Clifford Lee Corbin – Major General, United States Army

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Clifford Lee Corbin, Major General, United States Army, was born in 1883, who graduated from West Point in 1905.

He was Assistant Quartermaster General of the Army from 1940 to 1944.  He retired due to disability in 1946 and died in 1966. His wife Emeline Sweeny Corbin (1889-1960) is buried with him.

He is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to Henry Clark Corbin, Lieutenant General, United States Army.


Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Major General Clifford Lee Corbin

Born February 12, 1883 in Dayton, Ohio
Died January 20, 1966

Cadet US. Military Academy 1901-05
Graduated as No. 4410, Class of 1905

  • Second Lieutenant 1905 (Coast Artillery)
  • First Lieutenant 1907
  • Captain 1916
  • Major (Temporary) 1917
  • Lieutenant Colonel (National Army) 1918
  • Colonel (National Army) 1918
  • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army 1929
  • Colonel, United States Army 1935
  • Brigadier General (Army of the United States) 1940
  • Major General (Army of the United States) 1942
  • Served at Fort Totten (New York) 1905-08
  • Acting Aide-de-Camp to Major General Frederick D. Grant April-July 1907
  • Commander, 135th Company (Mine), Coast Artillery Corps, Ft. Totten 1908-10
  • Served with Provisional Regiment of Coast Artillery, Galveston (Texas) 1910-11
  • Student Officer, Coast Artillery School 1911-12
  • Ordnance Officer, Coast Artillery School 1912-13
  • Served at Ft. Wadsworth (New York) 1913-15
  • Coast Artillery Defense Ordnance Officer, Ft. Hamilton (New York) 1915
  • Military Attaché to Chile 1915-17
  • Adjutant, First Officer´s Training Camp, Ft. McPherson (Georgia) 1917
  • Instructor of Artillery, Second Officer´s Training Camp, Ft. Myer (Virginia) 1917
  • Commanding Officer, 4th Field Artillery, Camp Wheeler 1917-18
  • Brigade Adjutant, 7th Field Artillery Brigade 1918
  • Commanding Officer, 5th Field Artillery (1st Division) (served at Toul Front, Verdun, Coblenz)
  • Served with Office of Chief of Construction Division, Army General Staff 1919-20
  • Student, Army Industrial College 1924-25
  • Served in the Philippines 1927-29
  • Commander, Chicago Quartermaster Depot& Commandant, Quartermaster Subsistence School 1929-33
  • Chief American War Memorials in Europe (Paris) 1933-34
  • Executive Officer, Supply Division, Office of the Quartermaster General 1934-36
  • Department Quartermaster, Hawaiian Department 1936-38
  • Depot Quartermaster, New York General Depot 1938-40
  • Assistant to the Quartermaster General & Chief of Supply Division 1940-42
  • Director of Procurement Services, Office of the Quartermaster General 1942-46
  • Retired November 30, 1946
  • Distinguished Service Medal

GENERAL CLIFFORD L. CORBIN, 82, OF QUARTERMASTER DIVISION

WASHINGTON, January 21, 1966 – Major General Clifford Lee Corbin, USA, retired, died of pneumonia yesterday at Walter Reed General Hospital. He was 82 years old.

General Corbin, a 1905 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, retired in 1946 after more than 40 years of active service.  He had received the Distinguished Service Medal, after serving in the Quartermaster and Procurement Divisions of the Army.

In 1933 he was chief of the American War Memorial and Chief of the American Graves Registration Service in Paris.  A year later he was named Chief of the Procurement Branch in the office of the Quartermaster General.

General Corbin was a native of Vandalia, Ohio.


CORBIN, CLIFFORD LEE

  • M/GEN USA
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/12/1883
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/20/1966
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/24/1966
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 857-1
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CORBIN, EMALINE S W/O CORBIN, CLIFFORD LEE

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/27/1887
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/06/1960
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/09/1960
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 857-2
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF CL CORBIN – M/GEN USA

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