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James Francis Brittingham
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

James Francis Brittingham (1894-1983)

Born in Princess Anne, Maryland on July 4, 1894.

B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1915. Enlisted service with the District of Columbia National Guard on the Mexican Border 1916-1917. Commissioned in the Field Artillery in 1917. Served with the 12th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force 1917-1919. Saw action in the Toulon Sector, the Aisne defense and Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns.

Instructor with the Pennsylvania National Guard 1923-1928, the at the Field Artillery School 1929-1933. Graduated from command and General Staff School in 1937. Member of the Field Artillery Board 1939-1942.

Brigadier General in May 1942. Commanding General of 89th Infantry Division Artillery May 1942-September 1943, then IV Corps Artillery 1943-1944. Artillery Officer at Seventh Army 1944-1945. Commanding General of VIII Corps Artillery, then 4th Division Artillery, finally Third Army Artillery June 1945-May 1946.

Reverted to Colonel in April 1946. Retired as Brigadier General in June 1954. Decorations included two Distinguished Service Medals, the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. 

Died on January 19, 1983. 



JF Brittingham Gravesite PHOTO

BRITTINGHAM, JAMES FRANCIS
Brigadier General, United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/04/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 01/19/1983
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1620
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRITTINGHAM, MARIAN STANFORD
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/01/1895
DATE OF DEATH: 03/12/1958
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 1620
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 25 June 2007 Updated: 13 May 2008
Distinguished Service Medal - 2 awards
 

  Silver Star Medal
 

Legion of Merit
 

   Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 

JF Brittingham Gravesite PHOTO May 2008
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, May 2008