Bethel Wood Simpson – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Bethel Wood Simpson, the son of Wendell Lee Simpson, was botn in Michigan 11 July 1888.  He was a 1911 graduate of the United States Military Academy.  He served in World War I and World War II.  He died 16 February 1958 in California and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

Brigadier General Bethel W. Simpson. Leader in Ordnance personnel and training in World War II at Aberdeen and Santa Anita.

  • 1936-1941 Chief of Personnel Division, Office of the Chief of Ordnance
  • 1941-1942 Commandant of Ordnance Replacement Training Center
  • 1942- 1944 Commandant of Ordnance Training Center
  • 1944-1945 Attached to Ordnance Office at Headquarters Army Ground Forces
  • 1945 Member of Joint Production Survey Committee
  • 1946 Retired

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Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt looking on as men of the Ordnance Replacement Training Center take an examination in the principles of ammunition supply. Mrs. Roosevelt was particularly interested in observing the methods used by the Army in teaching men who have had little or no formal education. At left is Brigadier General Bethel W. Simpson, who escorted her around the post.

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Bethel Wood Simpson

  • 11 Jul 1888-27 February 1955
  • Born 11 July 1888, Lansing, Michigan
  • Father: Wendell Lee SIMPSON
  • Mother: Marion O. WOOD

SIMPSON, BETHEL WOOD

  • B/GEN U S A
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 07/11/1888
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/1955
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2511-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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