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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1933

Vol. VIII
p1015
9762

(Born Ark.)

William Orlando Darby

(Ap'd Ark.)

177

(Born Feb. 6, 1911.)

Military History. — Cadet U. S. M. A., July 1, 1929 to June 13, 1933, appointed

(2d Lt. F. A.)

At Ft. Bliss, Tex., Reconnaissance and Supply Off. and Asst. Regtl. Communications Off., 82d F. A., Sept. 13, 1933, to

(1st Lt. F. A., June 13, 1933)

Aug. 3, 1937; on leave and en route to station to Sept. 1, 1937; at Ft. Sill, Okla., student off., F. A. School, to June 13, 1938; at Ft. Riley, Kans., 84th F. A., Btry Executive and Supply Off., to Oct. 17, 1939; on leave and en route to station to Oct. 27, 1939; at Ft. Lewis, Wash., to Nov. 4, 1939; temp. duty with 80th F. A. at Camp Jackson, S. C., Camp Benning, Ga., and Camp Beauregard, La., to May 31, 1940; at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, 80th F. A., to Aug. 24, 1940.

(Capt., temp., F. A., Sept. 9, 1940.)

Vol. IX
p768
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: — Ft Benning Ga, Ft Des Moines Ia, 80 FA, 39‑

(Capt AUS 9 Sep 40)

(Maj AUS 1 Jun 42)

(Lt Col AUS 6 Aug 42)

‑42; MTO, CO Ranger Bn Regt CO 179 Inf 45 Div,

(CO First American Rangers Landings
No Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio)

(Capt FA 13 Jun 43)

(Col AUS 11 Dec 43)

‑44; Washington DC, OPD WDGS, ‑45; Italy, Asst Div Comdr 10 Mtn Div Fifth Army, ‑30 Apr 45

KIA — No Italy, 30 Apr 45: Aged 34.

(Brig Gen AUS psth 30 Apr 45)

(2DSC DSM SS LM BSM 3PH).

Croix de Guerre w/ Silver Star (France); Order of Kutuzov, Third Degree (Russia); Distinguished Service Order (Great Britain).

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, AR.


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