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Hartle to Northern Ireland, 1942

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In January 2, 1942, the War Department cabled the Special Observer Group that the British Joint Staff Mission [to Washington] had agreed to have the Americans send an initial force to Northern Ireland under the code name MAGNET which is to consist of two combat teams plus service troops. Major General Russell P. Hartle will lead the first 14,000 troops.

In January 1942, Hartle took the 34th Division to Northern Ireland, the first large group of Americans to go to the United Kingdom. He assumed command of the US Army Northern Ireland Force, May 1942


Illustration from A Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland, produced by the War and Navy Department in 1942


United States. Army, Biography; World War, 1939-1945, United States; Hartle, Russell P.

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Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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