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Watson, Thomas E. (1892-1966)


Photograph of Thomas E. Watson

USMC

Watson commanded 2 Marine Division from April 1944 to June 1945. He led the division through the Marianas and Okinawa campaigns.

Service record

1892-1-18

Born at Oskaloosa, Iowa
1912-11-11

Enlists in Marine Corps
1916-10-20     
Second lieutenant
Commissioned in the Marine Corps. Assigned to 2 Provisional Brigade, Dominican Republic
1924

Marine Corps Base, San Diego
1927-3

3 Marine Brigade, China
1928

Field Officers' School
1929

Instructor, Field Officers' School
1930-10

Naval attache, Dominica Republic
1934-2

Commander, Naval Prison, Mare Island
1936-7
Major
Chief, Planning Section, Fleet Marine Force
1937-8

Army War College
1938

Chief, War Plans Section, Division of Plans and Policies
1941-11

Executive officer, Division of Plans and Policies
1942-3
Colonel
3 Marine Brigade
1942-8-23
Brigadier general
Commander, 3 Marine Brigade
1943-11

Commander, Tactical Group One
1944-4-11     
Major general     
Commander, 2 Marine Division
1945-8

Director of Personnel, Headquarters Marine Corps
1946-6

Commander, 2 Marine Division
1948-1-1

Commander, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
1950-7-1
Lieutenant general     
Retires
1966-3-6

Dies in Panama Canal Zone

References

Rottman (2002)

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



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