Vintage Medals And Their Owners


Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker (1898-1943) was a United States Army aviator and a United States Army Air Forces general who exerted a significant influence on the development of airpower doctrine. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor in World War II. Citation: For conspicuous leadership above and beyond the call of duty involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. As commander of the V Bomber Command during the period from 5 September 1942 to 5 January 1943 Brigadier General Walker repeatedly accompanied his units on bombing missions deep into enemy-held territory. From the lessons personally gained under combat conditions he developed a highly efficient technique for bombing when opposed by enemy fighter airplanes and by antiaircraft fire.