GENERAL CLARENCE R HUEBNER (1888-1972) & GENERAL J. L. HARBAUGH, JR., REDACTED PARTIAL DOCUMENT SIGNED, "C. R. Huebner" (signed as Chief of Staff, GSC), & "J. L. Harbaugh, Jr., Col. JAGD" (signing for another officer, as Judge Advocate), 2 pages, 8 x 5.5, 2 April 1947, the document is concerning a recommendation about "Carrying of Arms". On the second page is a handwritten note dictated by General Huebner: "I believe the ultimate gain if this information were to be promulgated would be of such little value it wouldn't be worthwhile." An interesting WWII military document in fine condition, with minor age toning, irregular edges, and a small area redacted on the first page which allows the selective disclosure
of information in a the document while keeping other parts of the document secret.
General Huebner was a highly decorated senior officer of the United States Army who saw service during both World War I and World War II. As the commander of the "Big Red One", the 1st Infantry Division in WWII, General Huebner led the 1st in the assault on Omaha Beach. He signs here as Chief of Staff, while at the Headquarters, European Command, in the American Zone, Berlin, Germany (a few months later he would become the last Military Governor of the American Zone). General J. L. Harbaugh, Jr. (promoted to Brig. General in 1949) was Judge Advocate, EUCOM, overseeing WWII War Crimes trials in Nurnberg and Dachau, who had been appointed by American General Lucius D. Clay, at the direction of the U.S. War Department, Administration of Justice Review Board In the Malmedy Case, War Crimes Office, to form The Harbaugh Committee to investigate the allegations of judicial irregularities that were claimed to have occurred during the interrogations that preceded the trials of the Nazi-SS soldiers responsible for the WWII Malmedy Massacre. Unlike the International Military Trials in Nuremberg that prosecuted the major Nazi war criminals under the jurisdiction of the four Allied Occupying Powers, the Dachau tribunals were held exclusively by the United States military between November 1945 and August 1948. Harbaugh was present, at Berlin and Frankfort Germany, at each meeting of the Malmedy Massacre Investigation