The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General Robert Heber Van Volkenburgh

Van Volkenburgh, Robert Heber


* 5th of February 1890

† 6th of March 1972

(Regular Army)


1935-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1941-06-26 Colonel (Army of the United States)
1941-09-30 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-07-01 Colonel
1946-03-05 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1950-02-28 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1933-07-01 1937-06-30 Attached to G-1 Division, War DEpartment General Staff
1937-07-01 1938-05-XX Attending the Naval War College
1938-05-XX 1938-12-01 Commanding Officer 1st Battalion, 15th Coast Artillery Regiment [Hawaii]
1938-12-01 1940-06-22 Executive Officer, Harbor Defenses of Pearl Harbor [Hawaii]
1940-08-01 1940-11-15 Commanding Officer 78th Coast Artillery Regiment
1940-11-17 1941-11-13 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Officer, 4th Army
1941-11-14 1944-08-28 Commanding Officer 40th Coast Artilery Brigade
1941-11-14 1944-08-28 Commandant of Joint Overseas Operations Training School
1944-08-29 1944-10-02 Commanding Officer 62nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade
1944-10-28 1945-02-10 Commanding General Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center
1944-10-XX 1945-08-XX Commanding Officer Camp Stewart, Georgia
1945-02-11 1946-09-04 Commandant of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery School, Fort Bliss, Texas
1945-02-11 1946-10-09 Commanding Officer Fort Bliss, Texas
1946-10-10 1949-01-01 Instructor to Ohio National Guard
1949-01-02 1950-02-28 Inspector, 6th Army
1950-02-28 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, December 1972" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.