and 6th ESB's which supported V Corps in the landings at OMAHA Beach in Normandy. Subsequently became commander of 16th Major Port, which first operated the Brittany ports and then Le Havre. Later in 1944 took command of Combat Command B of 9th Armored Division, which captured the Rhine bridge at Remagen, and then was given 4th Armored Division, which he commanded in the final drive into central Germany. After the war commanded the Engineer School, U.S. troops in Trieste, and in 1951 the IX Corps in Korea.
JACOBS, Brig. Gen. Fenton S.--Born in Gordonsville, Va., 1892. Enlisted in the 1st (Virginia) Cavalry, National Guard, in 1916, and was appointed 2d lieutenant of Cavalry in the Officers Reserve Corps in 1917. Accepted RA commission later the same year. Served with AEF in France in 1917-18, and on occupation duty. Was Assistant PMS&T at the University of Arizona. After graduation from Command and General Staff School in 1936, instructed at the Cavalry School. In 1942 became Chief of Staff, 91st Division, and in the following year went to England and served as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of Western Base Section, then as Commanding General of Western Base. Commanded the Channel Base Section on the Continent. After the war in Europe served briefly as a base commander in the western Pacific, then as Commanding General of the Seattle Port of Embarkation.
LARKIN, Maj. Gen. (subsequently Lt. Gen.) Thomas B.--Born in Louisburg, Wis., 1890. Graduated in 1910 from Gonzaga University, Washington, with B. A. degree, and from U.S. Military Academy with appointment as 2d lieutenant in Corps of Engineers in 1915. Served with 2d Engineers in Mexico in 1916, and with AEF in France in 1917-19. Between wars assignments included duty in Office, Chief of Engineers, Washington, D. C., in Panama Canal Zone, as Assistant Military Attaché in Tokyo, as Assistant to District Engineer at Pittsburgh, and later as District Engineer at Vicksburg and at Fort Peck District in Montana. Graduated from Army Industrial College in 1927, Command and General Staff School in 1929, and Army War College in 1938. In 1942 went to England with General Lee, becoming the first Chief of Staff of the SOS, ETO. In November accompanied the TORCH force to North Africa, becoming successively Commanding General of the Mediterranean Base Section, of the SOS, North African Theater of Operations, and then of the Communications Zone, North African Theater. In 1944 went to southern France to command the Southern Line of Communications, and with that command's dissolution in February 1945 became Deputy Commander for Operations of the Communications Zone, ETO, and finally also Chief of Staff. Returned to United States later that year to take command of Second Service Command. In 1946 became Quartermaster General, and in 1949 Director of Logistics (subsequently redesignated G-4), Department of the Army General Staff.
LEE, Lt. Gen. John C. H.--Born in Junction City, Kans., 1887. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy in 1909, from Army General Staff College at Langres, France, in 1918, from Army War College in 1932 and from Army Industrial College in 1933. For other biographical data see Chapter I, Section 5. After dissolution of the Communications Zone in 1945, became Commanding General of the successor command, Theater Service Forces, European Theater. In January 1946 became Commanding General of the Mediterranean Theater and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Allied Forces, Mediterranean. Retired in December 1947.
LITTLEJOHN, Maj. Gen. Robert M.--Born in Jonesville, S. C., 1890. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant of Cavalry in 1912. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1926 and from Army War College in 1930. First assigned to 8th Cavalry in the Philippines. Served with machine gun battalion in AEF in France, 1918. In 1919 in France began to see increasing duty with the Quartermaster Corps, serving with the Subsistence School, completing a second tour in the Philippines, and carrying out an assignment with the Office of the Quartermaster General in Washington. Went to England in 1942 and served as Chief Quartermaster of the European Theater for remainder of the war, also acting as Chief of Staff of the SOS for a brief period. Retired in 1946.
LORD, Maj. Gen. Royal B.--Born in Worcester, Mass., 1899. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant in Corps of Engineers in 1923. Graduated from Engineer School in 1924 and from University of California with B. S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1927. Served in the Philippines and Hawaii, instructed at the Military Academy, and, like many Army engineer officers, saw duty with various agencies specially created by the government in the 1930's, including the Passamaquoddy Project in Maine, the Resettlement Administration, and the latter's successor, the Farm Security Administration. In 1941-42 served as Acting Director of the War Department Bureau of Public Relations and Assistant Director of the Board of Economic Warfare. Ordered to England in July 1942, serving first in the Office of the Chief Engineer. Subsequently became Deputy Chief of Staff, SOS, then Chief of Staff of the SOS and the Communications Zone and, at the same time, Deputy Chief of Staff, ETOUSA. In April 1945 became Commanding General of the Assembly Area Command, which directed redeployment of U.S. forces from the European Theater. Retired in 1946 and entered business in New York.
