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Group Commanders

Group Commanders of the 100th BG During World War II

COL. DARR H. ALKIRE 14 NOV 1942 — 26 MAR 1943

COL. HOWARD TURNER 26 MAR 1943 — 08 MAY 1943

COL HOWARD HUGHLIN 08 MAY 1943 — 01 JULY 1943

COL. NEIL “CHICK” HARDING 01 JULY 1943 — 06 MAR 1944

(LT COL. JOHN BENNETT ASSUMES TEMPORARY COMMAND)

COL ROBERT H. KELLY 20 APR 1944 — 28 APR 1944

(LT COL. JOHN BENNETT ASSUMES TEMPORARY COMMAND AGAIN)

COL. THOMAS JEFFREY 06 MAY 1944 — 02 FEB 1944

COL. FREDERICK SUTTERLIN 02 FEB 1944 — 23 JUN 1945

COL. JOHN WALLACE 23 JUN 1945 — 01 AUG 1945

COL. HARRY F. CRUVER 01 AUG 1945 — UNTIL GROUP WAS DISBANDED.

NOTES:

COL. JEFFREY IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MODEL FOR THE GEN SAVAGE CHARACTER IN THE BOOK AND MOVIE TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH. (THIS IS WRONG, GEN FRANK ARMSTRONG COMMANDING THE 306TH BG OUT OF THURLEIGH FROM JAN 1943 TO EARLY FEB 1943 IS THE ROLE MODEL FOR GEN SAVAGE ALTHOUGH MANY CHARACTERS DEPICTED IN THE MOVIE MORE THAN RESEMBLE 100TH PERSONNEL.)

COL. KELLY KIA AT SOTTEVAST 28 APR 44