Baumberger, Walter Harlen, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1974, 6th Naval District
Service Years
1934 - 1974
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1912
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
McMechen, WV
Last Address
Carthage, NC

Date of Passing
Feb 10, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Annapolis National Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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US Navy Vice Admiral. Baumberger was assigned to the USS New York early in his career as a Lieutenant JG and in World War II he was the Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS English DD-696 from April of 1945 through May of 1946. He was also the Commanding Officer of the USS Canberra CAG2 on it's world cruise in 1960. Baumberger was appointed the Commander Cruiser/Destroyer Force in the Pacific as well as Commander of the U.S. Taiwan Defense Force from August 1970 to September, 1972. He lastly was the Deputy Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and Commandant of the 6th Naval District, Charleston Navy Yard.
   
Other Comments:

Bronze Star with Combat "V"
Awarded for actions during the World War II

Citation:
"For meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the USS ENGLISH in operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Area from April 30 to September 2, 1945…Commander Bumberger directed his ship's participation in operations at Okinawa, Fast Carrier Strikes on the Japanese homeland, and, as part of a support unit, in the occupation of Japan. Displaying outstanding skill in evading and driving off numerous enemy air attacks and successfully carrying out those hazardous assignments without damage to his ship, he materially contributed to many successful bombardment missions and the possible sinking of an enemy submarine… His actions were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Action Date: April 30 to September 2, 1945
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. English (DD-696)
   
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http://www.navymemorial.org/
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Year Established
1977

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