Murray, Maxwell, MG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
US
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, Western Defense Command
Service Years
1907 - 1946

US

Major General



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1885
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Murray, Maxwell, MG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
West Point
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Aug 04, 1948
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere

US Army Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MG Murray was the 1st commander of Camp Bragg, North Carolina.
Murray was born at West Point, New York, the son of General Arthur Murray and Sarah Wetmore de Russy.

From October 1, 1941-May 1942 Major General Maxwell Murray served as the first commander of the newly formed 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 25th Infantry Division operated for only ten weeks in peace before the Japanese launched their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


MG Murray retired in 1946, and died two years later.
   
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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1941
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Nov 25, 2012
   
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  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Agron, Alfredo Ravelo, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Alviar, Castor, 1LT
  • Anderson, Benjamin, MSG, (1942-1961)
  • Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944)
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
  • Andrews, Robert Wilson, PFC, (1941-1943)
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