Paul W. Baade

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Paul William Baade
Paul William Baade.jpg
Born (1889-04-16)April 16, 1889
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died October 9, 1959(1959-10-09) (aged 70)
San Francisco, California
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1911–46
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Service number 0-3099
Commands held 35th Infantry Division (United States) 35th Infantry Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (3)

Paul William Baade (April 16, 1889 – October 9, 1959) was a highly decorated United States Army officer, with the rank of Major General. He is most noted as a Commander of 35th Infantry Division during World War II.[1]

Early years[edit]

Paul William Baade was born on April 16, 1889 in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a son of Fred C. Baade and his wife Anna Paul. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated on June 13, 1911. He was commissioned a Second lieutenant on the same date. Many of his classmates became a general officer during World War II. For example: Charles P. Hall, William H. H. Morris, Jr., Raymond A. Wheeler, John P. Lucas, Herbert Dargue, Ira T. Wyche, Frederick Gilbreath, Gustav H. Franke, Philip B. Fleming, Thompson Lawrence, Joseph C. Mehaffey, Harold F. Nichols and James R. Weaver.

His war record before World War I include military service with 7th Infantry Regiment at Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming, with 8th Infantry Regiment at Philippines or with 54th Infantry Regiment at Chickamaugua Park in Georgia.

During the World War I, Baade sailed to the France and fought with 81st Infantry Division.

Post World War II[edit]

On December 7, 1946 Baade and his wife survived the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georgia by crawling across a plank to a neighboring building.[2]


Here is Major general Baade´s ribbon bar:

Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
1st Row Army Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
2nd Row Legion of Merit Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters Purple Heart World War I Victory Medal with two Battle Clasps
3rd Row American Defense Service Medal with Foreign Service Clasp American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four service stars World War II Victory Medal
4th Row Army of Occupation Medal Officier of the Legion of Honor (France) French Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with Palm Grand Officer of the Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau


  1. ^ "Biography of Major-General Paul William Baade (1889 - 1959), USA". 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ Darkest Hours, Jay Robert Nash, New York: Pocket Books, 1977, p. 618
Military offices
Preceded by
Major General Maxwell Murray
Commanding General of the 35th Infantry Division
January 1943 – December 1945
Succeeded by