Hadley, Hugh William, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, USS Little (APD-4)
Service Years
1922 - 1942

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Coronado, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 05, 1942
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Solomon Islands
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  1942, World War II Fallen
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Submarine Officer Badge

 Duty Stations
US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicNSY Puget SoundUSS Maryland (BB-46)
  1923-1925, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1925-1926, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1927-1927, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1927-1929, USS V-3 (SS-165)
  1930-1931, NSY Puget Sound
  1932-1932, USS S-47 (SS-158)
  1933-1934, USS S-17 (SS-122)
  1934-1935, Puget Sound
  1936-1939, 111X, USS Roper (APD-20)
  1939-1940, SUBBASE Coco Solo, Panama
  1940-1941, SUBBASE Coco Solo, Panama
  1941-1942, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1942-1942, USS Little (APD-4)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1918-1922, United States Naval Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
At about 0100 on 5 September, Little observed gun flashes to the east, which she believed to be from an enemy submarine. Moments later, a Navy Catalina flying boat released a string of fire flares to illuminate the source of the flashes, which it also thought was a submarine. Instead, the flares illuminated the two APDs for Japanese destroyers Yudachi, Hatsuyuki, and Murakumo, which had not previously detected them. In the ensuing one-sided battle, Little and Gregory opened fire, but were quicky overwhelmed. The Japanese closed the battle by steaming between the two sinking ships, strafing survivors.

Comdr. Hadley was among those lost. He was posthumously awarded a Silver Star for his outstanding performance in the Solomons Campaign.

Died while onboard USS Little (APD-4) as Commander, Transport Division 12 off of Guadalcanal September 5, 1942
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