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Hodges, Courtney Hicks (1887-1966)


Photograph of Courtney H.  Hodges

U.S. Army. Via Wikimedia Commons

Hodges commanded large Army units in the Mediterranean and European theaters throughout most of the Second World War, culminating with the command of 1 Army in northwestern Europe. Following the defeat of Germany, 1 Army was scheduled for redeployment to the Pacific to participate in the invasion of Honshu. The invasion never took place, since the Japanese surrendered following the first nuclear attacks.

Service record

1887     

Born
1938
Colonel     
Assistant commandant, Infantry School
1941
Brigadier general     
Commandant, Infantry School
1941
Major general
Chief of Infantry, War Department
1942-5-15

Commander, X Corps
1943-2-16     
Lieutenant general      Commander, 3 Army
1944-1-25  

Deputy commander, 1 Army
1944-8-1

Commander, 1 Army
1949

Retires
1966

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2010-11-17)
Pettibone (2006)



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