Lesley J. McNair

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Birthday
25, 1883
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jul 25, 1944 (61)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1883
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jul 25, 1944 (61)

About

Commander of the WWII Army ground forces who was one of the highest-ranking American officers killed in the war.

Before Fame

He served with distinction in World War I, earning both an Army Distinguished Service Medal and the French Légion d'honneur.

Trivia

He was killed during the Battle of Normandy when a U.S. Army Air Forces bomb mistakenly landed in his foxhole.

Family Life

His son, Colonel Douglas McNair, was killed in action in Guam.

Associated With

He and George Patton both commanded the legendary 1st Army Group.