Paul Newgarden

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Paul W. Newgarden
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Born February 14, 1892
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died July 14, 1944 (aged 52)
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1913–1944[1]
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Unit USA - Army Infantry Insignia.png Infantry Branch
Commands held 41st Armored Infantry Regiment
10th Armored Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Legion of Merit

Major General Paul Woolever Newgarden (February 14, 1892 – July 14, 1944)[2] was a senior United States Army officer. Prior to his death he commanded the 10th Armored Division. 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.

Commands[edit]

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

References[edit]

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 Division.com
  • [3] 419th.com
  • [4] Old Tiger Cub.com
  • [5] 10th Armored.com
  • [6] World War II Silver Star Recipients
  • [7] United States Memorial Holocaust Museum
  • [8] history.army.mil (10th AD)
  • [9] Battle of the Bulge on the Web
  • [10] Lone Sentry.com
  • [11] Center of Military History
Military offices
Preceded by
Newly activated post
Commanding General 10th Armored Division
1942–1944
Succeeded by
William Morris