Duckworth, Herbert Spencer, VADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1946-1947, 131X, NAS Jacksonville FL
Service Years
1922 - 1952
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1900
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Duckworth, Herbert Spencer, VADM USN(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Keosauqua, Iowa
Last Address
Jacksonville, Florida

Date of Passing
May 29, 1990
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 8, Site 5279-A

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Earned Naval Aviator wings after 1922 graduation from U. S. Naval Academy. Served in Fighting One(VF-1) "Top Hats" operating from USS Saratoga (CV-3). Made first Saratoga arrested landing after she was commissioned. Subsequently commanded Fighting Two (VF2) "Flying Chiefs" operating from USS Lexington (CV-2). Commanded USS Midway (CVB-41) from 12 Jan, 1946 to 18 Jul, 1946. Retired as a Vice Admiral.

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Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
VF-1 WolfpackVF-2 Bounty HuntersUSS Midway (CV-41)NAS Jacksonville FL
  1927-1929, 131X, VF-1 Wolfpack
  1942-1943, 131X, VF-2 Bounty Hunters
  1946-1946, 131X, USS Midway (CV-41)
  1946-1947, 131X, NAS Jacksonville FL
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1918-1922, United States Naval Academy
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