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Paul William Baade
Major General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007

Paul William Baade (1889-1959).  Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 16, 1889.

Commissioned in the Infantry from West point in 1911. Served with the 322nd Infantry in France during World War I.

Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1924 and the Army War College in 1929. Staff officer, then Commanding Officer of 16th Infantry 1939-1941. Brigadier General in July 1941.

Assistant division Commander, then Commanding General of 35th Infantry Division July 1942-December 1945. Major General in February 1943. Retired in September 1946.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Died on October 9, 1959.

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PW Baade Gravesite PHOTO

MAJOR GENERAL PAUL W. BAADE

SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 11, 1959 – Major General Paul W. Baade, who retired in 1946, died at Letterman General Hospital here Friday at the age of 70.

General Baade, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a graduate of West Point in 1911, served two terms on the Army’s General Staff.  Since his retirement he had been living in Santa Barbara with his wife, Mrs. Margaret Craig Baade.

During World War II he served as Commanding General of the Thirty-Fifth Division.  He held the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.



BAADE, PAUL WILLIAM
MG United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/16/1889
DATE OF DEATH: 10/09/1959
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8164
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BAADE, MARGARET C
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/03/1891
DATE OF DEATH: 07/17/1977
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8164
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF PW BAADE, MG USA

BAADE, MARGARET ANNE
DATE OF DEATH: 05/08/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8164CL
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   DAUGHTER (MINOR CHILD) OF VETERAN


Posted: 6 May 2007 Updated: 18 October 2007 Updated: 7 January 2008
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 

Distinguished Service Medal
 

     Silver Star Medal 2 awards
 

     Bronze Star Medal 3 awards
 
 

Purple Heart Medal

    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PW Baade Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007