The following brief biographies are intended to include Andover men who were awarded distinguished honors by the United States or by Governments of the Allied nations. Outstanding civilian service is included, although the great majority of the 183 biographies are of men who served with the armed forces. Several biographies are briefer than was originally anticipated; in these instances the editor presumed to include the record even though the alumni concerned preferred to submit no information beyond the modest facts. Except for the first five biographies, the names are arranged by classes and include men of the sixty-one years between 1883 and 1943. The selection of biographies is determined on a basis of decorations, and is the editor's responsibility entirely.
Andover's most honored alumnus has the distinction of being the oldest graduate to serve his country during the war years, climaxing a long career of public service with conspicuous contribution as civilian chief of the greatest Army the United States has ever had. A prominent example of an elder statesman, he has served in Cabinet or high appointive posts under five Presidents, not only with complete integrity but with the distinction of having nearly always been right even when he was unsuccessful. He revitalized the Army as Secretary of War under President Taft, he advocated preparedness in 1915, planned the officers' training camp at Plattsburg and attended it himself in World War I. Appointed a Major Judge Advocate in 1917, and later transferred to the Field Artillery, he saw combat service in France with the 305th Field Artillery, and later commanded the 31st Field Artillery during 1918.
Sent by President Coolidge as Special Representative to Nicaragua in 1927, he was so successful that he was appointed Governor General of the Philippine Islands in 1927, serving with sagacity and distinction. As Secretary of State under President Hoover, and as Chairman of the United States Delegation to the London Naval Conference of 1930 and Delegate to the Geneva Disarmament Conference in 1932 he urged Great Britain and France to join the United States in halting Japanese aggression in Asia. As an official in the Cabinet he warned that Japan's successful example in the Far East would encourage aggression by Germany and Italy in Europe. As a private citizen in the 1930's he advocated the unpopular policy of American preparedness against aggressors before they should become strong enough to attack the United States. Appointed Secretary of War on June 19, 1940, he advocated, with far-sighted wisdom, modification of the Neutrality Act, the exchange of United States' destroyers for bases, the adoption of compulsory military training, and the passage of the Lend-Lease Bill. At a critical time in America's history he brought to the War Department unequaled knowledge and experience and an ability to delegate authority to responsible subordinates that gave him exceptional prestige in the eyes of Congress and the country. His complete support of the peace-time Selective Service Act in the face of civilian-military criticism, his appreciation of the moral issues involved in the war in Europe, and his insistence upon resolute aid to Great Britain in 1941, brought additional sound leadership to the country at a decisive moment.
Colonel Stimson has been praised as the "most efficient administrator in the whole vast war machine." But his contribution to the United States is greater than efficiency alone; it is disinterested and high-minded conviction, moral rightness and thorough integrity. The tribute paid to Henry L. Stimson in the citation accompanying his award of the Distinguished Service Medal is greater than any material reward.
"His fearlessness, his integrity, his rich experience, his wisdom and his statesmanship were largely contributory to the successful mobilization of an Army in which his countrymen may take everlasting pride. His steadfast purpose and unselfish devotion were an inspiration to men-at-arms in American forces throughout the world in their bitter fight to maintain moral right, freedom, justice and civilization itself."
Phillips Academy is proud that so distinguished an alumnus and Elder Statesman has served her as Trustee since 1905 and has guided her destinies during the twelve years of his leadership as President of the Board of Trustees.
Andover's most distinguished alumnus in the armed forces served as Chief of Staff to General MacArthur in the Pacific and later as Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander in Japan.
Graduating from Yale in 1916, Sutherland immediately enlisted as a private in the Yale Battalion of the 10th Field Artillery and served on the Mexican border. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in this regiment, he accepted in November 1916 a Second Lieutenancy in the Regular Army, serving in France as Captain with the 11th, 63rd, 9th and 15th Regiments of Infantry and with the Second Division at Chateau Thierry, St. Aignan and Gondrecourt. During the post-war years Major Sutherland graduated from the Infantry School, the Command and General Staff School, the Army War College, and l'Ecole Superieure de Guerre, with a four-year tour of duty on the War Department General Staff. During the late thirties Lieutenant Colonel Sutherland commanded a battalion of infantry at Tientsin and served as Advisor on Budgetary Affairs and Procurement Policies for the Philippine Army. Promoted to Brigadier General in August 1941, he received his second star in December, fighting in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor from December 8, 1941, until March 1942. For extraordinary heroism at Fort Mills, Corregidor, Major General Sutherland was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
"When Headquarters, United States Army Forces in the Far East, in a completely exposed position, was subjected to a terrific aerial bombardment by enemy airplanes, causing heavy casualties and great material damage, General Sutherland personally directed the movement of all enlisted personnel to a place of comparative safety and then disposed of all officers in a similar manner. Only after every officer and man had reached cover did this officer move to shelter. His leadership and coolness under the most intensive fire and his complete disregard of personal danger had the most marked effect upon the personnel of the command."
