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 John Benjamin Anderson

John Benjamin Anderson

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 1 Sep 1976 (aged 85)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 11, Lot 476-2
Memorial ID 10931591 · View Source
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United States Army Major General. Born in Waxabachie, Iowa, he graduated from the US Military Academy West Point, in 1914 and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He served in France during World War I, graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1925 and the Army War College in 1928. He was with the War Department General Staff (1928-32) and in the office of the Chief of Field Artillery (1938-41). In October 1941, he was promoted Brigadier General and with advent World War II, was promoted Major General in August 1941. Through the coarse of the war, he was Commanding General of 102nd Infantry Division (1942-43) and Commanding General of the XVI Corps (1943-45). In 1946, he retired from active duty with decorations to include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Created by: Russ Jacobs
  • Added: 8 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10931591
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Benjamin Anderson (10 Mar 1891–1 Sep 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10931591, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Jacobs (contributor 46633397) .