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First Name: Herman

Last Name: Feldman

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 10 September 1889

Date of Death: 27 September 1969

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Herman Feldman

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Herman Feldman
Major General, U.S. Army

Herman Feldman was born on 10 September 1889 in New York City, NY.

Feldman joined the U.S. Army as a Private in 1907, and worked up through the ranks to Second Lieutenant by 1917.  He served as an Artillery Corporal, Sergeant, and Supply Sergeant. As a Lieutenant, he served in various Field Artillery units from 1918-30 in the Philippines, Germany, and posts throughout the U.S.

From 1930-31, he attended the Quartermaster Corps Subsistence School in Chicago, IL. He was then ordered to Schofield Barracks, HI, as Assistant to the Quartermaster.

In August 1935, Feldman was assigned as a student to the Quartermaster Corps School at Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduation in June 1936, he was detailed to Camp Perry, OH, where he became Quartermaster, National Matches in 1936-38. In September 1936, he was assigned duty in the Supply Division, Office of The Quartermaster General.

In September 1939, he was assigned to the Army Industrial College and concurrently was designated as Assistant Director, Statistics Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of War. After graduation from the Army Industrial College in 1940, Feldman was assigned in the Statistics Branch, Office of the Under Secretary of War, and the following December was assigned to the Clothing and Equipage Branch, Office of the Quartermaster General. In July 1941, he was named Chief of the Storage and Distribution Section. In December, he became Chief of the Supplies Section, Supply Branch, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, and was detailed to the General Staff Corps.

Feldman served from March-June 1942 at Headquarters, Army Service Forces in the Procurement and Distribution Division. He then became Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Services of Supply, Headquarters, European Theater of Operations. He subsequently served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Services of Supply, Headquarters, Mediterranean Base Section, North African Theater of Operations, and in June 1943, became Commanding Officer, Center District, Headquarters, North African Theater of Operations.

In August 1943, Feldman was assigned to the Executive Officer, Office of The Quartermaster General. He was named Deputy Quartermaster General for Supply and Planning in November 1943. In October 1944, he was assigned as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Ocean Area, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. 

On 1 November 1945, Feldman was assigned as Director, Storage and Distribution Division, Office of the Quartermaster General. He was appointed Assistant to the Quartermaster General on 1 February 1946, then became Chief of the Supply Division on 3 May 1946.

On 1 March 1949, Major General Feldman was nominated by President Truman as Quartermaster General and assumed the duties of the Office on 21 March 1949. 

He retired in 1951 after a distinguished 43-year Army career.

Medals and Awards

Legion of Merit (2 Awards)
Distinguished Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal

Death and Burial

Major General Herman Feldman died on 27 September 1969. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2483   Created by: MHOH




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