In March 1949, General Sutherland accompanied General MacArthur to Australia, travelling by the famous Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron S from Bataan to Cagayen and then by plane to Australia.
From then on General Sutherland served as Chief of Staff, United States Forces, Pacific area, and at the conclusion of hostilities as Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander in Japan. His other decorations were awarded for distinguished service throughout the war.
Twenty years before he tackled the job of raising the Normandie, Commodore Sullivan worked on his first salvage assignment. An officer in the Navy since his graduation from M.I.T. in 1917, he was sent down to Vera Cruz to prevent the guns of the USS Tacoma, grounded on a reef, from falling into the hands of Mexican revolutionaries. His initiative and success in this assignment started him on a series of ship-repairing and dry-dock operations in New York, Bremerton and Cavite. He supervised construction at Shanghai, took charge of the salvaging of the USS Chaumont in North China in 1937, qualified as a deep-sea diver at the Navy Yard, and then was ordered by the Navy to study salvage problems. In 1940 he served as Salvage Officer at San Diego, and as Assistant Naval Attache in London for Ship Salvage Problems. Immediately upon the outbreak of war he was assigned as Supervisor of Salvage to direct operations of the Naval Salvage Service on ships sunk or stranded on the East Coast of the United States during the extensive submarine campaign of 1942.
Given the job of raising the Normandie, he organized and lectured to the first Naval Training Salvage School on the pier by the sunken vessel, and sent his students down to the bottom of the Hudson River to gain experience by nailing together pieces of wooden boxes. Every time a board slipped and shot to the surface, it had to be retrieved by the diver. When Sullivan was ordered to Casablanca in November 1940, to organize harbor clearance there and at Port Lyautey his crew of twelve from this first class knew their job. From then on he was Chief of Naval Salvage, directly responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations, personally in command of salvage operations in the Pacific, the Mediterranean and the European theaters. Sully, as admirals down to oilers called him, moved in with the occupying troops into every major port as fast as it was captured, usually while it was still being captured. Knowing how tenuous was a beachhead without a port through which to pour vital supplies, the enemy devastated each harbor before abandoning it. But Sully was always within shooting distance, ready to clean up before the dust of demolition had settled. His "battle honors" would include virtually every port used by Americans---Bizerte, Tunis, Ferryville, Sousse, Sfax, Bone, Bougie, Philippeville, Palermo, Salerno, Naples, Cherbourg, Manila and odd ones in between.
Typical of the services which his many decorations recognized was his harbor clearance work in the Philippines, for which he received the Distinguished Service Medal.
"Undertaking the tremendous task of removing all ship wreckage blocking access to every pier in Manila Harbor and the Pasig River, Commodore Sullivan obtained a shore location for his organization in the city and, conducting a thorough preliminary survey of conditions in the harbor before fighting had ceased, foresaw the necessity for special equipment, material and personnel and took immediate action to procure them. Assuming personal charge of the Manila unit in addition to the many salvage projects already underway and integrating his operations with the port rehabilitation program of the Office of the Chief Engineer, United States Army Forces, Pacific, Commodore Sullivan supervised his unit in clearing the berths in the port of all wrecks in time to handle Army troops and supplies essential to our planned offensives against the enemy. By his ingenuity, extraordinary technical ability and brilliant leadership in directing salvage operations exceeding in magnitude and complexity any similar work previously attempted, he rendered service of unique importance in the successful prosecution of the war."
Commodore Sullivan returned to the United States in October 1945 to resume his regular duties as Chief of Navy Salvage.
