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Dwight Eisenhower


General Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1957) served as the Allied Supreme Commander in Europe during most of World War II with responsibility for planning the invasions of Spain, Italy and France. Although ultimately successful, he blamed himself for the devastating losses suffered at Normandy, resigned his post as the Allied Supreme Commander in Europe. Eisenhower spent the rest of the war in Saudi Arabia as a military advisor. Following the war, he retired from the Army to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Keeping mostly to himself in retirement, he was writing his memoirs when he died of a heart attack in 1957, per his request; he was buried amongst his soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery.

The US Navy honored Eisenhower by naming a Barbel class submarine, after the retired General. The USS Eisenhower is currently assigned to Pearl Harbor Naval Base.

timelines/dwight_eisenhower_a_darker_world_war_ii.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/26 10:37 by Xen