William H. Simpson Edit Profile
Student Hughey and Turner Training School, Weatherford, Texas, 1903-1905. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1909. Graduate Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1924, Command and General staff schedul, 1925, Army War College, 1928.
Step-children—Syble Kight (Mistress Robert H. Stevenson), Ralph Krakauer. Commissioned Second lieutenant, Infantry, United States Army, 1909. Advanced through the grades to Lieutenant general, September 1943.
Served in Philippines, 1910-1912, in Mexico, 1916. Aide to Major General Bell, Junior, 1917. Assistant chief of staff for operations, and chief of staff, 33d Division, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918-1919.
Chief of staff, 6th Division, Camp Grant, Illinois, 1919-1921. Office, Chief of Infantry, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1923. In command of Fort Washington, Maryland., 1925-1927.
Duty in War Department General Staff, Washington, District of Columbia, 1928-1932. Professor military science and tactics, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1932-1936. Instructor Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1936-1940.
Commanded 9th Infantry regiment, 2d Division, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, August-September 1940. Assistant to div. commander, 2d Division, October 1940-April 1941. Commanded Camp Wolters, Texas, April-October 1941.
Commanding 35th Infantry Division, October 1941-April 1942. Commanding 30th Infantry Division, May-September 1942. Commanding XII Army Corps, September 1, 1942-September 28, 1943.
Commanding Fourth Army, September 28, 1943-May 4, 1944. Commanding Eighth Army, May 5, 1944-May 21, 1944. Commanding 9th Army, European Theatre, May 22, 1944-June 23, 1945, 2d Army, September 27, 1945-November 30, 1946.
For physical disability, November 30, 1946.
Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).
Constantly even keel, very considerate of others, loyal to both subordinates and superiors.
Physical Characteristics: Tall, slender, bald
Married Ruth Webber Krakauer, December 24, 1921.