Captain Abercrombie has the distinction of being the first surface ship commander in World War II to be awarded the Navy Cross three times, and to be credited with the first verified combat kill of an enemy submarine.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1920, Captain Abercrombie was commanding the USS Drayton, serving in the destroyer screen of the Lexington task force near Midway, when the Japanese first struck. Back in Pearl Harbor on December 1, Abercrombie was ordered to convoy a job lot of four ships towards Christmas Islands. About three o'clock in the afternoon of December 24 contact was made with a submarine running submerged towards Pearl Harbor, so close to the Drayton that the skipper maneuvered in opposite circle to pick it up. As successive depth charges forced the damaged submarine to the surface at a 70 degree angle, the Drayton's guns stitched a row of holes along the fifty feet of visible bow. The enemy slid back in a boiling circle of oil, receiving the death blow from another series of depth charges that set off a violent explosion. Discounting the two-man submersibles destroyed at Pearl Harbor, this was the first verified kill of the war according to the meticulous standards of the Navy.
For this victory, the first good news of that gloomy Christmas season, Captain Abercrombie was awarded the Navy Cross.
In February, 1943 he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism and outstanding courage as Screen Commander of a Task Unit in two actions against Japanese aerial forces in the Solomon Islands area.
His second Gold Star was awarded for heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty as Commanding Officer of a Destroyer Division in action against Japanese naval forces near the Gilbert Islands.
"Boldly striking at the enemy in a daring daylight raid on a hostile patrol line, Commander Abercrombie expertly maneuvered his division to engage Japanese surface units with the result that two enemy vessels were sunk by the accurate gunfire of his force, and repeated Japanese aerial attacks were repelled without damage to ships or personnel of his command. Through the high combat efficiency of the forces under his inspiring leadership, heavy damage was inflicted on the enemy and an important and hazardous mission was brought to a successful conclusion."
In August 1943 Captain Abercrombie was ordered to the Navy Department to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Here he served in the Office of Naval Intelligence until April 1944. In that month he was ordered to duty with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Captain Abercrombie was ordered, in May 1945, to take command of the heavy cruiser Chester, serving in the Pacific following the Japanese surrender. In March 1946 he was ordered back to Washington as Director of the Naval Reserve in the Potomac River Naval Command. Captain Abercrombie is now Chief of Naval Reserve Plans and Policies.
Richard Hetherington O'Kane climaxed an outstanding record of conspicuous achievement in the submarine service with an act of gallantry and intrepidity which will be recorded among the epics of American naval history. Commanding the submarine Tang on her fifth and final war patrol, Commander O'Kane left base on September 24, 1944, to intercept Japanese transports being rushed to the Philippines to block the American advance on Leyte. After picking off single enemy ships on her patrol up the Formosa Straits, the submarine sighted a convoy on the night of October 23rd and sank five ships in that engagement, a "submariner's dream." The next night another convoy was spotted near Turnabout Island off the China Coast. In rapid succession two big transports and two tankers were sunk, followed by a third transport. Then a destroyer charged under the sinking vessel's stern and headed for the Tang. Almost simultaneously the last tanker blew up, at least one torpedo was seen to hit the last transport, and an instant later the destroyer blew up. The twenty-fourth and last torpedo was fired at the cripple, circled rapidly and struck the Tang only twenty seconds after it left the tube. The gallant submarine sank immediately, credited with sinking 110,000 tons of enemy shipping, the highest sinking score on a single patrol of any submarine in the war. Only the skipper and eight others survived the explosion, to be imprisoned on Formosa until the end of the war. For his final war patrol, Commander O'Kane received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
"Boldly maneuvering on the surface into the midst of a heavily escorted convoy, Commander O'Kane stood in a fusillade of bullets and shells from all directions to launch smashing hits on three tankers, coolly swung his ship to fire at a freighter and, in a split second decision, shot out of the path of an onrushing transport, missing it by inches. Boxed in by blazing tankers, freighters, transports and several destroyers, he blasted two of the targets with his remaining torpedoes and, with pyrotechnics bursting on all sides, cleared the area. Twenty-four hours later, he again made contact with a heavily escorted convoy steaming to support the Leyte campaign with reinforcements and supplies and with crated planes piled high on each unit. In defiance of the enemy's relentless fire, he closed the concentration of ships and in quick succession sent two torpedoes each into the first and second transports and an adjacent tanker, finding his mark with each torpedo in a series of violent explosions at less than a thousand-yard range. With ships bearing down from all sides, he charged the enemy at high speed exploding the tanker in a burst of flame, smashing the transport dead in the water and blasting the destroyer with a mighty roar which rocked the Tang from stem to stern. Expending his last two torpedoes into the remnants of a once powerful convoy before his own ship went down, Commander O'Kane, aided by his gallant command, achieved an illustrious record of heroism in combat."
