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First Name: Clarence

Last Name: Adcock

Birthplace: Waltham, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Lionel

Date of Birth: 23 October 1895

Date of Death: 09 January 1967

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Clarence Lionel Adcock

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1918

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Clarence Lionel Adcock
Major General, U.S. Army

Clarence Lionel Adcock was born on 23 October 1895 in Waltham, MA.

Adcock graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1918 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Engineers. He graduated from the Engineer School in 1921; the Command and General Staff School in 1935; and the Army War College in 1939.

During World War II, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, II Corps, in the invasion of North Africa, 1942-43; under Mark W. Clark, 5th Army, 1943; and as G-4 (Supply) with Eisenhower's HQ in North Africa and Italy, 1943-44. He was G-4 with 6th Army Group in France and Germany, 1944-45 and was promoted to Major General.

Adcock was Deputy to General Lucius Clay in Berlin, East Germany, with the Military Government in 1946. He retired from the Army in 1947 and was recalled to active duty in 1948. He then served as Chairman of the Bipartite Control Office, Frankfurt, Germany, supervising German Economic Government of British and American Zones of Occupation, 1947-49. He retired again in 1949.

Medals and Awards

Army Distinguished Service Medal (3 Awards)
Legion of Merit (2 Awards)
Honorary Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Officer of Legion of Honor
Croix de Guerre with Palm 

In Retirement

After retiring from the Army he made his home at 450 East 62 Street, New York City. He served as Assistant to the President, Continental Can Company in New York City, 1950-67.

Death and Burial

Major General Clarence Lionel Adcock died on 9 January 1967. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2043   Created by: MHOH




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