Lutes, Leroy, LTG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Service Branch
General Staff
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1949-1952, 00GC, Fourth (4th) Army
Service Years
1917 - 1952
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

General Staff

Lieutenant General


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1890
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Pittsfield
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jan 30, 1980
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
As the 3rd Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics (G-4), then COL Lutes participated in the Louisiana manuevers.

Then BG Lutes commanded the 37th AAA BDE, based in Los Angeles, CA, from Nov 1941 to Mar 1942.  On the night of Feb 24-25, 1942, the 37th AAA BDE shot over 1,440 AAA shells at phantom enemy aircraft. The 37th AAA BDE radars falsely indicated there were numerous Japanese aircraft flying over southern California. This action caused mass panic and confusion throughout the southern California area.    
   
Other Comments:
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WWII - American Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The American Theater was a minor area of operations during World War II. This was mainly due to both North and South America's geographical separation from the central theaters of conflict in Europe and Asia. Thus, any threat by the Axis Powers to invade the mainland United States or other areas was considered negligible, allowing for American resources to be deployed in overseas theaters.

This article includes attacks on continental territory, extending 200 miles (320 km) into the ocean, which is today under the sovereignty of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several other smaller states, but excludes military action involving the Danish territory of Greenland, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Aleutian Islands. The most well known battles in North America during World War II were the Attack on Pearl Harbor (the first attack on US soil since the Battle of Ambos Nogales), the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the Battle of the St. Lawrence, and the attacks on Newfoundland.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

300th Military Police Company

805th Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1345 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baum, Abraham, MAJ, (1940-1946)
  • Benson, Regina, 2LT, (1944-1946)
  • Biasi, Thomas, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Bouck, Lyle Joseph, 1LT, (1940-1945)
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