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
Service Years
1917 - 1956
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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1896
 
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Home Town
Cleveland
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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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Meuse-Argonne Campaign/Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
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September / 1918
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October / 1918

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During the initial phase (26 September-3 October) the First Army advanced through most of the southern Meuse-Argonne region, captured enemy strong points, seized the first two German defense lines, and then stalled before the third line.
   
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September / 1918
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October / 1918
 
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Mar 16, 2020
   
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  214 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, Edward (SS), MAJ, (1895-1925)
  • Goodwillie, Herrick Ross, 1LT, (1917-1919)
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