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army officer

George Bittman Barth, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Silver star with 2 oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with 2 clusters, Bronze Star with cluster, Air Medal, Purple Heart. Member Alpha Tau Omega.; Club: Rotary.

Background

Barth, George Bittman was born on December 19, 1897 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles H. and Harriet (Bittmann) Barth.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918. Graduate Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1926, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1918, advanced through grades to major general, March 16, 1953. Served with infantry, also Field Artillery, assigned R.O.T.C. duty, Auburn, Alabama. Instructor artillery New York Neuropsychology Group, 27th Division.

Chief staff 9th Infantry Division, North Africa, Sicily, Normandy landing. Regimental commander 357th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division, Normandy. With General Patton’s Third Army in breakthrough across France, 1944.

Professor military science New York Military Academy, 1946. Director operations, training department Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1948, chief staff, 1949. Artillery commander 25th.

Infantry Division, Japan, 1949-1950. Assigned 24th Infantry Division, Korea, 1950, 25th Infantry Division, 1950-1951. Assistant div. commander 5th Infantry Division, Indiantown Gap, 1951.

Commanding 5th Infantry Division, 1952-1953. Chief C.I.C., September-October 1953. Chief Joint United States Military Aid Group, Greece, 1953-1955.

Deputy commanding general 1st Army, 1955-1957.

Membership

Member Alpha Tau Omega. Club: Rotary.

Connections

Married Mary S., June 21, 1935.

father:
Charles H. Barth

mother:
Harriet (Bittmann) Barth

spouse:
Mary S.