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army officer retired

Robert Mcgowan Littlejohn, American army officer retired. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster; Legion of Merit; Bronze Star; French Foreign Legion; French Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm; Commander of the Bath, British Empire; Order of Commercial Merit, France. Commander Order of the Crown, Belgium.


Littlejohn, Robert Mcgowan was born on October 23, 1890 in Jonesville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Samuel and Catharine (McGowan) Littlejohn.


Student Clemson College, 1906-1907. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1912. Student Question Manager Corps Subsistence School, 1921.

Command and General staff schedul, 1925-1926. Army War College, 1929-1930.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1912, promoted through grades to major general 1943. Served as Lieutenant, later captain, Cavalry, 1912-1917, major Infantry, France and Germany with American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919. Associate with Question Manager Corps from 1920.

Member War Department General Staff, 1930-1934. Quartermaster United States Military Academy, 1934-1938. Assistant quartermaster Philippine Department, 1938-1939.

Quartermaster Philippine Department and superintendent Army Transport Service, 1939-1940. Became chief Clothing and Equipage Division, Office of Question Manager General, 1940. Chief Question Manager for the European Theater, June 1942.

Became War Assets Administrator, 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on subsistence to technical publications.


Member War Department General Staff, 1930-1934. Member of the board of directors Community Chest, Arundel Company, Maryland. Member vestry Christ’s Church, Owensville, Maryland.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Mary A. Lambert, July 24, 1918.

Samuel Littlejohn

Catharine (McGowan) Littlejohn

Mary A. Lambert