- 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
, 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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