- Maj. Gen. Claude V. Birkhead (1880-1950)
- November 1940 - September 1941. Gen. Birkhead left the division to command
III Corps area security force. He retired in 1948 and died in 1950.
- Maj. Gen. Fred L. Walker
- September 1941 - June 1944. Gen. Walker was formerly assistant
commander of the 2nd
Infantry Division. Gen. Walker left the division in 1944 to assume
command of the Infantry School at Fort Benning. He retired in 1946.
- Maj. Gen. John E. Dahlquist (1896-1975)
- July 1944 - November 1945. [See details under
70th Infantry Division.]
- Brig. Gen. Robert I. Stack
- November 1945 - Inactivation. Gen. Stack was
formerly assistant division commander. Gen. Stack is also remembered for accepting
Hermann Goering's surrender in May 1945.
1. The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the
, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.
2. Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European
Theater of Operations
, Office of the Theater Historian,
Paris, France, December 1945.
3. Texas State Historical Association.
4. The Story of the 36th Infantry Division
• 36th Infantry Division History
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• 36th Infantry Division Medal of Honor Recipients