Hester, John, MG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, 00GC, 43rd Infantry Division
Service Years
1908 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Major General



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1886
 
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Date of Passing
Feb 11, 1976
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

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


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran




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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
(New Guinea Campaign 24 January 1943 to 31 December 1944) After the loss of Buna and Gona in New Guinea, the Japanese fell back on their stronghold at Lae. Their attempt to reinforce Lae by sea in March 1943 met with disaster when American and Australian planes sank most of the convoy in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Salamaua and Lae then became the objectives for an Allied advance along the northern coast of New Guinea. Fifth Air Force bombers attacked airfields at Wewak, 300 miles west of Lae, to neutralize them. The Allies dropped paratroops at Nadzab, just beyond Lae. Enemy resistance at Salamaua broke on 14 September 1943; Lae fell two days later. In the months that followed, MacArthur’s forces pushed westward, capturing some Japanese strongholds and bypassing others. After taking Hollandia in April 1944, the Allies attacked islands off the northern coast of New Guinea, taking Wakde and Biak in May, Owi in June, and Noemfoor in July. Sansapor on New Guinea also was gained in July. Aerial attacks on the Philippines began in August, and Morotai was seized in October to provide air bases for the invasion of the Philippines. Allied planes also bombed the oil center at Balikpapan and other targets in Borneo and Celebes.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Jan 21, 2015
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  222 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Aiken, James Nickolas, S/Sgt, (1940-1946)
  • Allen, Rade, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Arendovski, Aloysius, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Belhumeur, Julien, Sgt, (1940-1953)
  • Bonilla, Sylvester, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Chailland, Wayne, 1LT, (1940-1946)
  • Chesser, Arthur, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Coffman, Kenneth Ervin, Pvt, (1943-1945)
  • Collins, Charles, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Corbin, Merritt, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Eckert, Michael
  • Ely, William Jonas, LTG, (1933-1966)
  • Fukuhara, Harry Katsuji, COL, (1942-1971)
  • Hayes, Eugene, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Hays, Norman Edwin, Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Homa, George, PFC, (1939-1945)
  • Jabin, William, Sgt, (1944-1946)
  • Johnson, Donald, T/5, (1943-1945)
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