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Ernest J. Dawley

United States general

Died when: 87 years 296 days (1053 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Ernest J. Dawley

Major General Ernest Joseph "Mike" Dawley (February 17, 1886 – December 10, 1973) was a senior officer of the United States Army, best known during World War II for commanding the VI Corps during Operation Avalanche, the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy, in 1943.

After the landings, he was relieved of his command by Lieutenant General Mark W.Clark, commander of the Fifth Army, and returned to the United States.

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