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Maj. Gen. Edward Martin
February 1941 - December 1941. Gen. Martin later served as governor of Pennsylvania.
Maj. Gen. James Garesche Ord
January 1942 - May 1942. (Some sources list dates as Feb. - June 1942.) Gen. Ord was formerly assistant division commander of 1st Infantry Division. He later served as head of the Joint Brazil-US. Defense Commission. Gen. Ord retired in 1946.
Maj. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
June 1942 - January 1943. Gen. Bradley later commanded II Corps, First Army, and 12th Army Group. After WWII, Gen. Bradley served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was promoted to General of the Army. Gen. Bradley died in 1981.
Maj. Gen. Lloyd D. Brown
January 1943 - July 1944. (Other sources list dates as Feb. 1943 - Aug. 1944.)
Brig. Gen. James E. Wharton
August 1944. Gen. Wharton formerly served as commander of 1st Engineer Special Brigade and assistant division commander of 9th Infantry Division.
Maj. Gen. Norman D. Cota
August 1944 - Inactivation. Gen. Cota was formerly assistant division commander of the 29th Infantry Division. Gen. Cota won the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during the 29th's landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day.

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. 1st Infantry Division Website (www.1id.army.mil).
4. Roll On: The Story of the 28th Infantry Division.

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