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Lough, Maxon Spafford (1886-1964)


Photograph of Maxon S. Lough

U.S. Army. Via ibiblio.org.

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Lough commanded a battalion in France during the First World War, where he was decorated for heroism for continuing to lead his battalion after being severely wounded.

Lough relieved Wainright of command of Philippine Division when war broke out in the Pacific. This allowed Wainright to take command of North Luzon Force. As the only regular Army division on Luzon, Philippine Division was held in reserve as a "fire brigade" for local counterattack during the Bataan campaign.

Service record

1886   

Born
1918
Major
38 Regiment, France
1937
Colonel
Commander, 38 Regiment
1941

Chief, Personnel Section, Office of the Chief of Infantry
1941-12     
Brigadier general     
Commander, Philippine Division
1942-4-9      

Prisoner of war
1946

Retires
1964     

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-14)

MilitaryTimes.com (accessed 2012-5-22)



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