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Norman D. Cota  Apr 1917

Cullum No. 5680-1917 | 10/4/1971 | Died in Wichita, Kansas
Interment not reported to WPAOG

 


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United States Army Major General<em> Norman D. Cota</em>, first American General to hit Omaha Beach on &quot;D&rdquo; Day in the Normandy invasion in World War II, was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on 30 May 1893, the son of George W. and Jessie H. Cota. Quoting General Cota, &quot;these staunch &lsquo;Yankee&rsquo; characters with some very fine help from my church and school teachers...built a foundation to enable me to enter the United States Military Academy one day in June 1913 as a cadet.&rdquo; He was graduated 20 April 1917, commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry, and served with the 22d Infantry Regiment.</div>
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Norman &quot;Dutch&rdquo; Cota was transferred to the Finance Department in July 1920. In August 1923 he was assigned as Finance Officer of the United States Military Academy, the first Finance Officer assigned to the Academy. He transferred back to Infantry in September 1924.</div>
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Dutch graduated from the Company Officers&#39; course at Fort Benning, Georgia, in June 1925 and was assigned to the Hawaiian Department. He graduated from the Field Officers&#39; course at the Chemical Warfare school at Edgewood, Maryland, and Anny War College, Washington, D. C.</div>
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From November 1940 until February 1943 he served with the First Infantry Division as Chief of Staff. He accompanied the Division overseas in 1942 and took part in the North African invasion in November 1942, landing on the Arzew beachhead and participating in the capture of Oran. The success of the Oran invasion in large measure was attributable to his skillful planning and consolidation of the numerous details involved.</div>
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In 1943 after the Casablanca Conference, Dutch was ordered to London, England, to serve as United States Advisor on the staff of Lord Earl Mountbatten, commanding the Combined Operations. In 1943 he was sent to join the 29th Infantry Division training for the invasion of France. He took an active part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and was in charge of the troops of the 29th Infantry Division which were attached to the First Infantry Division for the initial assault at Omaha Beach, and had the distinction of being the first General Officer to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day. With the arrival of the remainder of the 29th Division he resumed his duties as Assistant Division Comander. During this period he was wounded at St. Lo and was forced to spend two weeks in the Division Hospital. After the battle of Vire, Dutch was sent to command the 29th Infantry Division which had landed in France in July 1944. He took command of the 28th Infantry Division on 13 August 1944 after the Division had had three Commanding Officers in the space of two days. The 28th Division was in battle at the time he took command.</div>
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From 13 August 1944 Dutch commanded the 28th Infantry Division until it was deactivated and returned to State control in December 1945. During this period the 28th Infantry Division took part in the race across France, marched through Paris in battle formation, attacking the enemy the following morning, entered Luxembourg, and the Siegfried Line. One regiment of the Division took part in the capture of Aachen. This was followed by the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest, Schmidt, Battle of the Bulge, capture of the Colmar, and the advance to the Rhine River, crossing of the Rhine and the advance into the heart of Germany. For his outstanding work in the invasion he was promoted to Major General and later commanded the 28th Infantry Division. Later on in the Battle of the Bulge the 28th Division under Cota held off twelve German Divisions for five days. Cornelius Ryan, author of &quot;The Longest Day,&rdquo; once said &ldquo;Cota strode up and down in the hail of fire, waving a .45 and yelling at men to get off the beach. Along the shingle behind the sea wall and in the coarse beach grass at the base of the bluffs, men crouched shoulder to shoulder, peering at the general, unwilling to believe that a man could stand upright and live.&rdquo;</div>
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Dutch returned to the United States in August 1945 to prepare to go to the Pacific for the invasion of Japan. The end of the war found the 28th Division at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, where it was deactivated.</div>
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Norman Cota has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star; Oak Leaf Clusters have been awarded with the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star. He has the Purple Heart. Among his foreign decorations are the Distinguished Service Order of Great Britain, the French Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with Palm, and the Belgium and Luxembourg Croix de Guerres. He has also been awarded the Distinguished Service Medals of the States of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the Philadelphia Award&mdash;1951, the first time presented from the Philadelphia Post 92, 29th Division Association.</div>
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After retirement from active duty Dutch kept occupied with limited active duty attached to the War Assets Administration, 1946 to 1948; as Field Superintendent in construction with Wallace &amp; Warner, Inc., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1949-1954, 1957; Executive Director, Civil Defense Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1950 to 1953; Director of Civil Defense, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1958 to 1961. He retired completely in 1962 and moved to, Wichita, Kansas, in 1964.</div>
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Dutch was a Trustee of the Wichita Historical Museum and responsible for the original application made by the Museum to the American Association of Museums for accreditation, which was received in February 1972. The Military Room of the Wichita Historical Museum was renamed the Norman D. Cota Military Room. He was an active member of the Wichita Art Association and the Wichita Art Museum.</div>
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Dutch was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Parish in Wichita. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice McCutcheon; a son, Norman Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas J. Morris Jr.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.</div>
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