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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

  • 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 estate. This uniform includes his NAMED trousers 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 and named World War II period US Army combat General's uniform grouping.

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