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Hester, John Hutchison (1886-1976)


Photograph of General John H. Hester

U.,S. Army. Via ibiblio.org

Hester commanded 43 Division during the Russell Islands and Rendova landings and the first part of the New Georgia campaign. He was relieved in late July 1943 for "exhaustion" after the advance on the Munda airfield bogged down, and never received another combat command.

Service record

1886

Born
1940
Brigadier general     
Commandant, Infantry Replacement Center, Camp Wheeler
1941     

Commandant, Camp Wheeler
1941-8
Major general     
Commander, 43 Division
1943-7     

Commander, New Georgia Occupation Force
1943-5

Commander, 43 Division
1943-8

Commandant, Tank Destroyer Center
1944

Commandant, Infantry Replacement Center
1946

Retires
1976

Dies
 

References

Costello (1981)

Dupuy et.al. (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-3-11)

Pettibone (2006)

Rottman (2002)



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