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
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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Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
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September / 1950
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September / 1950

Description
The Eighth Army began its offensive northward on 16 September. The ROK I and II Corps were in position on the north side of the perimeter. The U.S. I Corps, composed to the 1st Cavalry Division, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, the 24th Division, and the 1st ROK Division, was on the Taegu front. The remainder of the Eighth Army, positioned along the Naktong, included the U.S. 2d and 25th Divisions and attached ROK units. Progress was limited at first, but as the portent of the converging attacks became clear to the North Koreans, they fled north with heavy losses in men and materiel. Elements of the 7th Division (X Corps) and the 1st Cavalry Division (Eighth Army) made contact late on 26 September just south of Suwon, thus effecting a juncture of U.N. forces. Organized enemy resistance continued in the Eighth Army sector until the last days of September. Although large numbers of enemy troops escaped through the eastern mountains, more than 100,000 prisoners were captured during this period; by 30 September the North Korean Army had ceased to exist as an organized force below the 38th parallel. However, remnants of the army, fighting as guerrillas, continued to pose a considerable threat to the security of the U.N. forces.
   
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From Month/Year
September / 1950
To Month/Year
September / 1950
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
About the same time, soldiers of the R.O.K. 1st Division entered Pyongyang's handsome, tree-lined streets from the east. While diehard North Korean snipers blazed away, U.S. and R.O.K. troops met on an avenue flanked with burning buildings. Brigadier General Frank A. Allen Jr., assistant commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, sought out General Paik. Said Allen: "The 1st Cavalry Division wants to congratulate you on a wonderful job." Paik, a veteran of the Japanese army, slapped the back of every American, in sight, repeated exultantly: "Damn good job. Damn good job."



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  104 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barnes, John, T/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Blue, Albert, SFC, (1949-1960)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Crary, William Burton, 1LT, (1940-1950)
  • Donovan, George Thomas, M/Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Eaton, Ivan, Cpl, (1950-1954)
  • Foster, Donald
  • Herbert, Anthony, LTC, (1947-1972)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Moore, Mel, Cpl, (1949-1952)
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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