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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1913 - 1953
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
Ohio
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Command at Sea


Location
Ohio
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Sep 09, 1984
Service to 1953
6th Naval District
6th Naval District
Rank
Vice Admiral
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Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1952 - 1953
Potomac River/Potomac River Naval Command (PRNC)
Potomac River/Potomac River Naval Command (PRNC)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1949 - 1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Service during the Korean War.
1950
Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1946 - 1948
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
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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
Description Pending
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
Commander Battle Fleet
Commander Battle Fleet
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1943 - 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
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1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
Memories
In April 1943, he was named commander of Battleship Division 8. He was awarded two Legion of Merit m... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Tinian
Description
The Battle of Tinian was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands from 24 July until 1 August 1944. The 9,000-man Japanese garrison was e... More
Memories
In April 1943, he was named commander of Battleship Division 8. He was awarded two Legion of Merit m... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Saipan
Description
The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the exped... More
Memories
In April 1943, he was named commander of Battleship Division 8. He was awarded two Legion of Merit m... More
1944 - 1944
USS Washington (BB-56)
USS Washington (BB-56)
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1942 - 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
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1943
Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
Description
Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on February 16–17, 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Ca... More
Memories
In April 1943, he was named commander of Battleship Division 8. He was awarded two Legion of Merit m... More
1941 - 1943
Bureau of Ordnance
Bureau of Ordnance
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1941 - 1942
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
Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Rear Admiral [then Captain] Glenn Benson Davis, United... 
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1942
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
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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
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1942
Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
Description
The Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied (mainly United States (U.S.) Marine) gr... More
Memories
When the US entered WWII, Admiral Davis was Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. In July 1942,... More
1942 - 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
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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
Description Pending
1941
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
USS Philadelphia (CL-41)
USS Philadelphia (CL-41)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1937 - 1939
USS Blakeley (DD-150)
USS Blakeley (DD-150)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1932 - 1933
Edgewood
Edgewood
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1926 - 1928
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)/Graduate School Engineering & Applied Sciences (Faculty Staff)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)/Graduate School Engineering & Applied Sciences (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1923 - 1925
USS Maumee (AO-2)
USS Maumee (AO-2)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1917 - 1919
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
Service years: 1913-1953.
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
Memories
Service Years: 1913 to 1953.
1917 - 1918
USS Kansas (BB-21)
USS Kansas (BB-21)
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1913 - 1915
Mexican Service Medal
Criteria
The Mexican Service Medal was awarded for military service in any of the following expeditions or engagements:Vera Cruz Expedition: April 24 to November 26, 1914, Punitive Expedition into Mexico: Marc... More
Description
Vice Admiral Davis, a 1913 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served aboard the U.S.S. KANSAS Battleship #21 during the occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico (1914). During World War I he served aboard the... More
1914
Service from 1913

 
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