MOORE, Maj. Gen. Cecil R.--Born at Grottoes, Va., 1894. Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned 2d lieutenant in Coast Artillery Corps, RA, in 1917. Graduated from the Engineer School at Fort Humphreys in 1924, from Command and General Staff School in 1933, and from Army War College in
1938. Saw service in France, England, and Germany in 1918-22 and held various engineering assignments in the United States thereafter, Went to the Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington in 1930 and later became District Engineer at Portland, Oreg. Appointed Chief Engineer of the European Theater in 1942, serving as such until 1946, when he retired.
MOSES, Brig. Gen. Raymond G.--Born in Buffalo, N. Y., 1891. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and was appointed 2d lieutenant in Corps of Engineers in 1916. Served in Panama Canal Zone before going to France in 1918. After World War I, attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1921. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1931, and from Army Industrial College in 1933. Held normal engineering assignments, including duty in Mississippi and Ohio Valley engineer districts. Served with American Battle Monuments Commission in France and instructed at U.S. Military Academy. In 1941 went to the Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington, and then to the War Department General Staff as G-4. In 1943 went to the European Theater and became G-4 of 1st (later 12th) Army Group, heading the U.S. Administrative Staff attached to General Montgomery's headquarters to plan the logistic support of the Normandy invasion. Served after war as Division Engineer, New England Division. Retired in 1949.
MULLER, Brig Gen. (subsequently Maj. Gen.) Walter J.--Born at Fort D. A. Russel (now Fort Warren), Wyo., 1895. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant of Infantry in 1918. Postwar infantry duty in France and Germany, continuing in various infantry assignments after return to the United States in 1923. Assistant PMS&T at the University of Florida in 1931; graduate of the Command and General Staff School in 1938. Served increasingly in the field of supply with assignment to Fort Knox as Assistant G-4 for Armored Force, then G-4 of I Armored Corps. Served as G-4 of Desert Training Center at Camp Young, Calif., and returned to I Armored Corps as G-4 for planning and execution of North African invasion. Became G-4 of Seventh Army in 1943 Sicilian invasion. Continued to serve General Patton as G-4 of Third Army throughout campaigns of 1944-45. After war served successively as Military Governor of Bavaria, as G-4 and Chief of Logistics Section, Army Field Forces. In 1951 became Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Administration, and Senior Officer U.S. Element, Allied Land Forces Central Europe.
PLANK, Maj. Gen. Ewart G.--Born in Garden City, Nev., 1897. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy in 1920, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1922, and Command and General Staff School in 1940. Major peacetime assignment with Engineer office at Fort Peck, Mont. Appointed commander of the Eastern Base Section in England in 1942, and served as Commanding General of the Advance Section throughout the period of operations on the
Continent in 1944-45. After V-E Day took command of Philippine Base Section, and in 1946 became Commanding General of New York Port of Embarkation. Retired in 1949.
RATAY, Brig. Gen. John P.--Born in Posen, Poland, 1893. Enlisted in the Regular Army in 1914, serving in Coast Artillery Corps, and commissioned a 2d lieutenant in Field Artillery in 1917. Saw duty as an artillery officer with 2d Division in France, 1918-21. From 1924 to 1928 served as language officer and Assistant Military Attaché in Peking, China, and prepared textbooks on the study of Chinese. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1934. Collected historical material in Berlin for the Historical Section, Army War College, 1934-38, and in 1939-42 served as Military Attaché in Bucharest, Romania. Accompanied the Western Task Force as Deputy G-2 in the North African landings, November 1942, and thereafter became successively commander of Atlantic Base Section in Morocco, the 20th Port Training Command in North Africa, the Northern Base Section in Corsica, and Delta Base Section, Southern Line of Communications, in southern France. Retired in August 1946.
