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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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

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