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Orlando Ward Interview Notes – May 5, 1957

1957
   

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Summary of Topics Covered:

Ward discusses his service in the General’s Staff under Marshall. He comments on events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and notes that he might have better advanced his career had he not left the General’s Staff in 1941. He discusses the problems with Lend-Lease. He was critical of US Command actions in North Africa, particularly that of Patton, and blamed Fredendall, Eisenhower, and Patton for being relieved of his command of the 1st Armored Division.

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