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  1. James Maurice Gavin (March 22, 1907 – February 23, 1990), sometimes called "Jumpin' Jim" and "the jumping general", was a senior United States Army officer, with the rank of lieutenant general, who was the third Commanding General (CG) of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.

  2. James Maurice Jumpin' Jim Gavin (nacido James Nally Ryan; Nueva York, 22 de marzo de 1907 - Baltimore, 23 de febrero de 1990) fue un Teniente General del Ejército de los Estados Unidos, llamado «el General saltador». Gavin se graduó en la West Point en 1929. Fue el Primer Comandante del 505.º Regimiento de Paracaidistas.

    • Jumpin' Jim
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  3. 18 de mar. de 2024 · James Maurice Gavin (born March 22, 1907, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Feb. 23, 1990, Baltimore, Md.) was a U.S. Army commander known as “the jumping general” because he parachuted with combat troops during World War II.

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  4. James M. Gavin. Fue un Teniente General del Ejército de los Estados Unidos, llamado «el General saltador». Sumario. 1 Síntesis biográfica. 2 Carrera militar. 3 Segunda Guerra Mundial. 4 Después de la Guerra. 5 Retiro. 6 Muerte. 7 Fuentes. Síntesis biográfica.

  5. 3 de jul. de 2019 · By. Kennedy Hickman. Updated on July 03, 2019. James Maurice Gavin was born March 22, 1907, in Brooklyn, NY as James Nally Ryan. The son of Katherine and Thomas Ryan, he was placed in the Convent of Mercy orphanage at age two. After a brief stay, he was adopted by Martin and Mary Gavin from Mount Carmel, PA. A coal miner, Martin barely earned ...

  6. 2 de jun. de 2011 · Colonel James M. Gavin talking with Mr. Jack Thompson, correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, on 11 July 1943. (National Archives) Gavin carried an M1 Garand rifle and, except for his colonel’s eagle and, later, the silver stars on his collar and helmet, could have—and often did—pass for an ordinary soldier.

  7. 20 de sept. de 2015 · For those born too late to remember World War II newsreels, James Maurice Gavin’s name might not leap off the page. But “The Jumping General,” known for leading his men into combat via parachute, had no problem leaping from planes. Read on to learn more about this legendary leader.