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Back, George , born 24-02-1894 in Sioux City, Iowa was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Officers’ Reserve Corps, on 27-11-1917. Serving as an instructor in World War I, duty in the Training Section, Office of the Chief Signal Officer following the armistice in 1918. During World War II he was appointment in 1941 as Assistant Signal Officer to General Headquarters, Army War College and in 1942 as Executive Officer, Signal Supply Services, Office of the Signal Deputy, Chief Signal Officer , Allied Forces Headquarters and subsequently as the Chief Signal Officer. The United States Army Signal Corps develops, tests, provides, and manages communications and information systems  support for the command and control of combined arms forces. It was established in 1860, the brainchild of United States Army Major Albert J Myer
    he died age 51, on 24-08-1880, in Buffalo, and has had an important role from the American Civil War through the current day. Over its history, it had the initial responsibility for a number of functions and new technologies that are currently managed by other organizations, including military intelligence, weather forecasting, and aviation. George Back didn’t see the battlefront in Europe.

Death and burial ground of Back , George Irving.

General George Back died on 28-09-1972 in Florida at the age of 78 and was buried with his wife Rosalie Rives, who died very old age 93 on 22-01-1993, with full military honours in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery with as neighbour Lieutenant General, Commander of the 26th Infantry Division, nickname “Yankee Division”  Willard Paul. The division had killed in action 1.678, wounded 7.379, missing 740, captured 159, battle casualties 9.956, non battle casualties 6.895 and total 16.851. Close by the graves of Major General, Commander 116th and 29th Division, D-Day, Charles Canham. On 7 June, a second wave of 20.000 reinforcements from the 1st and 29th divisions was sent ashore. By the end of D-Day, 2.400 men from the two divisions had become casualties on Omaha Beach. Added to casualties at other beaches and air-drops made the total casualties for Operation Overlord 6.500 Americans and 3.000 British and Canadians, lighter numbers than expected.

  , Fleet Deputy Chief Operation, Richard Edwards, Rear Admiral, Frank Akers , Admiral Robert Ghormley, Lieutenant General, Commanded the 5th Marine Division, nickname “Spearhead”  in the occupation of Japan, Thomas Bourke, From their landing at Iwo Jima on February 19 until March 26, 1945, the 5th Marine Division suffered more than 8.719 casualties including over 2.482 officers and enlisted men who were killed in action.
 and Lieutenant General, Commander 2nd Armoured Division, Ted Brooks and 1* General Lieutenant, Commanding Officer Artillery, 11th Airborne Division, nickname “Angels” .Francis William Farrell. Casualties of the 11th Airborne Division in  204 days of combat, 2.431 killed.
  

 

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