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Paul William Baade
Paul William Baade.jpg
Born (1889-04-16)April 16, 1889
Died October 9, 1959(1959-10-09) (aged 70)
Place of birth Fort Wayne, Indiana
Place of death San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of service 1911 – 1946
Rank US-O8 insignia Major General
Commands held 35th Infantry Division SSI 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 yearsEdit

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.

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.


Here is Major general Baade´s ribbon bar:

Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Silver Star ribbon.svg
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Bronze Star ribbon.svg
Purple Heart BAR.svg
Bronze star
Bronze star
World War I Victory Medal ribbon.svg
Bronze star
American Defense Service ribbon.svg
American Campaign Medal ribbon.svg
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon.svg
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg
Army of Occupation ribbon.svg Legion Honneur Officier ribbon.svg Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with palm.jpg NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Grand Officer BAR.png
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


Military offices
Preceded by
Major General Maxwell Murray
Commanding General of the 35th Infantry Division
January 1943 – December 1945
Succeeded by

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