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Brigadier General Harlan Nelson Hartness 1951 to 1954 period, O.D. Dark Officer's Coat with Belt and Buckle



 
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1951 to 1954 period, Coat, Wool, Elastique, O.D. Dark Officer's M-1944 with belt and buckle and with 3 ribbon bar. Has embroidered-on Major General's stars. Has his NAMED paper tag inside. Has his 26th "Yankee" Division patch on his right side. Needs a 4th Infantry Division patch on his left side. Includes his original chocolate tie. Also includes approximately 29 pages of biographical / historical information.

Plus a HUGE photo album and many articles and photos concerning his career

Large lot of photos and newspaper clippings from the early 1950's period when he was with the 4th Infantry Division.

*Includes a GIANT photo album too!*

Biographical information on Brigadier General (later Major General) Harlan Nelson Hartness

  • Born 1898
  • Dies 1986
  • 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 betwen 1950 and 1953
  • EUCOM (European Command) Major General in 1951
  • Retired in 1954


  • Medals and Awards

  • Silver Star
  • 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)
  • Unknown
  • Unknown


  • Comments from the 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 all acquired from General Hartness's estate. This uniform has his named laundry/cleaner's tag inside attesting to it's provenance. Additional provenance is provided by the great many additional items that are included with this uniform grouping from his estate. Here is a rare chance to obtain a documented and named World War II period US Army combat General's uniform grouping.

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