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Jarman, Sanderford (1884-1954)

Photograph of Sanderford Jarman

National Archives #80-G-307861

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"Sandy" Jarman was born in Louisiana and graduated from West Point in 1908. He specialized in artillery and was in command of the coast artillery of the Panama Canal Zone when war broke out. Early in 1942 he became the commander of the antiaircraft defenses of the United States.

Jarman was assigned to take command of the Saipan garrison once the island was captured. He relieved Ralph Smith as commander of 27 Division under orders from Holland Smith on 27 June 1944, but was himself relieved shortly thereafter to resume command of the garrison.

Jarman was a huge man, at 6'5" (196cm) and 250 pounds (113 kg).

Service record

1888     
  Born
1908
Second lieutenant     

1939
Colonel
Commander, 64 Coast Artillery Regiment
1939
Brigadier general
Commander, Coast Artillery and Antiaircraft, Panama Canal Zone
1941

Commandant, Camp Stewart, Georgia
1941-3     

Commander, Antiaircraft Command, Eastern Defense Command
1944-6

Governor-General, Saipan
1946

Retires
1954

Dies


References

Boatner (1996)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-10)

Pettibone (2006)



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