Gen Leland Stanford Hobbs

Gen Leland Stanford Hobbs

Birth
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Mar 1966 (aged 74)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 1, Site: 121-F
Memorial ID 49205018 · View Source
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United States Army Major General. He was a highly decorated Major General in the United States Army, who commanded 30th Infantry Division during the World War II. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York from which he graduated in June 1915, in the same class as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, James Van Fleet, Henry Aurand or Stafford LeRoy Irwin ("The class the stars fell on"). At the beginning of the 1940, Hobbs was transferred to the Washington, D.C., where he was appointed an Executive officer of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. He served in this capacity for a brief time and after his promotion to the temporary rank of Colonel, he was made a Commander of the regiment. With the United States entry into the World War II, Hobbs served as a chief of staff of the Trinidad Base Command at Fort Read. In July 1942, Hobbs was appointed a commanding general of the 30th Infantry Division stationed at Camp Blanding, Florida. Hobbs succeeded general William Hood Simpson, who was appointed commander of XII Corps. In November 1943, Hobbs was transferred together with his division to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where it continue in training for its deploying within European Theater of Operations. The 30th Infantry division arrived in England on February 22, 1944, and trained until June of that year. General Hobbs landed on the Omaha Beach with his division on June 11 and secured the Vire-et-Taute Canal, crossed the Vire River, July 7, and, beginning on July 25 spearheaded the St. Lô break-through. Hobbs subsequently commanded the 30th Infantry Division until the end of World War II. Hobbs commanded the division during the Battle of Normandy, Mortain Counter-offensive, Battle of the Bulge or Battle of Aachen. He was succeeded by major general Albert C. Smith in September 1945. Major general Hobbs was highly decorated for his leadership of the 30th Division during the World War II.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Leland Stanford Hobbs (24 Feb 1892–6 Mar 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49205018, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .