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  John Caraway Arrowsmith
Brigadier General, United States Army
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 John Caraway Arrowsmith (June 4, 1894 Reno, Nevada - June, 1985 Asheville, North Carolina) was a Colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, commanding the 45th Engineers in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II.

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In 1942, Arrowsmith was placed in command of Base Section 3 in Ledo, Assam, British Raj India which was responsible for construction of the Ledo Road. Under Arrowsmith's command, the road reached the Patkai mountains and crossed into Burma.

Arrowsmith was promoted to Brigadier General. Brigadier General Lewis A. Pick replaced Arrowsmith as Chief Road Engineer in October 1943. Arrowsmith continued as commander of the 45th Engineers until 1944, and continued his army career until 1953 when he retired.

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JC Arrowsmith Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs
ARROWSMITH, JOHN C
Brigadier General, United States Army 
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/04/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 06/01/1985
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 327-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ARROWSMITH, NELL B
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/21/1895
DATE OF DEATH: 11/03/1986
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 327-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted:  4 February 2007 Updated: 10 February 2007 Updated: 17 October 2007

 
 

JC Arrowsmith Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007