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Brigadier General Kenneth N. Walker

Kenneth Newton Walker:  Strategic airpower pioneer and leader of men.  Medal of Honor winner and the highest ranking officer of the United States to go MIA (body still not returned) during World War II.  He was based in Hawaii between the World Wars, and again briefly during World War II.  He was the commander of the 18th Pursuit Group at Wheeler Field among other assignments here.

A short BIOGRAPHY of Kenneth N. Walker, by Douglas P. Walker

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The photos below were provided courtesy of D. P. Walker.

Ken (3rd from right & Pals)

Ken & his mother Emma Overturf Walker

Young Ken Walker as a junior executive

Cadet Walker & Mom 1917

Lt Walker now a Pilot, 1918

Lt Walker & Dog

Ft Sill Oklahoma 1920

Young wife-to-be Marguerite Potter

Wedding of Ken & Marguerite Potter, Ft. Sill

Lt Walker 3rd from left in the Phillipines

With Gen Billy Mitchell at Clark Field, Phillipines

With the 11th Bomb Sq, Langley Field

11th Bomb Sq.

Col. Tinker and Capt Walker at Hamilton Field, California

Maj Walker and oldest son in Hawaii

As CO with his staff of the 18th Pursuit Group at Wheeler in 1938

Maj Walker's Plane "Goldbug"

Official photo of Brigadier Gen Walker, 1942

With Navy Sec'y Edison on an inspection tour of Wheeler

Gen Walker and aides in Australia

Generals Kenney & Walker in Australia

At a RAAF reception Australia

Walker & Aussie Dignataries

Gen Walker in New Guinea

Generals McArthur, Kenney and Walker

5th Bomber Command, New Guinea

Aerial Photo of Rabaul, New Guinea

Walker in the chow line

General Arnold, Walker, et al

Last Known Photo of General Walker in New Guinea

Illustration of the "San Antonio Rose" by Mark Postlethwaite of the B-17F 41-2448 over Rabaul, which was the aircraft in which Walker was lost

Nine of the 28 medals awarded Kenneth Newton Walker