|John Caraway Arrowsmith|
|Born||June 4, 1894|
|Died||June 1, 1985(aged 90)|
|Place of birth||Reno, Nevada|
|Place of death||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
World War I|
World War II
Legion of Merit (2)|
Bronze Star Medal
John Caraway Arrowsmith (June 4, 1894 Reno, Nevada - June 1, 1985 Asheville, North Carolina) was a Brigadier general in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, commanding the 45th Engineers in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II.
In 1942, Arrowsmith was placed in command of Base Section 3 in Ledo, Assam, India which was responsible for construction of the Ledo Road. Under Arrowsmith's command, the road reached the Patkai mountains and crossed into Burma.
Arrowsmith was promoted to Brigadier General. Brigadier General Lewis A. Pick replaced Arrowsmith as Chief Road Engineer in October 1943. Arrowsmith continued as commander of the 45th Engineers until 1944, and continued his army career until 1953 when he retired. He died in 1985 and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Officers of the US Army 1939-1945". unithistories.com. http://www.unithistories.com/officers/US_Army_officers_A01.html. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- "John Caraway Arrowsmith, Brigadier General, United States Army". arlingtoncemetery.net. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jcarrowsmith.htm. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
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