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Brigadier General Harlan Nelson Hartness 1945 dated, 2-piece Khaki Officer's Uniform
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June 15th, 1945 dated, "Uniform, Service, Officer's, 2-piece Khaki, Tropical Worsted, Pattern dated March 5th, 1945, Spec. P.Q.D. Number 301A. Includes NAMED trousers. With his khaki shirt-uniform tie. Has his sterling silver stars (2-piece), shows evidence of 2 more for the rank of Major General. Needs a 5th Army patch, a 26th "Yankee" Division patch and a 3 ribbon bar. Includes many papers, photos, etc.
Large lot of photos and newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Germany.
Includes a purchase receipt for his uniform bought in Berlin, Germany in 1936! (Quite a interesting fact)
Includes his Kriegsakademi work book for attending class in the German War Academy in 1936! (Ultra-rare item for an ultra-rare occurance - never see anything like it in 45 years of collecting!)
Includes his post cards from Germany, dated between 1935, 1936 and 1937! (Either he was there 3 times/years traveling; and/or while he attended the German War Academy which is a ultra-rare occurance)
Includes photos of Hartness in his Captain's uniform training with German Army Artillery Officer's with a PAK36 Anti-Tank gun! (again - an ultra-rare occurance never seen before).
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 betwen 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 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 estate. This uniform includes his
trousers attesting to it's provenance. Additional provenance is provided by the
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.
1940's/50's Period, US Army, White Mess Dress Uniform, belonging to a Major General
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
Brigadier General Ogden Utility 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"
1979 period, US Army, "Coat, Hot Weather, Camouflage Pattern, 100% Cotton", belonging to Infantry, General, "Volney Frank Warner", ex-Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps.
WWII To The Mid 1950's Period, US Army, 1942 Pattern, Coat, Wool Elastique, OD Dark Officer's, Belonging to an Infantry, Brigadier General, Named: "Wendell C. Phillippi", The Commanding General of the 38th Infantry Division "Cyclone" (Uniform as a Col.)
Large Air Force Grouping Belonging to a Husband and Wife named: "William E. Pasutti" & "Eva Parsons Dow"
July 11th, 1973 dated, US Army, 1937 Pattern, Blue Color, Mess Dress Uniform, belonging to a Combat, Infantry, Major General, named: "Raphael Dean Tice", the Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division
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