Allied Gens KIA?

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Allied Gens KIA?

Post by Stefan » Thu Nov 07, 2002 4:39 am

Does someone have a list of the american / british generals and admirals killed in WW2?

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Post by adrian » Thu Nov 07, 2002 5:44 pm

G'day,
Try http://www.generals.dk, its a got a rather long list of generals of all nations but it may help you in your quest.

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USN ADMIRALS KILLED IN ACTION

Post by Jack Nisley » Fri Jan 17, 2003 7:54 am

STEFAN

RADM KIDD, 7.12.41, PEARL HARBOR ABOARD USS ARIZONA
RADM SCOTT, 13.11.42, GUADACANAL ABOARD USS ATLANTA
RADM CALLAGHAN, 13.11.42, GUADACANAL ABOARD USS SAN FRANCISCO
RADM MULLINNIX, 24.11.43, MAKIN ABOARD USS LISCOME BAY
RADM CHANDLER, 7.1.45, LINGAYEN GULF DIED OF WOUNDS ABOARD USS LOUISVILLE

ALSO
VADM BRISTOL, HEART ATTCK 20.4.42
RADM ROYAL, HEART ATTACK, 18.6.45
VADM LEE, HEART ATTACK, 8.45
RADM ENGLISH, TRANSPORT PLANE CRASH, 19.1.43
RADM CECIL, TRANSPORT PLANE CRASH, ?
RADM MOON, SUICIDE, 5.8.44
RADM WILCOX, LOST OVERBOARD, 27.3.42

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Post by Juha Hujanen » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:06 am

American Brig. Frederick Castle of 8th Air Force was KIA 24th December 44 when German fighter shot his B-17 down.
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Post by Pat D » Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:46 pm

I think it was Gen Rose that was killed, possibly by accident by a German, after being captured I believe during the battle of the bulge. He was standing with his hands up after surrendering to a panzer crew. The germand had their guns trained on them and suddenly one of them shot and the general fell dead.

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Post by Juha Hujanen » Thu Jan 30, 2003 8:50 am

Brig. Castle was KIA when B-17 in which he was co-pilot,was attacked by Me 109 during sortie to Bulge.He gave order to crew to bail out.When other than he and pilot did bail out,the plane fuel tank exploted killing Castle and pilot.
It was believed that Castle and pilot stayed in controlls to give other a chance to bail out.

Source:Gerald Astor:The Mighty Eighth.Page 431-432.

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Post by WT » Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:12 pm

Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner was killed on Okinawa. His father was a Confederate general during the American Civil War.

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Post by Rommel8 » Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:45 pm

pat yes it was general rose, but they were trying to escape is what i heard

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Allied generals KIA

Post by Patrick » Sun Feb 16, 2003 7:51 am

I'm away from my books so I can't verify just now, but there was an American general killed in 1944 (Leslie McNair?) when an American carpet bombing run (part of Operation Cobra?) dropped their bombs on their own lines.

I guess this problem the Americans have of dropping bombs on the wrong side goes way back...
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Post by Craig » Tue Feb 18, 2003 5:24 am

Yes, there was a particularly nasty outbreak of American on American fire back in the 1860's.
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Post by Steen Ammentorp » Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:00 am

Hi Stefan,

Here’s a list of American KIAs during WWII. I’m sorry – but I don’t have a list of British KIAs. But take a look at my site, many of the KIAs is listed there.

US Army:

BG Gustav J. Brann Jr. KIA in the Mediterranean, March 17, 1945
LG Simon B. Buckner Jr. KIA on Okinawa, June 18, 1945
BG James L. Dalton II* KIA on Luzon, May 16, 1945
BG William O. Darby KIA in Italy, April 30, 1945
BG Claudius M. Easley KIA on Okinawa, June 19, 1945
MG Maurice Rose KIA in Germany, March 30, 1945
BG Edmund W. Searby KIA in France, September 14, 1944

* Promoted BG posthumously

USAAF:

BG Frederick W. Castle KIA on December 24, 1944
BG William H. Eaton KIA in France, February 6, 1945
BG Nathan B. Forrest KIA over Kiel, Germany, June 14, 1943
BG Russell A. Wilson KIA over Berlin, Germany, March 6, 1944

Jack’s list for the US Navy seems complete to me.

I’ve omitted MIAs and accidental deaths i.e. plane crashes.


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Allied Generals KIA

Post by Jack Nisley » Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:01 am

MG Edwin Patrick, CG 6 ID, KIA 14 March 1945 on Luzon
BG Donald Pratt, ADC 101 ABN, KIA glider crash during D-Day assault, 6 Jun 1944
The ADC of 82 ABN went MIA when his glider was lost during the invasion of Sicily but I can't remember his name.
Lesson learned: If you're an ABN Div ADC, don't ride in a glider!
I believe one other BG was killed in Normandy or right after the Breakout. I think his name was Wharton, but I'll have to find a reference.

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Post by Jack Nisley » Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:30 am

The ADC of 82nd ABN Div was BG Charles Keerans, MIA 11 July 1943.
BG James E. Wharton, CG 28th ID, KIA 12 Aug 1944, the day he took command of 28th Div.

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Post by Stefan » Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:50 pm

Thanks to all of you for your answers. I would greatly appreciate if someone could add any generals possible still missing to the KIA list, and also those MIA, killed in accidents or taken PoW, as I'm interested in all kinds of attrition.

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Post by ericv » Tue Mar 04, 2003 2:35 pm

The citation for the award of the medal of honor to general Castle, that Juha mentioned.

*CASTLE, FREDERICK W. (Air Mission)

Rank and organization: Brigadier General. Assistant Commander, 4th Bomber Wing, U.S. Army Air Corps. Place and date: Germany, 24 December 1944. Entered service at: Mountain Lake, N.J. Born: 14 October 1908, Manila P.I. G.O. No. 22, 28 February 1947. Citation: He was air commander and leader of more than 2,000 heavy bombers in a strike against German airfields on 24 December 1944. En route to the target, the failure of 1 engine forced him to relinquish his place at the head of the formation. In order not to endanger friendly troops on the ground below, he refused to jettison his bombs to gain speed maneuverability. His lagging, unescorted aircraft became the target of numerous enemy fighters which ripped the left wing with cannon shells. set the oxygen system afire, and wounded 2 members of the crew. Repeated attacks started fires in 2 engines, leaving the Flying Fortress in imminent danger of exploding. Realizing the hopelessness of the situation, the bail-out order was given. Without regard for his personal safety he gallantly remained alone at the controls to afford all other crewmembers an opportunity to escape. Still another attack exploded gasoline tanks in the right wing, and the bomber plunged earthward. carrying Gen. Castle to his death. His intrepidity and willing sacrifice of his life to save members of the crew were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

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