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Selleck, Clyde Andrew (1888-1973)

"Pappy" Selleck commanded the Philippine 71 Division at the outbreak of war. An artillery officer and graduate of the Command and General Staff School, he had arrived in the Philippines on 23 October 1941 and had little time to familiarize himself with the ground or his command prior to war breaking out. Part of his division broke and ran while covering the retreat into Bataan. The survivors, reinforced with a hodgepodge of other units, held the west coast of Bataan during the siege of the peninsula and the Battle of the Points.  MacArthur eventually relieved him for "lack of aggression" in repelling the Japanese landings, probably unjustly.

Service record

1941     

Born at Holdrege, Nebraska
1941-10-23     
Brigadier general    
Commander, 71 Division
1942-1-24

Relieved
1942

Prisoner of war
1947

Retires


References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-30)
HistoryNet.com (accessed 2009-5-17)



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