HOGAN, Bartholomew, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary NEC
210X-Medical Corp Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1955-1961, 210X, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
Service Years
1925 - 1961
Medical Corps
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
West Quincy, MA
Last Address
Adm. Hogan, was a resident of the Washington area from 1928 to 1974 and then moved to Lake Wales, Florida.

Date of Passing
Mar 17, 1983
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, 1857

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

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 Military Association Memberships
The Army and Navy Union USA
  1950, The Army and Navy Union USA 1 - Assoc. Page

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Rear Admiral Bartholomew W. Hogan, U.S.N. (Ret.)

Bartholomew William Hogan (born on January 29, 1901 in West Quincy, Massachusetts) was a psychiatrist, professor and Naval officer. Hogan graduated from Boston College in 1923 and received his medical degree from the Tufts College, School of Medicine, in 1925. He was appointed a lieutenant, junior grade, the same year. 

Dr. Hogan trained at Washington's St. Elizabeth's Hospital and in the thirties he taught at Georgetown University, School of Medicine. In 1940 he was appointed chief of psychiatry at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Annapolis, Maryland. During World War II, he served as a Senior Medical Officer on several ships in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was appointed to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1952 and became Surgeon General of the United States Navy in 1955.

After he retired from the U.S. Navy in 1961, he served as Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association until 1971.

Rear Admiral Hogan died on March 17, 1983 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was a member of the Army & Navy Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the New York Yacht Club. He was also chairman of the John Carroll Society.

Rear Admiral B.W. Hogan, Surgeon General of the Navy was presented with the MEDAILLE DE VERMEIL, the Medal of Honor of the French Navy Medical Service, at a special ceremony held in the office of the Surgeon General at the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery on January 10, 1957. The Medal was presented to Admiral Hogan by Rear Admiral Louis Mornu, Naval Attache for the French Embassy, Washington, D.C.

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USS Wasp - Medical Department, LCdr. Bartholomew W. Hogan, MC.

At 1445 on 15 Sept 1942, the Japanese submarine 1-19 fired four torpedoes at USS Wasp (CV-7). Two smacked home, followed by a third, while the fourth passed ahead. The first two hits were in the vicinity of magazines and aviation gasoline tanks causing secondary explosions and fires throughout the ship. 

While damage control parties fought to save the ship, Wasp's medical department was waging a different kind of battle. Wounded himself, then LCDR Bartholomew W. Hogan, MC, Wasp's senior medical officer, effectively led his staff and pharmacist's mates in rendering care to their shipmates. 

After the initial torpedo attack. 
Wasp continued to burn for over 5 hours. Since the illumination of the crippled carrier could disclose the location of other American vessels, she was abandoned and ordered sunk by USS Landsdowne. Only after ensuring the safe transfer of all wounded patients, LCDR Hogan and his staff abandoned ship. Following his rescue. 

Dr. Hogan continued to care for his patients. For those actions he was RADM Bartholomew W. Hogan, MC awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.

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 Duty Stations
Naval Hospital Chelsea, MAUSS Mississippi (BB-41)US NavyBureau of Medicine (BUMED)
Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, HawaiiAdvancement Schools and CoursesUSS Relief (AH-1)USS Wasp (CV-7)
Naval Hospital Philadelphia, PACommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1926-1926, 210X, Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA
  1927-1928, 210X, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1929-1930, 210X, Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA
  1930-1930, 210X, Charleston Navy Yard
  1931-1931, 210X, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC
  1932-1932, 210X, Naval Hospital League Island, PA.
  1933-1934, 210X, Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, Hawaii
  1935-1939, 210X, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC
  1936-1936, 210X, (HM) Hospital Corpsman Preventive Medicine Technician School
  1939-1940, 210X, USS Relief (AH-1)
  1940-1942, 210X, Naval Hospital Annapolis, MD
  1942-1942, 210X, USS Wasp (CV-7)
  1943-1947, 210X, Naval Hospital Philadelphia, PA
  1948-1950, 210X, Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD
  1950-1952, 210X, Naval Hospital Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
  1952-1955, 210X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1955-1961, 210X, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
 Colleges Attended 
Boston CollegeTufts UniversityGeorgetown University
  1919-1923, Boston College
  1923-1925, Tufts University1
  1935-1939, Georgetown University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  RAdm Bartholomew William "Bart" Hogan3
  Jan 10, 1957, Awarded: Medal of Honor of the French Navy Medical Service1
  Oct 30, 2015, General Photos
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