Paul Newgarden

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Paul W. Newgarden
Major General Paul W. Newgarden
Born (1892-02-24)24 February 1892
Philadelphia, PA
Died 14 July 1944(1944-07-14) (aged 52)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1913-1944[1]
Rank Major General
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit

Major General Paul Woolever Newgarden (24 February 1892 - 14 July 1944)[2] was an American general during World War II. Prior to his death he commanded the 10th Armored Division (United States). The 10th Armored Division "Tigers” played a key role in several engagements during World War II. While Major General William H. H. Morris took the "Tigers" into battle, Newgarden was the first to command and train them. Newgarden died in a plane crash over Chattanooga, Tennessee while returning to Fort Knox.


1936 - 1940 Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3), VI Corps

1941 - 1942 Commanding Officer 41st Armored Infantry Regiment

1942 - 1942 Commanding Officer Combat Command A, 2nd Armored Division

1942 - 1944 Commanding General 10th Armored Division


1. Lester M. Nichols (2000) [1950], Impact: The Battle Story of the 10th Armored Division (Book/Hardcover), Divisional Histories 54 (2nd ed.), The Battery Press, Inc.; 2 edition (2000), ISBN 978-0-89839-303-3, retrieved 17 March 2014 

2. Brandon T. Wiegand (2004) [2004 10th Armored Division web page], Index to the General Orders of the 10th Armored Division in World War II (Book/Hardcover), Divisional Histories (1st ed.), D-Day Militaria (January 2004), ISBN 978-1-932891-49-2, retrieved 17 March 2014 

3. Gardner Hatch (1989) [1989], Tenth Armored "Tiger" Division (Book/Hardcover), Divisional Histories (1st ed.), Turner Pub Co (March 1989), ISBN 978-0-938021-27-8, retrieved 17 March 2014 

4 10th Armored Division web page [1]

External links[edit]

  • [2] Tiger
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  • [4] Old Tiger
  • [5] 10th Armored
  • [6] World War II Silver Star Recipients
  • [7] United States Memorial Holocaust Museum
  • [8] (10th AD)
  • [9] Battle of the Bulge on the Web
  • [10] Lone
  • [11] Center of Military History