World War II American Admiral and General Officers' Project


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WW II Admirals and General Officers

Our collection is dedicated to the study of World War II admirals and general officers and to tell their stories while preserving their original uniforms, flags, and medals.

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General Graves B. Erskine

October, 1944, General Grave Erskine assumed command of the 3rd Marine Division and commanded it during the hard-fought campaign on Iwo Jima in February and March, 1945. Units of this division were then awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for heroism, and General Erskine was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (one of only 22 awarded during WWII). His citation reads in part, "Landing with his division on February 24, 1945, in support of the assault divisions, he quickly assumed control of a difficult sector of the line, and through his brilliant, skillful and. inspiring leadership, kept his division in the forefront of the assault, finally breaking through to the north coast of the island, and thereby splitting the enemy into two groups. His dynamic force and personal courage were in great measure responsible for the success of his Division and the entire operation."

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