Ives, Norman Seaton, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, COMSUBRON 5, COMSUBPAC
Service Years
1919 - 1944
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1897
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Galesburg
Last Address
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Casualty Date
Aug 02, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2018, World War II Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
FIREFIGHT

I was one of approximately 60 U.S. Navy men in a reconnaissance party under the command of Capt. Norman S. Ives. We left Cherbourg, France, on Aug. 1, 1944, and spent the night in Granville. We were en route to St. Malo, a port reportedly captured from the Germans by U.S. armed forces.

Leaving Granville on the morning of Aug. 2, we were soon passing elements of Gen. Patton’s armored units. Later in the morning we encountered German units near the small town of Dol-en-Bretagne. In the course of a two-hour firefight, before the army came to rescue us, we lost about 20 killed and wounded, including Capt. Ives. Among the army rescuers was a Sherman tank named “Dingbat II.” Never were we so happy to see the army!

All our dozen or so vehicles were lost to the Germans for several days before the army recaptured them and returned them to us in Cherbourg. We then learned we had been 17 miles in front of the army!

I would be interested in hearing from any members of this navy group. My address is 1508 Hinman Ave, #6D, Evanston, IL 60201, and my e-mail is Walcat@core.com.

Evanston, Ill.
Walter N. Dreyfus

   
Comments/Citation

Navy CrossLegion of MeritPurple Heart

Circumstances Killed when the car in which he was traveling was ambushed by Germans.
Remarks Norman was born in Galesburg, Illinois.  He was formerly the Commander of Submarine Squadron Fifty in Scotland.
   
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge
Command at Sea

 
 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC) Norfolk, Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC)School Assignments - Staff
COMNAVSUBFORUSCINCLANTCOMSUBRON 5, COMSUBPAC
  1915-1919, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1919-1921, Naval Sea Units
  1921-1921, Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC) Norfolk, Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC)
  1921-1932, Submarines
  1932-1932, Submarine Command Course
  1932-1941, Submarines
  1941-1944, COMNAVSUBFOR
  1941-1944, USCINCLANT
  1942-1943, COMSUBRON 5, COMSUBPAC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1915-1919, United States Naval Academy
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