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James M. Gavin (1907–1990)

James M. Gavin, grew up in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and ran away from home in his early teen years, never to return. He was commissioned into the Infantry after graduating from the US Military Academy in 1929. Promoted Brigadier General in 1943, he was one of the youngest generals in US Army history since George Armstrong Custer during the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Longest Day Miscellaneous Crew
(1962)
A Bridge Too Far Miscellaneous Crew
(1977)
Men in Battle Himself
(1957)
Panorama Himself
(1960)

Filmography

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 1977 Grand Theft Auto (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far (military consultant - as General James M. Gavin U.S.A.)
 1962 The Longest Day (military consultant - as Lieutenant General James Gavin)
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 1960 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode dated 22 February 1960 (1960) ... Himself (as Lieutenant General James Gavin)
 1957 Men in Battle (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Arnhem (1957) ... Himself
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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lieutenant General James Gavin | General James M. Gavin U.S.A.
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Trivia:

During the war, he was often referred to as "The Jumping General" because of his practice of taking part in combat jumps with the paratroopers under his command; he was the only American general officer to make four combat jumps in the war. See more »

Trademark:

Known for carrying an M1 Garand Rifle into battle rather than a traditional sidearm

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