RICKARD, Brig. Gen. (subsequently Maj. Gen.) Roy V.--Born in Osseo, Wis., 1891. Appointed 2d lieutenant of Infantry in the ORC in 1917, and commissioned a 1st lieutenant, RA, in 1920. After early duty in various provost assignments, served increasingly with infantry units, including duty in the Panama Canal Zone and the Philippines, at the Infantry School, and as Assistant PMS&T at the University of Iowa. Gradually shifted to the field of supply, beginning with his assignment to the G-4 Section of Ninth Corps Area at the Presidio of San Francisco in 1940. In 1943 participated in the Kiska operation in the Aleutians as a landing force commander. In the fall of the same year became G-4 of the Fourth Army, and in the following year G-4 of the Ninth Army, serving in the latter position until the end of hostilities. After a brief tour of duty in the United States he returned to Europe, serving successively as Assistant Inspector General, Provost Marshal, and Chief of Special Services of the European Command. Retired in 1951.
ROGERS, Brig. Gen. Pleas B.--Born in Alice, Tex., 1895. Entered military service as enlisted man with 2d Infantry, Texas National Guard, on border duty in 1916-17, and was appointed 2d lieutenant in Infantry, Texas National Guard, in 1917. Served with AEF in France in 1918-19, and accepted RA commission as 1st lieutenant of Infantry in 1920. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1935, and from Army War College in 1937. Infantry duty included service with Philippine Scouts. Commanded London Base Command (changed to Central Base Section) from 1942 to 1944, when named to a like assignment as Commanding General, Seine Section (Paris area), serving in that capacity through end of the war. Senior Instructor, ORC, in state of New York until retirement in 1948.
ROSS, Maj. Gen. Frank S.--Born at Aspen, Colo., 1893. Entered military service as enlisted man via Texas National Guard in 1916, serving initially on border patrol duty. Received Reserve commission in 1917, and, after short tour of duty in France in 1918, returned to United States and accepted RA commission in 1920. Had the usual peacetime itinerary: Infantry School, service in Philippines, PMS&T at North Dakota Agricultural College, duty with Civilian Conservation Corps. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1931, and from Army War College in 1936. Between 1938 and 1942 served in G-4 Section of War Department General Staff. Essentially a combat officer, and as late as March 1942 was assigned to command medium tank regiment in armored division. Shortly thereafter was selected as Chief of Transportation of European Theater. Held this post until end of the war except for brief tour in same capacity in North African Theater. Had absorbing interest in marksmanship during his years in the Infantry, holding the Distinguished Marksman Medal, the highest Army award as a rifle shot. High-strung, and full of restless, driving energy, Ross, like Hawley and Moore, was regarded as one of the ablest of the technical service chiefs. Scornful of formality, and a man for whom only the essentials mattered, he presented a personality contrasting sharply with that of his superior, General Lee. Retired in 1946.
ROWAN, Brig. Gen. Hugh W.--Born in Newport, R. I., 1894. Graduated from Yale University in 1915 (B. S.) and from Harvard in 1917 (M. A.) Commissioned as 2d lieutenant in Coast Artillery Corps, RA, in 1917. Saw action with 89th Division in France in 1918 as Chemical Warfare officer. Resigned commission in 1919, and was recommissioned in Chemical Warfare Service in 1920. Graduated from Army Industrial College in 1925. Held various assignments in Chemical Warfare Service, including teaching at Chemical Warfare School and Army Industrial College. Assistant Military Attaché in Berlin for four years. Served in Office of the Chief of Chemical Warfare from 1938 to 1942; then became Chemical Warfare Officer of European Theater, holding that position through the war. In 1945 named President of Chemical Corps Board at Edgewood Arsenal, and in 1951 assigned to Chemical Training Center at Fort McClellan, Ala.
RUMBOUGH, Maj. Gen. William S.--Born in Lynchburg, Va., 1892. Entered Army as enlisted man in National Guard, serving with 5th (Maryland) Infantry in 1916-17. Continued in various infantry assignments, including duty in France and Germany, until 1920, when transferred to Signal Corps. Graduated from Signal School in 1924, from George Washington University in 1927, from Command and General Staff Schol in 1931, and from Army War College in 1934. Was PMS&T at University of Illinois in 1920, and held various Signal Corps assignments thereafter, including duty in Hawaii. Became Chief Signal Officer of the European Theater in 1942, continuing through end of the war. Retired in 1946.
SAYLER, Maj. Gen. Henry B.--Born in Huntington, Ind., 1893. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant in Coast Artillery Corps in 1915. Served with artillery units in France in 1917-18. Attended Ordnance School, Watertown Arsenal (Mass.), in 1922, and Command and General Staff School in 1933. Held assignments as Ordnance Officer of 7th Division at Camp Meade, Md., Post Ordnance Officer at Fort Riley, Kans., and Ordnance Officer of the Fourth Corps Area at Atlanta, Ga. Became Chief Ordnance Officer, European Theater in 1942, continuing in that post, like the other technical service chiefs in the ETO, until end of hostilities. Principal postwar assignment as Chief of the Research and Development Division, Office of the Chief of Ordnance. Retired in 1949.
