Walker, Kenneth N.

1898 - 1943

December 2012

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Arlington National Cemetery.  Kenneth Newton Walker, Brigadier General, United States Army Air Force. 
Available online at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/knwalker.htm
Arlington National Cemetery site contains color photo and biographical information.

Army Air Corps Library & Museum.  Brigadier General Kenneth Walker. 
Available online at: http://armyaircorpsmuseum.org/Kenneth_Walker.cfm
Short biography and timeline from Army Air Corps Library & Museum.

Brigadier General Kenneth N. Walker. 
Available online at: http://hiavps.com/Walker.htm
Short biography provided by Douglas P. Walker.

Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker, USAAC. 
Available online at: http://www.ozatwar.com/genwalker.htm
Site contains black and white photo and biographical information.

Military Bios.  Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker. 
Available online at: http://www.militarybios.com/biography/BrigadierGeneralKennethNewtonWalker.html
"Walker is credited with being one of the men who built an organization that became the U.S. Air Force." -- Website.

Military Times.  Hall of Valor.  Kenneth Newton Walker. 
Available online at: http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=2170
Information about Walker's Medal of Honor from Military Times Hall of Valor.

Spokeo.  Kenneth Walker: United States Medal of Honor Recipient. 
Available online at: http://www.spokeo.com/Kenneth+Walker+1
Interesting timeline from birth to death.

U.S. Air Force biography.  Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker. 
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7499
Official Air Force biography.

Walker Aviation Museum.  Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker. 
Available online at: http://wafbmuseum.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=75
From Walker Aviation Museum in Roswell, New Mexico.

Walker, Kenneth Newton. 
Available online at: http://ww2gravestone.com/general/walker-kenneth-newton
Includes color pictures of medals, group photograph and gravesite.


The Air University Pantheon of Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power Thinkers, compiled by Vicki J. Rast.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2009.  110 p.
Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker (1898-1943), pp 64-69.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA510394
Book call no.: 358.400973 R229a

Benton, Jeffrey C.  They Served Here: Thirty-Three Maxwell Men.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1999.  78 p.
Kenneth N. Walker, pp 29-30.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA421981
Book call no.: 358.41709761 B478t

Byrd, Martha.  Kenneth N. Walker: Airpower's Untempered Crusader.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1997.  213 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA324090
Book call no.: 92 W1815b

Gamble, Bruce.  Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943.  Minneapolis, MN, Zenith Press, 2010.  398 p.
Military career information about Walker: pp 234-250, 269, 271-288, 291-292, 349.  Includes 16 pages of color photographs.
Book call no.: 940.5426585 G191f

Gaston, James C.  Planning the American Air War - Four Men and Nine Days in 1941, an Inside Narrative.  Washington, National Defense University Press, 1982.  121 p.
Narrative about Ken Walker's final 6 months, pp 71-84.
Book call no.: 940.544973 G256p

Hansell, Haywood S.  The Air Plan That Defeated Hitler.  Atlanta, GA, Higgins-McArthur/Longino & Porter, 1972.  311 p.
Information about Walker can be found on pages: 4, 13-14, 26, 70, 90, 100, 185.
Book call no.: 940.5442 H249a

Meilinger, Phillip S.  Airmen and Air Theory: A Review of the Sources.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2001.  164 p.
Revised edition of American Airpower Biography.  Includes portraits.  Kenneth N. Walker, pp 40-41.
Also available online at: http://aupress.au.af.mil/digital/pdf/book/Meilinger_Airmen_Air_Theory.pdf
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513ab

Meilinger, Phillip S.  American Airpower Biography: A Survey of the Field.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1995.  65 p.
Biographical information about Walker's short military career as a bomber pilot.  See pp 29-30.
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513a


Hunsaker, Kirk W.  The Invincible Bomber: Perspectives on the Recognition and Prevention of Airpower Crisis.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, June 2005.  82 p. (Thesis, M.S. School of Advanced Air and Space Studies)
Biographical information covering Walker's brief career as a bomber pilot.  See pages xvii, xliii, lvi, lvii, lxii.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA477072
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1 H938i

Mathewson, Eric S.  The Impact of the Air Corps Tactical School on the Development of Strategic Doctrine.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, March 1998.  41 p.
Kenneth N. Walker, pp 26-28.
Also available online at: http://dtlweb.au.af.mil/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=31407
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 M4291i

Tonnell, Brian W.  Will the Bomber Always Get Through? : The Air Force and it’s Reliance on Technology.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, June 2002.  129 p. (Thesis, School of Advanced Airpower Studies)
Kenneth N. Walker is mentioned on pp 19 and 30.
Also available online at: http://dtlweb.au.af.mil/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=37024
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1 T666w

West, Scott D.  Warden and the Air Corps Tactical School: Deja Vu?  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, October 1999.  36 p. (Thesis, School of Advanced Airpower Studies)
Different phases of Kenneth N. Walker's military career are addressed on pp 5, 7-8, 20-21.
Also available online at: http://dtlweb.au.af.mil/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=34615
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1a W521w


Claringbould, Michael John.  Rabaul's Ultimate Mystery: The Loss of Brigadier General Kenneth N. Walker.  Daedalus Flyer  XLII:19-24  Fall 2002.
Documents events throughout Kenneth N. Walker's military career with focus on his final mission, where his bomber was presumably shot down by Japanese fighters over Rabaul Harbor.

Frisbee, John L.  Valor: Courage and Conviction.  Air Force Magazine  73, no. 10:93  October 1990.
Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker in WWII.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1990/October%201990/1090valor.aspx

Perry, James D.  Air Corps Experimentation in the InterWar Years: A Case Study.  JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly  22:42-51  Summer 1999.
Kenneth N. Walker's theory regarding low-altitude bombing vs. high-altitude bombing is discussed under the subtitle: Precision Bombing.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=6572525&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

A Pioneer Air Warrior.  U.S. News & World Report  109, no. 19:58  November 12, 1990.
Includes color and black and white photographs.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9011121335&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Wolk, Herman S.  The First Air Staff.  Air Force Magazine  84, no. 6:66-70  June 2001.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2001/June%202001/0601airstaff.aspx

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