Allen, Frank Albert, Jr., MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 00GD, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
Service Years
1917 - 1956
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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1896
 
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Home Town
Cleveland
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Nov 20, 1979
 
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BG Frank Albert Allen, Jr. 
(1896 - 1979)

  
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 19, 1896. Attended Kenyon College 1914 - 1917. Commissioned in the Infantry Reserve in August 1917.

With the 77th Field Artillery in France during World War I, participating in the Aisne-Marne, St. Michael and Meuse-Argonne offensives.

Professor of military science and tactics at Norwich University 1921 - 1923. Aide to Major General Dennis E. Nolan April 1926 - July 1933.

Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936 and the Army War College in 1940.  Battalion and regimental commander in 5th Armored Division October 1941 - August 1942. Commander of Combat Command "A" in 9th Armored Division August 1942 - June 1943.

Brigadier General in September 1942. Commander of Combat Command "B" in North Africa June 1943-July 1944. Chief of Public Relations at General Eisenhower's headquarters September 1944 - July 1945. Commanding General of 3rd Armored Division July 1945 - November 1945.

Retired in November 1956.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, three Silver Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars and two purple Hearts. Died on November 20, 1979.

   
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ALLEN, FRANK A JR
MG United States Army  
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/19/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 11/20/1979
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 71-3
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   
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 Unit Assignments
A Battery, 77th Field ArtilleryUS Army Cadet CommandCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseArmy War College (Staff)
5th Armored Division9th Armored DivisionSupreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)3rd Armored Division
1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
  1917-1918, A Battery, 77th Field Artillery
  1921-1923, ROTC Norwich University (Cadre)
  1936-1936, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1939-1940, 0006, Army War College (Staff)
  1941-1942, 12B, 5th Armored Division
  1942-1944, 1210, 9th Armored Division
  1944-1945, 5505, Supreme Headquaters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)
  1945-1945, 00GC, 3rd Armored Division
  1950-1952, 00GD, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 Meuse-Argonne Campaign/Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
 Colleges Attended 
Kenyon College
  1914-1917, Kenyon College
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