Donald H. Connolly – Major General, United States Army

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General Donald H. Connolly served throughout World War II and was the post-war Army Commander in Iran and Iraq.

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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: July 2007

Donald Hilary Connolly (1886-1969)

Born in Fort Mojave, Arizona on February 11, 1886.

Attended the University of California 1905-1906. Commissioned in the Corps of Engineers from West Point in 1910.

Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1923 and the Army War College in 1929. Instructor at Command and General Staff School 1929-1934. Officer in Charge of the WPA in Southern California 1935-1939.  Commander of 2nd Engineers 1939-1940. Administrator of Civil Aeronautics in the Department of Commerce 1940-1941.

Brigadier General in January 1941. At Headquarters of AAF in 1942. Major General in October 1942. Commander of Persian Gulf Command 1942-1944. Member of the Army-Navy Liquidation Commission 1945-1946. Retired in February 1948. Decorations Included the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.  Died on June 18, 1969.

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CONNOLLY, DONALD H

  • MG USA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/11/1886
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/18/1969
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 203-C
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CONNOLLY, GRACE H W/O DONALD H

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 08/16/1886
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1963
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 203-C
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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