STRATTON, Brig. Gen. James H.--Born in Stonington, Conn., 1898. Entered Army as enlisted man via New Jersey National Guard in 1917. Graduated from U.S. Military Academy and appointed 2d lieutenant in Field Artillery in 1920. Immediately transferred to Corps of Engineers, graduating from Engineer School in 1921, and from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. Y., with degree in Civil Engineering in 1923. Served in various engineering assignments, including duty in Panama Canal Zone and in Construction Division of Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington. In 1943 became Chief of Operations of the SOS, ETO, and then theater G-4. Returned to Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington early in 1945, subsequently serving as Chief, Special Engineering Division, in Panama Canal Zone and then as Division Engineer, New England Division. Retired in 1949.
THRASHER, Brig. Gen. Charles O.--Born in Paxton, Ill., 1886. Received temporary commission as 2d lieutenant in 1917, serving with Quartermaster Corps in France in 1918. Recommissioned as 1st lieutenant in Quartermaster Corps, RA, in 1920. Graduated from QM School in 1929, and from Army Industrial College in 1930. Assignments included duty in Hawaii and command of Seattle Port of Embarkation and QM Depot. In 1942 became Commanding General of the newly created Southern Base Section in England which served as main staging area for invasion of Normandy. In 1944 took command of Oise Intermediate Section of Communications Zone in France. Retired in 1946.
VAUGHAN, Maj. Gen. Harry B.--Born in Norfolk, Va., 1888. Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with degree in Civil Engineering in 1912. Commissioned 1st lieutenant in Engineer Reserve in 1917, and then served with AEF in France and on occupation duty in Germany. Graduated from Engineer School in 1923, and from Command and General Staff School in 1930. Assignments included tours of duty in Hawaii, as PMS&T at the University of Illinois, in the Office of the Chief of Engineers in Washington, and as District Engineer at Philadelphia. Went to European Theater in 1943, holding various assignments there, including that of Deputy Commander for
Forward Echelon, Communications Zone, and then Commanding General of United Kingdom Base Section. After end of hostilities became Commanding General of Bremen Port Command. Retired in 1946.
WHARTON, Brig. Gen. James E. ó-Born in Elk, N. Mex., 1894. Commissioned 2d lieutenant in ORC in 1917 and appointed 2d lieutenant in Regular Army the same year. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1933, from Army War College in 1937, and from Army Industrial College in 1940. Held usual assignments with infantry units, including tour of duty in the Philippines, instructed at Command and General Staff School, and became Assistant Division Commander of 80th Division in 1942. In 1943 went to England and was later given command of 1st Engineer Special Brigade, which supported landings of VII Corps at UTAH Beach in Normandy. Killed in action within a few hours of taking command of the 28th Infantry Division in August 1944.
WILSON, Maj. Gen. Arthur R.--Born in Cherokee, Calif., 1894. Entered Army as enlisted man in 1916, first serving on border duty with 2d Infantry, California National Guard, and was commissioned 2d lieutenant in Field Artillery the following year. Duty between the wars included various assignments with artillery units, as PMS&T at Colorado Agricultural College and the University of Missouri, service in the Philippines, and with the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Works Agency. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1934, and from Army War College and Chemical Warfare School in 1935. Went to North Africa as head of service forces supporting the Western Task Force late in 1942, subsequently becoming Commanding General of Atlantic Base Section and Mediterranean Base Section in North African Theater. After the landings in southern France, commanded Continental Base Section and its successor, the Continental Advance Section, retaining that command until end of war. Retired in May 1946.
WILSON, Brig. Gen. Robert W.--Born in Harrisburg, Pa., 1893. Commissioned 2d lieutenant of Field Artillery in ORC in 1917 after graduation from Yale University, and accepted RA commission the same year. Resigned the latter after World War I and reverted to status of Reserve officer. Recalled to extended active duty in 1941, graduating from Command and General Staff School the same year and going to European Theater in July 1942 to serve as G-4 of II Corps in North Africa and Sicily. Returned to England with General Bradley in September 1943 to become G-4 of the First Army. Held this position through remainder of the war. Served frequent short tours of active duty in the years after the war.
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