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Brigadier General Harlan Nelson Hartness 1945 dated O.D. Dark Officer's Coat
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Model 1944, "Coat, Wool, Elastique, O.D. Dark Officer's M-1944, Spec. P.Q.D. Number 149C Dated April 4th 1944. With Original chocolate tie. With original Brigadier General's Flag, dated August 21st, 1942. Needs belt and buckle, and one "Yankee" patch to be re-sewn. 5th Army patch needs re-sewing. Approximately 29 pages of biographical/historical information. Has his 2 ribbon bar (needs a 3rd ribbon). Has sterling silver stars.
Uniform also comes with a large lot of photos and newspaper clippings from the early 1950's period when he was with the 4th Infantry Division.
*Includes some tank photos!*
Biographical information on Brigadier General (later Major General) Harlan Nelson Hartness
Graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1919
Made Brigadier General in 1942
Assistant Commanding General of the 26th "Yankee" Infantry Division between 1943 and 1945
Commanding General of the 26th "Yankee" Infantry Division between June and July of 1945
Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff of the 15th Army Group
Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division between 1946 and 1948 in Korea
Deputy Commandant of the Command and General Staff College between 1948 and 1950
Acting Commandant of the Command and General Staff College in 1950
Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division between 1950 and 1953
EUCOM (European Command) Major General in 1951
Retired in 1954
Medals and Awards
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Czechoslovakian Military Order of the White Lion
French Legion of Honor
French Croix de Guerre with Star
French Croix de guerre with Palms
European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with ? Bronze Stars (had at least 3)
Comments from Curator
World War II period combat General's groupings are extremely rare to find today. This uniform is one of four in the AAF Tank Museum collection that were acquired from General Hartness's estate. This uniform includes a 70th Infantry Division, Commanding General's Flag which was presented to him attesting to it's provenance. Additional provenance is provided by the additional items that are included with this uniform grouping from his estate. Here is a rare chance to obtain a documented World War II period US Army combat General's uniform grouping.
Large Air Force Grouping Belonging to a Husband and Wife named: "William E. Pasutti" & "Eva Parsons Dow"
1960's Period, US Army, 2 uniform grouping, belonging to Infantry Brigadier General, named: "Royal Reynolds, Jr.", EX-"Gorilla" fighter from the famous "Bataan Death March"
June 2nd, 1964 Period, US Marine Corps., Khaki Service Coat (Uniform), belonging to a Engineer, Major General, named: "George E. Tomlinson", U.S.M.C.R.
US Army Major General Robert Coffin's Olive Green Shirt Uniform
Post March, 1957 period, US Army 2 Uniform grouping, belonging to Infantry Brigadier General, named: "Royal Reynolds, Jr.", ex-"Gorilla" fighter from the famous "Bataan Death March"
1989 Period, US Army, Coat, Hot Weather, Woodland Camouflage Pattern, Combat (Experimental), belonging to a Infantry, Lieutenant General (i.e.: a 3 Star General), named: "Robert L. "Sam" Wetzel", the former Commanding General of the 1st & 3rd Infantry Div
May 12th, 1966 (?) Dated, U.S. Army, 1938 Pattern, Blue Color Mess Dress Uniform, Belonging to a Finance, Major General, Named: "Ralph Julian Richards, Jr.", The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Finance Center
WWII/1954 Period, US Army, 1944 Pattern, Jackets, Field, Wool, OD Dark, Officer's or "IKE" style jacket, belonging to Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Russell T. Finn", the former Commanding Officer of 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion
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