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General Lawton Collins

General Joseph Lawton Collins

General Collins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 1, 1896. During World War II he commanded in both the Pacific and European Theaters. In the Pacific, he was in command of the 25th Infantry Division, the Tropic Lightning Division, through 1943, giving to his nickname, Lightning Joe. In the European theater he commanded VII Corps during the Normandy invasion in 1944 and continuing until V-E day in 1945. He died September 12, 1987.

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1st Infantry Division in Western Europe
4th Infantry Division Normandy
79th Infantry Division in Normandy
3rd Armored Division in Western Europe

LT. GEN. J. LAWTON COLLINS was chief of staff of VII Corps in January 1941. After the attack at Pearl Harbor he became chief of staff of the Hawaiian Department. In May 1942 he became commanding general of the 25th Division. He relieved the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal in December 1942 and later fought in the New Georgia campaign. In December 1943 he was transferred to the European Theater of Operations where he assumed command of the VII Corps and led it in the assault on northwest Europe.



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