American General and Flag Officers killed in World War II.


 Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd (U.S Navy), Commander, Battleship Division One.  Killed, age 57, December 7, 1941 aboard USS ARIZONA (BB-39) Kidd was killed on the bridge during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

  Rear Admiral Daniel Judson Callaghan (U.S. Navy) Commander, Task Group 67.4. Killed, age 52, November 13, 1942 aboard USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38) at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Callaghan was killed by an enemy shell on the bridge of his flagship Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

  Rear Admiral Norman Scott (U.S. Navy) Commander Task Group 67.2.  Killed, age 53, November 13, 1942 aboard USS ATLANTA (CL-51) at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. His flagship, was fatally damaged by Japanese gunfire and torpedoes. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

 Brigadier General Guy Osborne Fort (U.S. Army) Commanding General,  81st Philippine Division.  Nothing more is known of Fort’s death, only that he was captured, tortured, and executed by the Japanese in 1942, age 63.

Lieutenant General Frank Maxwell. Andrews (U.S. Army) Supreme Commander of all U.S. Forces in the ETO.  Killed, age 59,  May 3, 1943 in a B-24 Liberator crash on Iceland.

   Brigadier General Charles Henry Barth, Jr. (U.S. Army) Chief of Staff U.S. Forces in the ETO.  Killed, age 39, May 3, 1943 in a B-24 Liberator crash on Iceland.

  Brigadier General Charles Leslie Keerans, Jr. (U.S. Army) Assistant Division Commander,  82nd Airborne Division. Age 44, MIA June 11, 1943, later declared dead, when his stick was shot down by friendly fire.

 Major General William Peterkin Upshur (U.S. Marine Corps) Commanding General, Department of the Pacific, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed, age 61, July 21, 1943 in an aircraft crash near Sitka, Alaska, while on an inspection tour of his command. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as a captain during the 1915 Haitian campaign.

 Major General Charles Dodson Barrett (U.S. Marine Corps) Commanding General, I Marine Amphibious Corps. Died, age 58, October 8, 1943, following a fall from the second-floor porch of his quarters at Noumea, New Caledonia.

  Brigadier General Don F. Pratt (U.S. Army) Assistant Division Commander, 101st Airborne Division.  Killed , age 51, June 6, 1944 when he was crushed by cargo that had broken its moorings when the glider landed.

 Major General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (U.S. Army) Commanding General,  90th Division.  Died, age 56, June 12, 1944 of a heart attack the day of his appointment as CG 90th.  As Deputy Commanding General, 4th Infantry, awarded the Medal of Honor for his leadership on Utah Beach.

Lieutenant General Leslie J. McNair (U.S. Army) Commanding General,  Army Ground Forces.  Killed, age 61, June 25, 1944 near St Lô, during a pre-attack bombardment by Eight Air Force strategic bombers.

Brigadier General James Edward Wharton (U.S. Army) Commanding General, 28th Infantry Division.  Killed, age 49, August 12, 1944 by German Sniper while at a regimental command post near Sourdeval, Normandy, France, after being in command of the division for less than 24 hours.

Brigadier General Vicente Lim (U.S. Army) Commanding General, 41st Philippine Division.  Native Filipino, survived the Death March, released by the Japanese, joined the resistance, captured, tortured and executed by the Japanese, age 56.

Brigadier General James R. Anderson (U.S. Army) Chief of Staff (Strategic Air Force, Pacific Ocean Area). MIA and presumed dead February 25, 1945 when his B-24 disappeared between Kwajalein Island and Hawaii.

 Lieutenant General Millard “Miff” Fillmore Harmon, Jr. (U.S. Army Air Force) Commanding General, Task Force 93 (Strategic Air Force, Pacific Ocean Area).  MIA and presumed dead, age 51, February 25, 1945 when his B-24 disappeared between Kwajalein Island and Hawaii.

 Major General Edwin Davies Patrick (U.S. Army) Commanding General, 6th Infantry Division. Mortally wounded, age 51, in action on March 14, 1945 by Japanese machine-gun fire while at a regimental forward command post on the island of Luzon, Philippine Islands.

 Brigadier General Gustav J. Braun, Jr. (U.S. Army) Assistant Division Commander, 34th Division. Killed, age 50, March 17, 1945, shot down by enemy gunfire while flying in a light aircraft on reconnaissance.

 Major General Maurice Rose (U.S. Army) Commanding General,  3d Armored Division.  Killed, age 45, March 30, 1945 near Paderborn by a German tank commander while his jeep was attempting to pass through a German tank column, a sniper hit his head..

  Colonel William “Bill” Orlando Darby (approved by Congress for promotion to Brigadier General before death) (U.S. Army) Assistant Division Commander, 10th Mountain Division.  Killed, age 54, by artillery fire on April 30, 1945. Earlier he had led U.S. Army Rangers during combat operations in Sicily and Italy.

  Brigadier General James Leo Dalton II (U.S. Army) Assistant Division Commander, 25th Infantry Division.  Killed, age 34, by a Japanese sniper during the Battle of Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippine Islands on May 16, 1945.

 Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. (U.S. Army) Commanding General,  Tenth Army.  Killed, age 58, June 18, 1945 by direct fire artillery while inspecting a forward observation post.

 Brigadier General Claudius Miller Easley (U.S. Army) Assistant Division Commander, 96th Infantry Division.  Killed, age 53, June 19, 1945 by a Japanese sniper on the Island of Leyte, Philippine Islands.





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