Kenneth Althaus

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Kenneth George Althaus, Sr.
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Born(1895-06-13)June 13, 1895
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedJune 9, 1987(1987-06-09) (aged 91)
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Army seal United States Army
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Commands held11th Armored Regiment
Combat Command A, 10th Armored Division
Battles/warsWorld War II

Kenneth George Althaus, Sr. (June 13, 1895 – June 9, 1987) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army during World War II. He served as commanding officer of the 11th Armored Regiment from 1943,[1] then as commander of Combat Command A, 10th Armored Division from September 22, 1944.[2]

Early life[edit]

Althaus was born on June 13, 1893 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to military service, he attended Queen City College.[3]


Upon graduating from Queen City College, Althaus was commissioned to the 1st Infantry of the Ohio National Guard and the U.S Army from August 1916 to July 1917. Althaus was professor of military science and tactics at Alabama Polytechnic Institute from 1923 to 1927. He was also a professor at North Carolina State College from 1935 to 1940.[3]

During the beginning of World War II, Althaus served as an Instructor of field artillery and assistant commander of Command "E". As Brigadier General, he commanded the 11th Armored Regiement and Combat Command A, 10th Division.[3]

Later life[edit]

He retired on May 31, 1946.[4]

Honors and Awards[edit]

Althaus was award the Bronze Star.[3]


  1. ^ "Biography of Brigadier-General Kenneth George Althaus". Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "10th ARMORED DIVISION". Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d Ancell, R. Manning; Miller, Christine M. (1996). The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers: The U.S Armed Forces. Westport, CT: GreenWood. p. 6. ISBN 0313295468.
  4. ^ "Officers of the US Army 1939–1945 -- A". Retrieved October 28, 2010.

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