Gen Lesley James McNair

Gen Lesley James McNair

Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Jul 1944 (aged 61)
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 · View Source
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World War II United States Army General. He 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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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gen 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 .