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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1933


(Born Neb.)

William Henry Baumer, Jr.

(Ap'd Neb.)


(Born Nov. 27, 1909, Omaha, NE.)​a1

Military History. — Cadet U. S. M. A., July 1, 1929 to June 13, 1933, appointed

(2d Lt., Inf.)

At Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., 18th Inf., Sept. 13, to Dec. 15, 1933; D. S. at Camp Dix, N. J. CCC to Feb. 1, 1935; at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Mar. 20, 1935, D. S. at Camp Dix, N. J., CCC to

(1st Lt. Inf., June 13, 1936)

Aug. 20, 1936; at Ft. Benning, Ga., student off., Inf. School, Sept. 5, 1936 to June 18, 1937; at Ft. Snelling, Minn., asgd. 3d Inf., detailed officer-in‑charge 7th C. A. West Point Prep. School, Sept. 20, 1937 to Feb. 15, 1938; comdg. Co., 3d Inf., to July 1, 1938; asgd. U. S. M. A., West Point, July 1, 1938 to ––––; student at Columbia U. Graduate School, July 5, 1938, to ––––

Author: Sports as taught and played at West Point, The Mil. Service Publishing Co., 1939, Harrisburg, Pa.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: — Columbia U, Stu, 5 Jul 38‑

(Capt AUS 9 Sep 40)


Jun 41; West Point NY, Instr Dept EG and H,

(Maj AUS 1 Feb 42)

-24 May 42; Washington DC, War Plans OPD WDGS, 26 May 42‑

(Lt Col AUS 12 Dec 42)

(Tdy ETO, JPS British War Cabinet
and USSR US Mil Msn, 7 Jan-14 Apr 44)

(Member JWPC JCS, Jul‑Sep 43 and Apr‑Sep 44)


31 Oct 44; ETO, G‑3 Div Opns "C" SHAEF, 11 Nov 44‑

(Col AUS 16 Feb 45)

(Tdy to Berlin, 24 Jun-3 Jul 45)


14 Jul 45; Washington DC, C Jt Plans G‑3 Div USFGT, -10 Jan 46; London England, Asst Mil Adviser US Delegation CFM, -25 Apr 46; Paris France, Asst Mil Adviser Paris Peace Conference, -15 Sep 46; Frankfurt Germany, C Plans G‑3 Div USFET, -10 Nov 46; Bamberg, DC/S US Constab, to Heidelberg as addtl dy Actg Dpty C/S Third Army, 11 Nov 46–24 May 47;

(Col AUS terminated 30 Jun 47)

Washington DC, C Tp Info I and E Div WD, 1 Jul 47‑

(Maj Inf 15 Jul 48)

31 Dec 48; Asst Exec OUnSA, 1 Jan-28 Feb 49; Exec OASA, 1 Mar-9 Jul 49; Plans Br P and O Div GS DA, -28 Feb 50;

Resd 28 Feb 50. Col ORC.

Civil History: — New Brunswick NJ, Spec Asst to Pres, Johnson and Johnson, 15 Mar 50 ––––

Author of "Sports as Taught and Played at West Point," 1939; "Not All Warriors," 1941; "West Point — Moulder of Men," 1942. Franklin Rd Colonial Gardens New Brunswick NJ.

Died, Feb. 13, 1989, at La Jolla, Cal.: Aged 79.​a2

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Maj.‑Gen. Baumer — for such was his last rank in the Army Reserves — died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. His birthplace, and the date and place of his death are from his obituary in Assembly (a publication of the Association of Graduates USMA), January 1991, pp147‑148.

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