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Lyman Lemnitzer By: Mychaela Johannes World War II Project
Born August 29, 1899 in Honesdale, Pa Died November 12, 1988 in Washington D.C
After graduating from high school he attended West Point Military Academy in 1920, he was commissioned as second lieutenant. He received many promotions, including a huge promotion in 1941, Lemnitzer was assigned to the War Department’s war plan division. West Point Military Academy
Lyman Lemnitzer received many promotions during the U.S.’s entrance into World War II: From March until June 1942 Lemnitzer was assigned to Army Ground Forces as assistant chief of staff in the plans division. Two weeks later he was promoted to brigadier general and soon after he became commander of the Thirty-fourth Antiaircraft Brigade, in England. Also in September until December of 1942 Lemnitzer also served on the staff of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, he was assistant chief of planning.
Operation Torch November 8 – November 11, 1942 Blue~ Axis Powers Red~ Allied Powers
Operation Torch Planning: Lymnitzer played a major roll in planning the mobilization and training of the Army for their invasion of North Africa known as Operation Torch. What was OPERATION TORCH?: U.S and British forces landed three task forces on the beaches near Casablanca on the Moroccan Atlantic Coast. French forces in North Africa joined the Allied Powers. Eventually by the end of November the Allied Powers had crossed the Tunisian border. 267,000 German and Italian soldiers became prisoners of war after they surrendered to the Allied forces
Invasion of Sicily: “Operation Husky” Allied troops land in Sicily, occupied by Germany during Operation Husky
Operation Husky: July 9 & 10, 1943 Lymnitzer also played a huge roll in the planning of Operation Husky, also known as the invasion of Sicily in 1943. What was Operation Husky?: Operation Husky was both an airborne and sea assault on both Sicily and Italy, Commanded by General Dwight Eisenhower. The main goal of Operation Husky was to expose the “soft underbelly” of Europe and gain full access and open passage ways to the Mediterranean so it could be used as a sea route. Casualties for the Allies were high about 16,000 men and for the Axis about 164,000 men were killed or taken prisoner.
Lemnitzer After World War II: Lemnitzer was assigned to the Joint Strategic Survey Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Later he named Deputy Commandant of the National War College He served in the Korean War as a Lieutenant General and later received Korean Service Medal at the age of 51. During Eisenhower’s Presidency he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over his life time he received many awards including: Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, and the Silver Star, as well as several other awards.