An aggressive submariner, Commander O'Kane had been decorated several times earlier. After leaving Andover, he spent a year at the University of New Hampshire and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1934. On duty as Executive Officer of the submarine Wahoo when the war broke out, Commander O'Kane was decorated with the Silver Star Medal three times during war patrols of the Wahoo in which over 90,000 tons of enemy shipping were destroyed.
Assuming command of the USS Tang in October 1943, he successively took out his ship on air-sea rescue duty in the Caroline and Marianas Islands area, and on war patrols in enemy-controlled waters. Twice the Tang won Presidential citations for rescue and combat work. On each of three war patrols, her skipper earned the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism.
JOHN NESMITH GREELY, Brigadier General, USA, Distinguished Service Medal (1918), Legion d'Honneur, Order of Abdon Calderon (Ecuador), of Washington, D. C., has served a long and distinguished career in the Army. He entered the service by competition and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1908, winning promotions to Captain by 1916. 11e served three years in the Philippines and six months at Vera Cruz, and in July 1917 was ordered to duty in France with the First Division, serving successively as Major and Lieutenant Colonel of Field Artillery, and as Colonel and Chief of Staff of the First Division.
In 1928 General Greely was a Representative on the United States Delegation to the Preparatory Disarmament Commission at Geneva. After graduation from the Command and General Staff School in 19392 he served as Chief of Staff of the Hawaiian Division, and later as Military Attache in Madrid, Spain. After a tour of duty as Commanding Officer of the Second Division in Texas, he served as Chief of the Military Mission to Iran, 1941 to 1942, as Military Analyst in the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, and as Special Military Observer in Brazil and Italy in 1944.
JOHN REED KILPATRICK, Brigadier General, AUS, Distinguished Service Medal with Cluster, Army Commendation Ribbon, of New York City, was called to active duty as Colonel on 11 March 1942, and assigned to the New York Port of Embarkation as Assistant to the Commanding General. As Lieutenant Colonel in World War I, General Kilpatrick served as a member of the Fourth Section, General Staff, promoting cooperation between the French and American services of transport and supply. For his services as Commanding General of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation from 15 June 1942 to 1 October 1945, General Kilpatrick received an Oak Leaf Cluster to his Distinguished Service Medal, awarded in 1918, for
"outstanding leadership and foresight in organizing, coordinating, supervising and controlling the various agencies of his command... he contributed in high degree to the accomplishment of the mission of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation and to the successful conclusion of the North African and Italian campaigns and of Allied operations in the Mediterranean area and Southern France."
WASHINGTON PLATT, Colonel, General Staff Corps, AUS, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Cluster, Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre avec Palme, of Syracuse, New York, entered the service in June 1941, as Lieutenant Colonel in the Chemical Warfare Service. After serving as Chemical Officer and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, with various Armored units, he left for England as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, XIX Corps. His unit landed in Normandy on 10 June 1944, attacked across France, Belgium and Holland, and beyond the Elbe River by VE Day.
For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services, as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-92, Headquarters XIX Corps, in 1944, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.
"Colonel Platt, after the invasion of the continent, perfected the organization of an intricate intelligence network, provided clear, concise, and timely information of enemy dispositions and intentions, and furnished photo mosaics, defense overprints, and special studies to combat units establishing them to fight more efficiently with a minimum loss of life. The methods employed by Colonel Platt placed in the hands of the Corps units not only general information of the enemy strength, dispositions, and morale, but also detailed and exact information of the location of enemy defenses and methods employed by the enemy."
The Bronze Star Medal was awarded for continued meritorious services in connection with operational duties of the XIX Corps in Germany. The French decorations recognized Colonel Platt's contribution to the liberation of France.
FREDERICK LOUIS RIEFKOHL, Rear Admiral, USN, Navy Cross (1918), Purple Heart, Merito Naval (Mexico), of Winchester, Virginia, entered the Naval Academy in 1907 as the first midshipman appointed from Puerto Rico. Serving continuously after graduation, he was Captain of the USS Vincennes on the outbreak of hostilities, and escorted the USS Hornet on the Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo in April 1942. Arriving with the USS Enterprise and Hornet a day late for the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, the Vincennes participated subsequently in the Battle of Midway and the initial landings on Guadalcanal. On August 9, 1942, the Vincennes was sunk by enemy gunfire and torpedoed during the First Battle of Savo Island.
