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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.
Brigadier General Ogden Utility Shirt Uniform
July 2nd, 1943 dated, US Marine Corps, Green Service Coat (Uniform), belonging to Major General (i.e.: 1 2 Star General), named: "John Marston", the Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Division, 1942
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
May 27th, 1926 dated, US Army, 4 Pocket, Wool Serge, 18 Oz., OD, Service Coat, belonging to a Quartermaster, Brigadier General, named: "Frank F. Reed F542"
October 20th, 1953 dated, US Army, 1956 Pattern, Blue Dress Uniform For Officer's Of The Regular Army, belonging to a Medical Corps., Major General, named: "Dr. Raymond A. Lynch", Chief Surgeon of the Delaware Army National Guard
2 Uniform Grouping Belonging to a Transportation Corp., Brigadier General (i.e.: a 1 Star General), named: "Cullemn U. Gulko"
Brigadier General Ogden Khaki Shirt Uniform
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.
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