Abercrombie, Laurence, RADM

Deceased
 
 TWS Ribbon Bar
 
 Service Photo   Service Details
167 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1947-1948, Major Commands
Service Years
1920 - 1948
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

73 kb

Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1897
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Steven Loomis (SaigonShipyard), IC3 to remember Abercrombie, Laurence (Navy Cross 3X), RADM.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Lawrence, MA
Last Address
RADM Abercrombie is buried at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Barnesville. Maryland.

Date of Passing
May 05, 1973
 
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Barnesvile, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Laurence Allen Abercrombie
Author of "My Life to the Destroyers"

 
Awards and Citations
Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Navy Cross to Commander Laurence Allen Abercrombie (NSN: 0-56922), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. DRAYTON (DD-366), as Screen Commander of a Task Force unit during action against Japanese aerial forces in the Solomon Islands area on 17 February 1943. By the accurate and timely warning given by the ships under his command, Commander Abercrombie enabled the task unit commander to dispose his transports and destroyers for the most effective action against hostile Torpedo Planes. Despite the difficulties and hazards of a night engagement during which five Japanese planes were destroyed, Commander Abercrombie brought his forces through without casualty or damage. Commander Abercrombie's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 316 (July 1943)
Action Date: 17-Feb-43
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Drayton (DD-366)

 

Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Commander Laurence Allen Abercrombie (NSN: 0-56922), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as the Commanding Officer of Destroyer Division NINE, which engaged Japanese naval forces in a daring daylight raid on the enemy patrol line south of the Gilbert Islands on 22 October 1942. Commander Abercrombie skillfully maneuvered his division, exercising such brilliant tactical judgment that heavy damage was inflicted upon the enemy. Two enemy vessels were sunk by the gunfire of his force, and repeated air attacks were repelled without damage to the ships or crews under his command. Through his leadership this bold mission was brought to a highly successful conclusion. His courageous conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.
General Orders: Commander Southern Pacific Forces: Serial 909 (March 20, 1943
Action Date: 22-Oct-42

Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: Destroyer Division 9

 
Navy Cross
Awarded for actions during World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Laurence Allen Abercrombie (NSN: 0-56922), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. DRAYTON (DD-366), during operations in the Far East on 24 December 1941 Commander Abercrombie skillfully directed his vessel in an engagement which resulted in the destruction of an enemy vessel. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy of the United States.

Action Date: 24-Dec-41
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Drayton (DD-366)
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Command at Sea

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Mississippi (BB-41)Defense Attache Office (DAO)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)CNO - OPNAVOffice of Naval Intelligence (ONI)Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1917-1917, USS Delaware (BB-28)
  1917-1917, USS Georgia (BB-15)
  1917-1921, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1918-1918, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1918-1918, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1919-1919, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1934-1938, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1938-1938, United States Embassy Paris France
  1940-1943, USS Drayton (DD-366)
  1942-1943, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force/Commander, Destroyer Division 10 (COMDESDIV 10)
  1943-1944, CNO - OPNAV/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
  1944-1944, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1944-1945, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1945-1946, USS Chester (CL-27)
  1946-1947, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1947-1948, Major Commands
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Tassafaronga (Fourth Savo)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1917-1920, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  William Edwin Abbott
  LAURENCE ALLEN ABERCROMBIE1
  May 03, 1973, RAdm Laurence Allen Abercrombie3
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011