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Persons, John Cecil (1888-1974)

Persons commanded 31 Division when it was deployed to New Guinea in March 1944. His division was a National Guard formation from the Deep South and Persons himself was a National Guard officer. Like many Guard commanders, he was relieved by a Regular Army officer when his leadership was judged wanting, in September 1944.

Service record

1888     

Born
1930
Brigadier general     
Commander, 62 Brigade
1940-11      
Major general
Commander, 31 Division
1948

Retires
1974

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-5-2)

Stanton (2006)


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