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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1915 - 1947
Home State
Missouri
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Naval Aviator Wings
Dirigible Pilot Wings


Location
Missouri
May 15, 1954
Service to 1947
NOB Trinidad, BWI
NOB Trinidad, BWI
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1946 - 1947
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1945
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
During naval operations at Iwo Jima during February and March 1945, Capt. Wiley brought the West Virginia in so close to the beach that medium caliber guns were able to be used against the entrenched ... More
1945
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
ill under Wiley's command, the West Virginia moved on to Okinawa and was hit by a kamikaze on April 1, 1945, but was not taken out of action. During 30 days and nights, Capt. Wiley remained on the bri... More
1945
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
Still under Wiley's command, the West Virginia moved on to Okinawa and was hit by a kamikaze on April 1, 1945, but was not taken out of action. During 30 days and nights, Capt. Wiley remained on the b... More
1945
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
Still under Wiley's command, the West Virginia moved on to Okinawa and was hit by a kamikaze on April 1, 1945, but was not taken out of action. During 30 days and nights, Capt. Wiley remained on the b... More
1945
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
During naval operations at Iwo Jima during February and March 1945, Capt. Wiley brought the West Virginia in so close to the beach that medium caliber guns were able to be used against the entrenched ... More
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1945
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Rank
Captain
Comments
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Captain Captain
1944 - 1945
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
During naval operations at Iwo Jima during February and March 1945, Capt. Wiley brought the West Virginia in so close to the beach that medium caliber guns were able to be used against the entrenched ... More
1944
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
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1944
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
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1944
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
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1944
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Herbert Victor Wiley, Rear Admiral, born May 16, 1891, Wheeling, MO. He was appointed a midshipman at the USNA in 1911. In January 1944, Capt. Wiley, assumed command of the USS West Virginia. Under hi... More
1944
Commander, Destroyers, Asiatic Fleet (COMDESAF) , Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Commander, Destroyers, Asiatic Fleet (COMDESAF) , Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1941 - 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
Rear Adm. Wiley served aboard and commanded a number of other surface ships and was several times an instructor at the USN Academy where he later served as head of the electrical engineering departmen... More
1942
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
Rear Adm. Wiley served aboard and commanded a number of other surface ships and was several times an instructor at the USN Academy where he later served as head of the electrical engineering departmen... More
1942
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
Rear Adm. Wiley served aboard and commanded a number of other surface ships and was several times an instructor at the USN Academy where he later served as head of the electrical engineering departmen... More
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
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
Rear Adm. Wiley served aboard and commanded a number of other surface ships and was several times an instructor at the USN Academy where he later served as head of the electrical engineering departmen... More
1941
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
Comments
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Commander Commander
1938 - 1940
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter A
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
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with... More
Comments
In June 1934, Capt. Wiley assumed command of the airship USS Macon, sister-ship of the Akron. The Macon was lost in the Pacific off Point Sur, CA, on Feb. 12, 1935. Wiley was commended by the Secretar... More
1935
USS Macon (ZRS-5)
USS Macon (ZRS-5)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1934 - 1935
USS Akron (ZRS-4)
USS Akron (ZRS-4)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1931 - 1933
USS Los Angeles (ZR-3)
USS Los Angeles (ZR-3)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1929 - 1930
USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)
USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1927 - 1928
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
World War I
1918
Service from 1915

 
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