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Maj. Gen. Walter C. Short
October 1938 - September 1940. Gen. Short is more well-known as the commander in charge of the Pearl Harbor defenses when the Japanese attacked in 1941. Gen. Short died in 1949.
Maj. Gen. Karl Truesdell
October 1940 - December 1940.
Maj. Gen. Donald C. Cubbison
January 1941 - May 1942.
Maj. Gen. Terry Allen
May 1942 - August 1943. Gen. Allen led the 1st Infantry Division in North Africa and Sicily, and later commanded the 104th Infantry Division from October 1943 until the end of the war. Gen. Allen also formerly commanded the 4th Infantry Division in 1941.
Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner
Assumed command August 1943. [See below.]
Brig. Gen. Willard G. Wyman (Acting)
Assumed command December 1943. Gen. Wyman served briefly as acting commander. He later served as commander of the 71st Infantry Division from November 1944 - August 1945.
Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner
Assumed command December 14, 1943. Gen. Huebner fought with 1st Infantry in WWI. He commanded the 1st Infantry during the Normandy invasion, breakout, and pursuit. In January 1945, Gen. Huebner assumed command of the V Corps which he led until the German surrender. Gen. Huebner retired from service in 1950 and died in 1972.
Brig Gen Clift Andrus (Acting)
Assumed command December 1944. Gen. Andrus formerly served as Artillery Commander of the 1st Infantry Division in all the major WWII campaigns.
Brig. Gen. Clift Andrus
Assumed command December 1944. Gen. Andrus was promoted to Major General in March 1945. He retired in 1952. He died September 1968, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

1. The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.
2. Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European Theater of Operations, Office of the Theater Historian, Paris, France, December 1945.
3. The First! The Story of the 1st Infantry Division.
4. NationalGeographic.com
5. Command and General Staff College.

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