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Turnage, Allen Hal (1891-1971)


Photograph of General Allen H. Turnage

U.S. Marine Corps

Allen Turnage participated in the Grand Conference that reviewed the Tentative Manual for Landing Operations in December 1933. He commanded 3 Marine Division in the Bougainville landings of November 1943.

Service record

1891-1-3     

Born at Farmville, North Carolina
1913-11-17     
Second lieutenant     
Marine Officers' Schook, Norfolk
1915-5

1 Brigade, Haiti
1918-8
Major
5 Marine Brigade
1919

Instructor, Marine Officers' School, Quantico
1922

Gendarmeria d'Haiti
1925

Field Officers' Course, Quantico
1926

Headquarters, Marine Corps
1928

Staff, Battleship Divisions 4 and 3
1930

Headquarters, Marine Corps (c)
1935

Director, Marine Officers' Basic School, Philadelphia
1937
Lieutenant colonel
Commander, 1 Battalion, 5 Marines
1939
Colonel
Commander, Marine Forces, North China
1941-4

Director, Division of Plans and Policies, Headquarters Marine Corps
1942-6

Commander, Camp Lejeune
1942-10
Brigadier general
Assistant commander, 3 Marine Division
1943-9-15
Major general
Commander, 3 Marine Division
1944-9

Director of Personnel, Headquarters Marine Corps
1945

Assistant Commandant of the Corps
1946

Commander, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
1948-1-1
General
Retires
1971-10-22

Dies


References

Arlington National Cemetary Website (accessed 2008-5-2)

Rottman (2002)

United States Marine Corps History Division (accessed 2008-9-27)

Venzon (2003)



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