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Subject: First Names of 3 WWII Officers
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: chris_rohlfs-ga
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Posted: 26 Mar 2006 11:31 PST
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Question ID: 712169
Hi, I'm looking for the first names of 3 officers who worked in the
Army Services Forces (War Department) in World War II.  Their ranks,
first initials, and last names are:

  Colonel L.A. Denson
  Brigadier General G.J. Richards
  Colonel J.K. Herbert

They all had some association with the following article:

Denson, L.A. and Wood, Walter A., Jr.  ?Notes on Presentation of
Requirements Division Before Procurement Review Board: Army Supply
Program and Matters Related to Requirements Division.?  United States.
 Army Service Forces, War Department.  1943.  Record Group 160, Entry
94, Box 697 and Entry 88, Box 580.  National Archives II Building,
College Park, MD.

Walter Wood (listed above) was a Major General.  I believe Denson and
Wood were in the Requirements Division, and Herbert & Richards were in
the Procurement Review Board.

Subject: Re: First Names of 3 WWII Officers
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 26 Mar 2006 13:22 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear chris_rohlfs,

These are the first names of the three officers:

-- G. J. Richards --

George Jacob Richards (1891-1984)

In the United States Government Manual Winter 1943/44, he is listed in
the War Department list among the U.S. General Staff as Director,
Budget Division and Budget Officer.

-- L. A. Denson --

Lee A. Denson

In the United States Government Manual Winter 1943/44, he is listed in
the War Department list under Army Service Forces, as "Director,
Requirements Division".

-- J. K. Herbert --

James Keller Herbert (25 Feb 1909 - 22 Jan 1990)

Graduated from West Point in 1930; during World War II Commander of
the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation. Awarded the Distinguished Service
Medal and promoted to the rank of Brigadier General before he retired
from the Army in 1946.

Hope this is what you were looking for!


University of Minnesota: United States Government Manuals 1935-1951

University of Minnesota: United States Government Manual Winter
1943/44, p. 225-291 (PDF file) Biography of Major-General George Jacob Richards

Association of Graduates, West Point: James K. Herbert Alumni Center

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chris_rohlfs-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $6.00
Thank you very much!  This is very helpful!

Subject: Re: First Names of 3 WWII Officers
From: pafalafa-ga on 26 Mar 2006 15:23 PST

Beautifully done, man.


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