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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by von thoma » 11 Feb 2021 23:38

Who is, please ?
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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by McDonald » 20 Mar 2021 03:11

The general officer in the lower picture is James Van Fleet, taken when he was CG Eighth Army in Korea.

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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 20 Mar 2021 06:55

McDonald wrote:
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The general officer in the lower picture is James Van Fleet, taken when he was CG Eighth Army in Korea.
Which pic?


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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by McDonald » 20 Mar 2021 23:37

Don't blame you for asking. The picture was back a ways, and I suppose when I posted I though I was on the last page of the thread, and obviously I was not. It was the picture of the four star general in a steel helmet with the Eighth Army insignia painted or on a decal just above his four stars.

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Post by 79seconds » 01 Dec 2021 15:00

Who can this Maj Gen be? The badge on the helmet showed he was from 84th Infantry Division.
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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by R Leonard » 01 Dec 2021 15:25

#186
Alexander R Bolling commanded 84th Division from 1 Oct 1944, first as a BG, promoted to MG 3 Jan 1945.

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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by 79seconds » 12 Feb 2022 19:29

R Leonard wrote:
01 Dec 2021 15:25
#186
Alexander R Bolling commanded 84th Division from 1 Oct 1944, first as a BG, promoted to MG 3 Jan 1945.
Thanks a lot. That reminds me a mysterious commanding officer of 84the division, Maj Gen Stonewall Jackson. Seems no photos available anywhere.

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Post by LAstry » 14 Feb 2022 14:31

General Jackson memorial and Photograph at Find a grave
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/492 ... ll-jackson :thumbsup: :milwink:

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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by 79seconds » 15 Feb 2022 08:51

LAstry wrote:
14 Feb 2022 14:31
General Jackson memorial and Photograph at Find a grave
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/492 ... ll-jackson :thumbsup: :milwink:
Wow that's rare! Thank you LAstry!

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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by LAstry » 16 Feb 2022 19:45

Glad to be of help

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Post by Richard Anderson » 16 Feb 2022 21:03

He must have been quite well thought of, which is odd since there is so little know about him. He was a direct commission into the Infantry as a 2d Lt from the ORC on 15 August 1917 and then was offered and accepted an RA commission as a 2d Lt on 14 November 1917. Continuous service through his death, on 18 August 1940 he was promoted to Lt.Col. RA, then commissioned as a Col. AUS on 24 December 1941, and then Brig. Gen. AUS on 24 May 1942. He was likely promoted to Maj. Gen. when appointed CG of the 84th Infantry Division, so c. late January or early February 1943. That is a pretty meteoric rise for a now obscure non West Pointer.
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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by daveshoup2MD » 20 Feb 2022 20:00

Richard Anderson wrote:
16 Feb 2022 21:03
He must have been quite well thought of, which is odd since there is so little know about him. He was a direct commission into the Infantry as a 2d Lt from the ORC on 15 August 1917 and then was offered and accepted an RA commission as a 2d Lt on 14 November 1917. Continuous service through his death, on 18 August 1940 he was promoted to Lt.Col. RA, then commissioned as a Col. AUS on 24 December 1941, and then Brig. Gen. AUS on 24 May 1942. He was likely promoted to Maj. Gen. when appointed CG of the 84th Infantry Division, so c. late January or early February 1943. That is a pretty meteoric rise for a now obscure non West Pointer.
Was he a graduate of one of the state military colleges - Norwich, VMI, etc.?

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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by Richard Anderson » 20 Feb 2022 20:35

daveshoup2MD wrote:
20 Feb 2022 20:00
Richard Anderson wrote:
16 Feb 2022 21:03
He must have been quite well thought of, which is odd since there is so little know about him. He was a direct commission into the Infantry as a 2d Lt from the ORC on 15 August 1917 and then was offered and accepted an RA commission as a 2d Lt on 14 November 1917. Continuous service through his death, on 18 August 1940 he was promoted to Lt.Col. RA, then commissioned as a Col. AUS on 24 December 1941, and then Brig. Gen. AUS on 24 May 1942. He was likely promoted to Maj. Gen. when appointed CG of the 84th Infantry Division, so c. late January or early February 1943. That is a pretty meteoric rise for a now obscure non West Pointer.
Was he a graduate of one of the state military colleges - Norwich, VMI, etc.?
I haven't been able to find a reference to his education, although his ANC entry says he was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Georgetown University and also taught at Cornell between the wars.
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Re: US - Request for Identification

Post by daveshoup2MD » 20 Feb 2022 20:54

Richard Anderson wrote:
20 Feb 2022 20:35
daveshoup2MD wrote:
20 Feb 2022 20:00
Richard Anderson wrote:
16 Feb 2022 21:03
He must have been quite well thought of, which is odd since there is so little know about him. He was a direct commission into the Infantry as a 2d Lt from the ORC on 15 August 1917 and then was offered and accepted an RA commission as a 2d Lt on 14 November 1917. Continuous service through his death, on 18 August 1940 he was promoted to Lt.Col. RA, then commissioned as a Col. AUS on 24 December 1941, and then Brig. Gen. AUS on 24 May 1942. He was likely promoted to Maj. Gen. when appointed CG of the 84th Infantry Division, so c. late January or early February 1943. That is a pretty meteoric rise for a now obscure non West Pointer.
Was he a graduate of one of the state military colleges - Norwich, VMI, etc.?
I haven't been able to find a reference to his education, although his ANC entry says he was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Georgetown University and also taught at Cornell between the wars.
Interesting; not to infer too much, but being an ROTC professor at Georgetown and any of the Ivies was, presumably, a noteworthy posting (as opposed to, say, Wilberforce or UPR or Random Directional State Normal School).

Some interesting history (consider the sources, but still):

[urlhttps://rotc.georgetown.edu/about/history/][/url]

https://armyrotc.cornell.edu/the-legacy/

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