Wallin, Homer Norman, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
510X-Civil Engineer Corps
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1953-1955, Puget Sound Navy Yard
Service Years
1917 - 1955
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washburn, ND
Last Address
Seattle, WA

Date of Passing
Mar 06, 1984
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Military Association Memberships
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
  0, American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
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Admiral Wallin was the Chief Salvage officer after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Early in 1942, he was placed in charge of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard's Salvage Division. Through most of 1942, he directed the Pearl Harbor ship salvage effort, a huge task that enabled the Navy to recover the use of three sunken battleships.

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Army National Guard (ARNG)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNROTC (Faculty Staff)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Pearl Harbor Naval Ship YardSupervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Seattle, WANaval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VACommander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Bureau of ShipsPuget Sound Navy Yard
  1912-1913, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1913-1917, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1917-1918, USS New Jersey (BB-16)
  1918-1920, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NROTC (Cadre)
  1920-1925, New York Navy Yard
  1925-1929, Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair
  1941-1942, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1942-1942, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1942-1943, COMSERVRONSOPAC, Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force (COMSOPAC)
  1943-1946, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Seattle, WA
  1946-1949, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1949-1951, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
  1950-1950, Commander, Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1951-1953, Bureau of Ships
  1953-1955, Puget Sound Navy Yard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Colleges Attended 
University of North DakotaUnited States Naval AcademyMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  1912-1913, University of North Dakota
  1913-1917, United States Naval Academy
  1918-1920, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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