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Down, Ernest Edward (1902-1980)

"Dracula" Down commanded paratroops throughout the war, including Indian airborne divisions in the Far East from 1943 on.

Service record

1902     

Born
1942
Brigadier     
Commander, 2 Parachute Brigade, North Africa
1943
Major general     
Commander, 1 Airborne Division, Italy
1943

Commander, 9 Indian Airborne Division
1944

Commander, 44 Indian Airborne Division
1945

Commander, 2 Indian Airborne Division
1946

Commander, 4 Division, Greece
1947

Commander, British Troops in Greece
1948

Head, Military Mission to Greece
1950

Commander, Midwest District
1950

Commander, 53 Division
1952

Commander, Southern Command
1955

Retires
1980

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2011-11-25)



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