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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1916 - 1943
Home State
Indiana
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Nov 24, 1943
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
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1941 - 1945
Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bouga... More
1943 - 1944
Service to 1943
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1943 - 1943
Carrier Division 24 (COMCARDIV 24)
Carrier Division 24 (COMCARDIV 24)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1943 - 1943
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
posthumously
1943
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1943
Treasury-Bougainville operation (1943)
Description
The Bougainville campaign (Operation Cherry Blossom) was fought by the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II to regain control of the island of Bougainville from the Japanese forces who had ... More
1943 - 1943
Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1942 - 1943
Patrol Wing Seven
Patrol Wing Seven
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1941 - 1942
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Description
The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,  and Operation Z during planning, was a surpri... More
1941 - 1941
USS Albemarle (AV-5)
USS Albemarle (AV-5)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Show Comments
Commander Commander
1940 - 1941
NAS San Diego
NAS San Diego
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1939 - 1940
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
Commander Aircraft Battle Force
Commander Aircraft Battle Force
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1938 - 1939
USS Wright (AV-1)
USS Wright (AV-1)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1937 - 1938
NAS Ford Island
NAS Ford Island
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1934 - 1937
USS Wright (AV-1)
USS Wright (AV-1)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1933 - 1934
Commander, Aircraft, Scouting Force
Commander, Aircraft, Scouting Force
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1932 - 1933
NAS Pensacola
NAS Pensacola
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1930 - 1932
VB-2B
VB-2B
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1929 - 1930
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1927 - 1929
Bureau of Aeronautics
Bureau of Aeronautics
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1924 - 1927
Naval Flight School
Naval Flight School
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1923 - 1924
NPS MIT Boston MA (Faculty Staff), Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
NPS MIT Boston MA (Faculty Staff), Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1922 - 1923
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1921 - 1922
USS Brooks (DD-232)
USS Brooks (DD-232)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1920 - 1921
USS Gridley (DD-92)
USS Gridley (DD-92)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1918 - 1920
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Description Pending
1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
1917 - 1918
USS Balch (DD-50)
USS Balch (DD-50)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1916 - 1918
Service from 1916

 
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