Pearl Harbor and Gen. George Patton
Photo Credit: U.S. Army Photograph
General Lesley J. McNair (left) and Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., study a map. During World War II, McNair served as the chief trainer of the U.S. Army, first as Chief of Staff of General Headquarters (1940-1942) and then as Commanding General of the Army Ground Forces (1942–1944). McNair oversaw the development of a systematic training and testing program for the ninety divisions that the Army mobilized during the war. He was killed by a misdirected American bomb while observing operations near St. Lô, France, on July 25, 1944.
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