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Maj. Gen. Walter E. Prosser
June - October 1940. Gen. Prosser was the first commander of 4th Infantry Division when the division was reactivated at Fort Benning in 1940. He later commanded the Panama Mobile Force. Gen. Prosser died in 1981.
Maj. Gen. Lloyd R. Fredendall
October 1940 - July 1941. Gen. Fredenhall had formerly commanded the 57th Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts). Gen. Fredenhall later commanded II Corps at Kasserine Pass. Blamed for the setbacks at Kasserine, Gen. Fredenhall was relieved from command of the II Corps and returned to the U.S.
Maj. Gen. Oscar W. Griswold
August - September 1941. During WWII, Gen. Griswold served in the Pacific Theater as Commanding General of the XIV Corps.
Maj. Gen. Harold R. Bull
October - November 1941. Gen. Bull later commanded III Corps and served as Eisenhower's G-3 at SHAEF. Gen. Bull was also present at the German surrender at Reims in May 1945.
Maj. Gen. Terry Allen
December 1941. [See details under 1st Infantry Division.]
Maj. Gen. Fred C. Wallace
January - June 1942.
Maj. Gen. Raymond O. Barton
July 1942 - December 1944. In December 1944, Gen. Barton left the division and returned to the U.S. for medical reasons.
Maj. Gen. Harold W. Blakeley
December 1944 - October 1945. Gen. Blakeley had formerly served as artillery commander for the 4th Infantry Division. Gen. Blakeley died in 1966.

1. The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States, 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. Famous Fourth: The Story of the 4th Infantry Division.

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