Born: March 30,
1880, Fillmore, Illinois
9, 1949 (age 68), Dallas, Texas
Campbell Short was a Lieutenant General in
the United States Army and the U.S. military Commander responsible for
the defense of U.S. military installations in Hawaii at the time of the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
What do you know about Walter Short? Take this
World War II Quick Quiz.
1. Where did he graduate from college in 1901?
- West Point Military Academy
- University of Illinois
- Penn State University
2. Short took part in the expedition into Mexico
with the Sixteenth Infantry Division in 1916.
3. During World War I he served on the General
Staff of the 1st Division. Short was an assistant chief of staff for
what US Army?
- 3rd Army
- 2nd Army
- 1st Army
4. What division did Short commanded at Fort
Hamilton, New York, from 1938-1940
- 1st Division
- 13th Division
- 101st Airborne Division
5. When did General George Marshall appointed
Short to the Hawaiian command?
- February 8, 1941
- March 8, 1941
- July 4, 1941
6. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, when was
Short relieved of command?
- December 8, 1941
- December 17, 1941
- January 1, 1941
7. General Short retired from active duty on
February 28, 1942. What was his permanent rank?
- Major General
- Lt. Colonel
8. Short testified on his own behalf before
Congress about the 1941 attack in 1946. Unlike some of his predecessors
in Hawaii, Short was more concerned with sabotage from
Japanese-Americans on Oahu, and this led to Army planes parked in such a
way as to make them more vulnerable to aerial attack.
9. After he retired from the Army, he headed the
traffic department at a Ford Motor Company plant in Dallas. He retired
in 1946 and died in Dallas, Texas. What was the cause of death?
- Chronic heart ailment
- Auto accident
10. Where is Walter Short buried?
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington,
- Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Illinois
- Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, Texas