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Murray, Maxwell (1885-1948)


Photograph of Maxwell Murray

U.S. Army. Via ArlingtonCemetary.net

Murray was born into a military family and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He commanded 25 Division in Hawaii when war broke out in the Pacific. As war loomed, Murray violated regulations by having his men draw up to 30 rounds of ammunition apiece from the Schofield magazines, so that they would be ready for immediate action if the Japanese raided Oahu. Though seemingly foresighted, Murray was thinking in terms of a surprise commando-style boat raid rather than the air raid that actually took place.

Service record

1885-6-19     

Born at West Point, New York
1907-6-14
Second lieutenant     
Graduates from West Point
1907-7-27
First lieutenant

1911

Cavalry school
1916-7-1
Captain

1917

5 Field Artillery Regiment
1918-9-16     

Commander, Camp Bragg
1919

Student at MIT
1920-7-1
Major
Assistant to the Chief, Field Artillery
1924

Field Artillery School
1925

Command and General Staff School
1929

Aide to Governor-General, Philippine Islands
1930-10-1
Lieutenant colonel     

1932

Field Artillery Board
1935-10-28
Colonel

1936
      
Commander, 5 Field Artillery Regiment
1938-12-1
Brigadier general     
Commander, Washington, D.C. Provisional Brigade
1940

Commander, 11 Field Artillery Brigade
1941-7-10
Major general
1941-10-1      

Commander, 25 Division, Hawaii
1942-5

Commander, 35 Division, Los Angeles
1943-1

Commander, Southern California Sector
1948-8-4

Dies in Massachusetts


References

ArlingtonCemetary.net (accessed 2012-11-23)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-16)

Prange (1981)

Stanton (2006)



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