Hanson, Edward William, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1948-1951, 15th Naval District
Service Years
1911 - 1951
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Alexandria, MN
Last Address
La Jolla, CA

Date of Passing
Oct 18, 1959
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
T 194

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Last Known Activity

RADM Hanson had a long and distinguished career in the US Navy. During that service, he also served as the Governor of America Somoa from 6/26/1938 until 7/30/1940.
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War I
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Dale
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Edward William Hanson, United States Navy, for exceptionally distinguished service in the line of his profession in Command of the U.S.S. DALE in making the trip of 11,000 miles from Manila, Philippine Islands, to Gibraltar, under very unfavorable weather conditions, during the Summer of 1917, the southwest monsoon being then at its height, and arriving in the Mediterranean with his vessel in readiness for immediate participation in the operations against enemy submarines in the Mediterranean and later in the Atlantic.

Bronze Star

Although not awarded until 1946, RADM Hanson received the Bronze Star for actions as the commanding officer of the USS Indianapolis from 12/7/1941 until 7/11/1942.
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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS West Virginia (BB-48)Naval War College (Staff)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1911-1915, USS South Carolina (BB-26)
  1915-1916, USS Brooklyn (ACR-3)
  1916-1917, USS Quiros (PG-40)
  1917-1918, USS Dale (DD-4)
  1918-1919, USS Ericsson (DD-56)
  1920-1920, Bureau of Navigation (BuNav)
  1926-1929, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1934-1936, Naval War College (Staff)
  1935-1936, New York Navy Yard
  1936-1938, USS Erie (PG-50)
  1938-1940, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1938-1940, Naval Station Tutuila, American Somoa
  1940-1942, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1942-1945, Commander Battleship Division 7
  1945-1945, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1945-1947, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1948-1951, 15th Naval District
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1912-1914 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1907-1911, United States Naval Academy
  1924-1925, United States Naval Academy
  1925-1926, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 15, 1911, Commissioned as Ensign
  May 09, 1915, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 01, 1918, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jun 04, 1931, Promoted to Commander
  Sep 08, 1938, Promoted to Captain
  Aug 23, 1942, Promoted to Rear Admiral
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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