Hill, Harry Wilbur, ADM

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Last Rank
Admiral
Primary Unit
1952-1954, Naval Asylum, Philadelphia
Service Years
1911 - 1954
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1890
 
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Last Address
Annapolis, MD

Date of Passing
Jul 19, 1971
 
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Need information on his awards. I cant believe that one of the most important amphibous commanders in the Pacific theater of operations was never awarded a NC or DSM or even an LOM for his actions.

   
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Independence Day dawned, foggy, windless and cold. The temperature was now three degrees below zero, and still the convoy had farther north to go. In the American merchant ships, the tattered Stars and Stripes were hauled down and clean new Ensigns were run up in their place. From the bridge of the British cruiser Norfolk, the daylight signaling lantern was flashing a Fourth of July greeting across the American cruiser Wichita:   “Many happy returns of the day. The United States is the only country with a known birthday.”
        
Captain H. W. Hill, USN, made the reply, “Thank you. I think England should celebrate Mother’s Day.”
   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS Texas (BB-35)USS Arkansas (BB-33)
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)USS Arizona (BB-39)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)CNO - OPNAV
Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PAUSS Maryland (BB-46)Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/SUPSHIP BathNaval War College (Faculty Staff)
COMPHIBGRU 2 (CPG 2)USS Cambria (APA-36)COMFIFTHFLTAmphibious Force Flagship (AGC)
USS Eldorado (AGC-11)COMTHIRDFLTJoint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)National War College
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1907-1911, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1911-1913, USS Maryland (ACR-8)
  1913-1914, USS Iris (1898)
  1914-1915, USS Perry (DD-11)
  1915-1917, USS Albany (CL-23)
  1917-1918, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1918-1918, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1918-1919, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1919-1919, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Division 7 (WW I)
  1919-1919, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1919-1919, Pacific Fleet, Division 6
  1919-1919, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1919-1919, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1919-1923, CNO - OPNAV
  1923-1923, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1923-1925, USS Concord (CL-10)
  1925-1925, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1925-1925, USS Seattle (CA-11)
  1925-1926, USS Memphis (CL-13)
  1926-1928, COMNAVBASE/Norfolk
  1928-1931, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1931-1933, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1933-1934, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1933-1934, USS California (BB-44)
  1934-1934, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/SUPSHIP Bath
  1934-1935, USS Dewey (DD-349)
  1935-1937, CNO - OPNAV
  1937-1938, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1938-1940, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1940-1942, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1942, USS Wichita (CA-45)
  1942-1943, Commander Battleship Division 4
  1942-1943, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1943-1943, CTF 53
  1943-1945, COMPHIBGRU 2 (CPG 2)
  1944-1944, USS Cambria (APA-36)
  1944-1944, Commander, Task Force 51/CTG 51.2
  1945-1945, CTF 53
  1945-1945, USS Auburn (AGC-10)
  1945-1945, COMFIFTHFLT/Fifth Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  1945-1945, USS Eldorado (AGC-11)
  1945-1945, COMFIFTHFLT/Commander, Task Force 51
  1945-1945, COMTHIRDFLT/Commander, Task Force 31
  1945-1946, Joint Forces Staff College/Armed Forces Staff College (Faculty Staff)
  1946-1949, National War College
  1949-1950, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1950-1952, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1950-1952, Severn River Naval Command
  1952-1954, Naval Asylum, Philadelphia
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Surrender of Germany
  1918-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty/ West Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)1
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1907-1911, United States Naval Academy
  1937-1938, Naval War College
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