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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1919​*

Vol. VI

(Born Neb.)

Carlisle V. Allen

(Ap'd Neb.)


(Carlisle Visscher Allen, Born Jan. 23, 1896, Omaha, NE.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1917, to Nov. 1, 1918, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant, Unassigned.

Served: at U. S. Military Academy, as student officer, Dec. 3, 1918, to June 11, 1919, when graduated No. 217 in his class;

(Assigned to Infantry, July 21, 1919)

en route to France, July 13 to 20, 1919; on tour of observation of Belgian, French and Italian battle fronts and visited Army of Occupation in Germany, to Sept. 17; en route to U. S. to Sept. 26; at Camp Benning, Ga., student officer at Infantry School, Oct. 1, 1919, to –––––.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, Unassigned, Nov. 1, 1918.

Assigned to infantry, July 21, 1919.

At Camp Benning, Ga., student officer at Infantry School, Oct. 1, 1919, to

First Lieutenant of Infantry, Dec. 17, 1919.

June 30, 1920, when he was graduated; at Camp Benning, Secretary, Department of Military Art, Assistant Instructor, Infantry School, and commanding Demonstration Company, 29th Infantry, July 1, 1920, to Oct. 5, 1921; at Camp Benning, Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.W. H. Gordon, Oct. 5, 1921, to Sept. 26, 1922; at Columbia University, New York City, student officer in English, Economics and History, Sept. 26, 1922, to

Returned to Grade of Second Lieutenant, Dec. 15, 1922.

Aug. 20, 1923, when he received degree of Bachelor of Science; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of English, Aug. 22, 1923, to

First Lieutenant of Infantry, Sept. 2, 1923.

Aug. 24, 1925; (at Columbia University, N. Y. C., additional duty as student, Oct. 1, 1924, to June 10, 1925, granted degree of Master of Arts for work in English Literature, 1925) Instructor in Department of History, Economics and Government, Aug. 24, 1925 to Aug. 24, 1926; en route to Philippine Islands, via Panama Canal, Oct. 6, 1926, to Nov. 23, 1926; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding company, 15th Infantry, Nov. 26, 1926, to June 1, 1928; and Personnel Adjutant, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, June 1, 1928, to Mar. 9, 1929; Assistant Professor of English, University of the Philippines, June 1, 1927, to Mar. 9, 1929; en route to United States via Suez Canal and Eastern Europe, Mar. 9, 1929, to June 17, 1929; at Fort Washington, Md., commanding company, 12th Infantry, June 17, 1929, to Mar. 1, 1930; Personnel Adjutant, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, Mar. 2, 1930 to May 31, 1930; American Battle Monuments Commission, June 1, 1930, to —

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(1st Lt. Inf., Sept. 2, 1923)

At Washington, D. C., A. B. M. C., June 1, 1930 to Aug. 15, 1933; engaged in historical research and editing for the Gen. of the Armies, and in revising book, "A Guide to the American Battlefields in Europe"; (at Washington, D. C., and Yorktown, Va., Asst. G‑2, Yorktown Sesquicentennial Commission, Sept. 1, to Nov. 1, 1931); at Governors Island, N. Y., Hq. 2d C. A., ADC to Maj.‑Gen. D. E. Nolan, to

(Capt., Inf., Aug. 1, 1935)

Apr. 22, 1936; (Temp. duty Panama Dept., Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, 1935); at Governors Island, N. Y., Hq. Det., 2d C. A., May 1 to July 1, 1936; at Edgewood Arsenal, Md., student off., C. W. School, July 5 to Aug. 15, 1936; at Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., student off., C. & G. S. School, Aug. 20, 1936 to June 23, 1937; G. S. C. Eligible List; at Mexico City, Mexico, June 30 to Aug. 30, 1937; at Maxwell Field, Ala., student off., A. C. Tactical School, Sept. 2, 1937 to June 10, 1938; at Governors Island, N. Y., Hq. 2d C. A., Asst. to A. C., of S., G‑3, June 14 to Aug. 31, 1938; en route to station to Sept. 30, 1938; at Schofield Bks., T. H., comdg. Co., 35th Inf., to Sept. 30, 1939; Regtl. Plans and Tng. Off., S‑3, 35th Inf., to ––––

Degrees of B. S. and M. A., Columbia U.

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

Military History: — Schofield Bks TH, Regtl Plans and Tng Off, S‑3, 35 Inf,

Maj  p314 Inf 1 Jul 40

‑1 Oct 40; Ft Sam Houston Tex, Asst S‑3 23 Inf, 20 Oct-30 Nov 40; Washington DC, WDGS, OAC/S G‑3 (Civ Def), 1 Dec 40–31 Jan 41; OC/S Congressional LnO, 1 Feb 41‑

(Lt Col AUS 15 Sep 41)

(Col AUS 1 Feb 42)

3 Feb 42; Asst Secy WDGS, 4 Feb-19 Mar 42; C Tng Doctrine Br, Tng Div, Hq ASF, 20 Mar-5 Sep 42; Cp Claiborne La, CO 410 Inf 103 Inf Div, 6 Sep 42‑

(Lt Col Inf 11 Dec 42)


15 May 43; Cp Beauregard La, AC/S G‑3 15 Corps, 16 May-15 Jul 43; Cp Young Calif, AC/S G‑3 Desert TC, ‑30 Nov 43; ETO, No Ireland, England, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, AC/S G‑3 15 Corps, 10 Dec 43–27 Aug 45; (Campaigns and Battles: Cassino, Anzio, Normandy —


Northern France —


Rhineland —


Central Europe, Vosges Def); Washington DC, WDGS, OAC/S G‑2, Dir of Information, MIS; C Collection Gp, Intel Div; C Tng Gp, Intel Div, 1 Sep 45–15 Apr 47; Berne Switzerland, Mil Attache American Legation, 14 May 47‑

(Col Inf 11 Mar 48)

31 Jul 48; Washington DC, Intel Div WDGS, 15 Aug-1 Nov 48; Governors Island NY, Hq First Army, 2‑30 Nov 48.

(Col Ret 30 Nov 48, own request after 30 years' service)

Legion of Honor (France); Croix de Guerre (France); Caporal d'Honneur, 501 Tk Regt, Div Leclerc (France); Order of Leopold (Belgium); Cross of Military Merit (Italy)

Civil History: — New York 6 NY and Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay, Asst to the Pres, International Products Corp, 29 Broadway, 1 Dec 48 —

BS Columbia U, 23; MA Columbia U, 25

Died Dec. 8, 1975, Washington, D. C.: Aged 79.​b

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

* This class, normally the Class of 1921, entered June 14, 1917, was graduated Nov. 1, 1918, returned to the Academy as student officers, Dec. 3, 1918, and was finally graduated June 11, 1919.

Assignments to Arms of the Service were made in accordance with class standing in final year's course.

Thayer's note: better details on this confusing set‑up are given by Waugh, West Point: The Story Of The United States Military Academy. . . ., pp148‑150.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Allan's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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b The date and place of Col. Allan's death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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