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Charles H. Corlett

Born: Jul 31, 1889

Death: Oct 13, 1971

Birthplace: Nebraska

Nationality: United States

Charles H. Corlett

Date of Birth : Jul 31, 1889
Date of Death : Oct 13, 1971
Birth Place : Nebraska

Charles Harrison Corlett, nicknamed “Cowboy Pete,” was a major general in the U.S. Army who commanded troops in both the Pacific and European Theaters during World War II. He led the attack on Kiska in 1943 and commanded the 7th Infantry Division in the taking of Kwajalein in 1944. After D-Day he led the XIX Corps of the 1st Army in pursuit of the retreating German Army through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany.

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