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Underhill, James L. (1891-1991)


Photograph of General James L. Underhill
USMC History Division

Underhill was assistant division commander of 4 Marine Division and led the Preliminary Landing Group during the Marshalls campaign.

Service record

1891-7-12     
 
Born at San Francisco
1913

Graduates from University of California
1913-11
Second lieutenant     
Commissioned into the Marine Corps
1916-8
First lieutenant

1917-3
Captain
Commander, Marine Detachment, BB Connecticut
1918-10

Commander, 8 Separate Battalion, France
1919

Service in Nicaragua
1924

Service in Philippines
1925
Major

1927

Commander, 3 Battalion, 4 Marine Regiment, China
1934
Lieutenant colonel     

1937

Executive officer, 6 Marine Regiment, China
1938
Colonel
Commander, Marine Barracks, Portsmouth
1940

Executive officer, Adjutant and Inspector's Department, Marine Corps Headquarters
1942-4
Brigadier general
Commander, Marine Corps Base, San Diego
1943-4

Commander, Camp Lejeune
1943-8

Assistant division commander, 4 Marine Division
1944

Island commander, Tinian
1944-11
Major general
Deputy commander, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
1945-3-21

Inspector general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
1946

President, Post War Reorganization Board, Marine Corps Headquarters
1946-11-1
Lieutenant general     
Retires
1991-10-7

Dies at Monterey, California

References

Morison (1951)
USMC History Division (accessed 2008-2-14)



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