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General William Simpson

General William Hood Simpson

General Simpson was born in Weatherford, Texas on May 18, 1888. During World War II he commanded the 9th Army in Europe in 1944 and 1945. He died August 15, 1980.

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2nd Infantry Division in Europe Fall 1944
8th Infantry Division in Europe Fall 1944
29th Infantry Division in Europe Fall 1944

LT. GEN. WILLIAM H. SIMPSON, veteran of overseas service in World War I, held the command of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, in June 1940. He was given command of the Infantry Replacement Training Center of the Army in April 1941. Six months later he became commanding general of the 35th Division, and he served from April to September 1942 as commander of the 3Oth Division. For one month he commanded the XII Corps. In September 1943 he was placed at the head of the Fourth Army. In the spring of 1944 an additional army headquarters (the Eighth) was formed from the Fourth Army, and General Simpson was made commander of the new headquarters. He took it to the United Kingdom in May 1944 and remained as its head when it was renumbered the Ninth Army. He commanded the Ninth Army in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.

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104th Infantry Division
Winter War: The Bulge and Beyond Series
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36th Infantry Division Winter War: The Bulge and Beyond DVD $24.99

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