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army officer.

Nathaniel Alanson Burnell, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal (United States); Order of Merit Adolphe of Nassau, Croix de Guerre (Luxemburg); Order of Leopold II with palm, Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium); Croix de Guerre (France). member War Department General Staff, 1940-1942; Mason.


Burnell, Nathaniel Alanson was born on September 13, 1897 in Westbrook, Maine, United States. Son of John Phinney and Lottie (Lawrence) Burnell.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1919. Student Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1938, Army War College, Washington, 1939.


1 daughter, Anne Louise. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1919, advanced through grades to major general. Various assignments Fort Monroe, Virginia, Fort Flagier, Washington, Fort Mills (Corregidor), P.I., Fort Winfield Scott, California, Fort Randolph, Canal Zone, Fort Eustis, Virginia.

Member War Department General Staff, 1940-1942. Commander 52d A.A.A. Brigade, Europe, 1943-1946. Appointed assistant chief of staff G4, Second Army, 1948-1949.

Chief army section MAAG, Netherlands, 1950-1951. Chief Master of Arts AG, Belgium and Luxemburg, 1951-1954. Commanding general 1st A.A. Regional Command, 1954-1957, retired, 1957.


Member War Department General Staff, 1940-1942.


Married Adene Harriet Soelberg, June 30, 1921.

John Phinney Burnell

Lottie (Lawrence) Burnell

Adene Harriet Soelberg