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Lesley James McNair

  • Birth 25 May 1883 Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 25 Jul 1944 Saint-Lo, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
  • Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
  • Plot Plot F, Row 28, Grave 42
  • Memorial ID 55875765

United States Army World War II General. LTG McNair died from friendly fire when bombs of the US Army Air Forces dropped short on the 29th Infantry Division before St. Lô during the Normandy Campaign. He was posthumously promoted to four-star General by a special act of Congress in 1954, making him the most senior US officer ever to die in combat.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 4 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55875765
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lesley James McNair (25 May 1883–25 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55875765, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .