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Schmidt, Harry (1886-1968)


Photograph of Harry Schmidt

U.S. Marine Corps

Schmidt commanded 4 Marine Division during the Roi-Namur landings. He was subsequently promoted to command of V Amphibious Corps, which he led in the Tinian and Iwo Jima campaigns. His deception plan at Tinian, which involved a demonstration by 2 Marine Division to the southeast while 4 Marine Division came ashore across a narrow and unguarded beach to the northwest, is credited for the rapid reduction of the island.

Service record

1886-9-25     

Born at Holdrege, Nebraska
1905

Nebraska State Normal College
1909-8-17
Second lieutenant     
Commissioned into the Marine Corps
1911-1

Marine Barracks, Guam
1912-10

Philippines
1913-4

Recruiting Service, Minnesota
1915

Marine Barracks, New Orleans
1919-5

BB Oklahoma
1917-1

BB Montana
1918-9

Marine Barracks, Norfolk, Virginia
1920-6

BB Tennessee
1922-8

Marine Corps School
1924

Instructor, Marine Corps School
1926-5

Recruiting Officer, St.Paul, Minnesota
1927

6 Marine Regiment, China
1928-2

2 Marine Brigade, Nicaragua
1929-6

Command and General Staff School
1932-6-18

Paymaster Department
1933

Headquarters, Marine Corps
1934

Department of the Pacific, San Francisco
1935

4 Marine Regiment, Shanghai
1936

Department of the Pacific
1937-6

Chief of staff, 2 Marine Brigade, Shanghai
1938-7

Executive officer, Paymaster Department, Marine Corps
1942-1

Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
1943-8-18
Major general
Commander, 4 Marine Division
1944-7-12

Commander, V Amphibious Corps
1946-2-15

Commander, Marine Training and Replacement Center, San Diego
1948-7-1
General
Retires
1968-2-10



References

Rottman (2002)

United States Marine Corps History Division (accessed 2008-6-28)



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