Devers, Jacob L. (Jacob Loucks), 1887-1979

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Jacob Loucks Devers (1887-1979) was born in York, Pennsylvania. After graduating from West Point in 1909, he commissioned in the artillery. During World War I, he temporarily achieved the rank of colonel, while on staff with the School of Fire. He graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1925 and the Army War College in 1933. He made brigadier general in May 1940. Upon rising to the rank of major general in October 1940, he commanded the 9th Infantry Division until July 1941. He made lieutenant general in September 1942, while commander of the Armored Force. He commanded the European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, from May 1943 to January 1944. He held the position of deputy supreme allied commander of the Mediterranean Theater of Operations from January to October 1944, when he became commanding general of the Sixth Army Group. The Army promoted him to general in March 1945. After World War II ended, he served as chief of Army Ground Forces until his retirement in 1949. His awards included four Distinguished Service Medals and the Bronze Star.

From the description of Devers, Jacob L. (Jacob Loucks), 1887-1979 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10571199

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referencedIn George S. Patton Papers, 1807-1979, (bulk 1904-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities, 1947 - 1984. STOCK FOOTAGE OF GROUND COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II. National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Devers, Jacob L. (Jacob Loucks), 1887-1979. The Jacob L. Devers papers, 1943-1987. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Jacob L. Devers Papers. 1939 - 1949. Personal Papers Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987. Ira Eaker papers, 1917-1989 (bulk 1942-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Devers and Veterans Memorial Committee (York, Pa.). Devers and Veterans Memorial Committee collection, 1945. York County Historical Trust
referencedIn Camp Rucker, Alabama photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn University of Washington Collection. 1931 - 1977. Audio Recordings Forming the Milo Ryan Phonoarchive of Radio Newscasts Relating to World War II and Special Coverage of Other Historical Events. 1931 - 1977. VE-DAY National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. DRESDEN BLASTED [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. MEMPHIS BELLE (OUTTAKES) National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Frost, Herbert H. Herbert H. Frost photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn David Goldin Collection. 1932 - 1952. Audio Recordings of Radio Broadcasts of Speeches, Interviews, Combat Reports, Special Events, Public Affairs, and Entertainment for U.S. Troops. 1932 - 1952. INTERVIEW WITH ARMY GENERALS National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Ira Eaker Papers, 1917-1989, (bulk 1942-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. 10TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONIES OF INVASION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE, NICE, DRAMONT, FREJUS, DRAGUIGNAN, FRANCE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. U.S.TROOPS CONSOLIDATE PACIFIC ISLANDS [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY AT COLMAR, FRANCE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. 20th ANNIVERSARY OF ALLIED LANDING, SOUTHERN FRANCE Draguignan, France National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. 1791 - 1948. Motion Picture Films. 1942 - 1946. GEN. DEVERS SPEAKS FROM BERLIN National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. STAFF FILM REPORT National Archives at College Park
creatorOf American National Red Cross. Letter, 1919 Oct. 7 [to] Capt. Devers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. George S. Patton papers, 1807-1979 (bulk 1904-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Courtney Hicks Hodges Papers. 1904 - 1965. Photographs Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. Papers, 1864-1979 (bulk 1900-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. War Films. 1942 - 1945. WAR ON WHEELS National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hansen, Chester B. Chester B. Hansen photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Wyche, Ira. T. Bill, 1887-1981. The Ira T. Wyche Papers 1931-1981. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces. 1916 - 1956. General Decimal Correspondence Files of General Jacob L. Devers National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Hawk, Robert A. The Robert A. Hawk papers, 1944-1972, bulk 1968-1972. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Colby, Joseph M. (Joseph Milton). Joseph M. Colby photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. 10TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONIES OF INVASION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE, NICE, DRAMONT, FREJUS, DRAGUIGNAN, FRANCE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. 10TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONIES OF INVASION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE, NICE, DRAMONT, FREJUS, DRAGUIGNAN, FRANCE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Liberators over Europe National Archives at College Park
referencedIn University of Washington Collection. 1931 - 1977. Audio Recordings Forming the Milo Ryan Phonoarchive of Radio Newscasts Relating to World War II and Special Coverage of Other Historical Events. 1931 - 1977. VE-DAY National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Clarence L. Adcock Papers. 1918 - 1967. Photographs Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. 20th ANNIVERSARY OF ALLIED LANDING, SOUTHERN FRANCE Draguignan amp; Toulon, France National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces. 1916 - 1956. Journals of Generals Lesley J. McNair and Jacob L. Devers National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith American National Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Colby, Joseph M. (Joseph Milton) person
associatedWith Devers and Veterans Memorial Committee (York, Pa.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Eaker, Ira, 1896-1987. person
associatedWith Frost, Herbert H. person
associatedWith Hansen, Chester B. person
associatedWith Hawk, Robert A. person
correspondedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. person
associatedWith United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. corporateBody
associatedWith Wyche, Ira. T. Bill, 1887-1981. person
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Nuclear energy
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1887-09-08

Death 1979-10-15

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