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John Benjamin Anderson
Major General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007

John Benjamin Anderson (1891-1976). Born on March 10, 1891, in Waxabachie, Iowa.

Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1914. Served in France during World War I. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1925 and the Army War College in 1928.

With the War Department General Staff 1928-1932. In the office of the Chief of Field Artillery 1938-1941.

Brigadier General in October 1941, Major General in August 1941. Commanding General of 102nd Infantry Division September 1942-December 1943. Commanding General of XVI Corps December 1943-October 1945.

Retired in 1946. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.  Died on September 1, 1976.

JB Anderson Gravesite PHOTO



ANDERSON, JOHN B
MG United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/10/1891
DATE OF DEATH: 09/01/1976
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 476-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ANDERSON, SUE PALMER
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/16/1901
DATE OF DEATH: 02/25/1991
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 476-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WO JB ANDERSON, MG, USA


Posted:  6 May 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bronze Star Medal