Clarence Lionel Adcock was born at Waltham, Massachusetts, October 23, 1895.
Adcock graduated from the
United States Military Academy in 1918. He then proceded to graduate from the Engineer School in 1921 and finally the Command
and General Staff School in 1935, the Army War College in 1939.
Adcock was commissioned a Second Lieutenant
of Engineers in 1918 and advanced through the grades to Major General in 1945.
He then served as The Assistant
Chief of Staff as well as in the II Corps in the invasion of North Africa during 1942-1943. At this time he was under Mark
W. Clark's command in the 5th Army
He then went on to the G-4 (supply) with Eisenhower's HQ in North Africa and
He was G-4 with 6th Army Group in France and Germany in 1944-45 until he became Deputy to General
Clay in Berlin with the Military Government in 1946.
Finally after a long time of hard work and service
he retired in 1947 but was recalled to active duty in 1948.
He then served as Chairman of the Bipartite Control
Offic in Frankfurt Germany because he already served in the USFET. He eneded up supervising German Economic Government of
British and American Zones of Occupation during 1947-1949.
He retired again in 1949.
He was assistant
to the president of Continental Can Company in New York City.
His overall accompishments can be looked at by the
medals that he earned...
His medals included the Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Legion
of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Honorary Commander Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer of Legion of Honor,
and the Croix de Guerre with Palm.
He lived the rest of his life in his home at 450 East 62 Street, New York City.
was later published in the 1943 LIFE magazine with a picture and information about his services that he provided for his country
as a way to remember
General Adcock died on January 9, 1967. and was buried with full military honors in
Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.