GENERALS CLARENCE R HUEBNER; CARTER B. MAGRUDER, SIGNED TWICE; & J. L. HARBAUGH, JR., SIGNED TWICE, DOCUMENT WITH FIVE SIGNATURES, "C. R. Huebner"; "Carter B. Magruder" (signed twice); & "J. L. Harbaugh, Jr." (signed twice), 2 stapled pages, 8 x 5.5, with multiple "JA EUCOM" stamps, multiple dates as it passed up the chain of command: 3 June 1948-15 July 1948, regarding sending of military cables. This was happening during the WWII Dachau war-crimes trials being held in Germany. The document has had parts redacted to allow the selective disclosure of information 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 in July and August 1948 (during the dates of this document). General Carter B. Magruder (1900-88) was leader of the planning division of the Army Service Forces, organizing worldwide logistic support for the U.S. war effort. He became chief logistics officer of the army in Europe after the end of WWII. A great example of WWII Judge Advocate General document signed by three American Generals (a total of five signatures) and is in fine condition.