From October 1942 until November 1943, Admiral Riefkohl served as Liaison Officer of the Commander, United States Gulf Sea Frontier, to the Mexican Commander of the Military Region of the Gulf. From December 1943 to January 1945, he served as Commander of the United States Naval Forces in Germany, London and Paris, and subsequently as Liaison Officer, United States Naval Forces in Germany, with the Commander of the French Naval Forces in Germany.
BARTLETT BEAMAN, Brigadier General, USAAF, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Order of the British Empire, Brevet Medal (Czechoslovakia), Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre, late of Princeton, Massachusetts, served as Office Chief of Air Corps, Intelligence Division, from February 1941 to March 1942. His subsequent service was as Chief of Staff, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force, European theater, until October 1945.
Typical of the citations which he received with his many decorations is that which accompanied his Distinguished Service Medal.
"Brigadier General Bartlett Beaman distinguished himself in the important assignment of Chief of staff of the 1st Bombardment Division, later designated the 1st Air Division, from September 1943 to April 1945. As the command grew in strength and as base service groups were added, he demonstrated a high degree of ability in executing the necessary reorganizations of units and assignments of personnel without interrupting current operational activities. With an extensive background in air and ground administration and operations, and a capacity to expeditiously carry out the commander's decisions and firmly maintain his policies, he discharged his heavy responsibilities with exceptional skill, even when the command's operations increased in intensity and expanded to include both strategic and tactical missions. Through devoted application to a difficult task, General Beaman made a valuable contribution to the success of the 1st Air Division and Allied air operations in Europe."
General Beaman died at the Walter Reed Hospital on November 14, 1947, after a long illness.
JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER 3D, member of the Board of Trustees of Phillips Academy, President of Williams College, and distinguished historian, served with Colonel William J. Donovan as Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Services. As early as 1937 he had condemned the United States' Neutrality Act, and in May 1941 he advocated United States entrance into the European war. Called to Washington in July 1941 as Director of Research and Analysis for the Coordinator of Information, he gathered together experts on the history, geography, economics, and politics of all the nations of the world. From June 1942, when COI became the Office of Strategic Services, he served as Deputy Director of OSS, later resigning to become Historian of the Office of Scientific Research and Development. In addition to these duties, Phinney Baxter became Chairman of the Board of Advisors to the Historical Division of the War Department Special Staff, and Chairman of the new National War College. During the year 1945-46 he served on the Navy Department board to draw plans for officer procurement, and lectured at the Army War College. In 1947 he received the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for his Scientists Against Time, the history of the OSRD in coordinating and relating of the numerous tasks of scientific warfare, a book which is regarded as one of the most important documents of our time.
CHARLES SUMNER REED, Colonel, USA, Order of the British Empire, of Washington, D. C., was on active duty as Lieutenant Colonel on the outbreak of war. With his background of twenty-four years of service in the Ordnance Department, he was assigned to duty in the Office of Chief of Ordnance to organize the Inspection Section of the Ammunition Division, responsible for the inspection of all artillery ammunition, bombs, pyrotechnics, grenades and rockets made in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Subsequently promoted to Chief of the Engineering Section,, he was also assigned to temporary duty in England and Normandy to make international agreements relative to the testing of ammunition. For his services of
"the utmost cooperation over inspection requirements... and special arrangements so that information regarding quality and analysis was made available for the information of the authorities in the United Kingdom,"
Colonel Reed was made an Honorary Member of the Military Division, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
EDGAR GIBSON CROSSMAN, Colonel, AUS, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Star (the Philippines), of New York City, served as First Lieutenant of Field Artillery in World War I. Re-entering the service in 1944 he was assigned to duty with the Civil Affairs Division of the War Department and sent to the Pacific Theater to assist in planning the Civil Affairs Operations for the Philippines. Largely responsible for the training of thirty Philippine Civil Affairs Units, he subsequently coordinated their operations in the field.
For his services Colonel Crossman was awarded his decorations.
"After the entry of United States forces into Manila, Colonel Crossman was assigned much of the responsibility of planning for the administration and supply of important municipal functions. The civilian population of over a million people, almost entirely without food, water, medical care, or adequate shelter, presented an emergency without precedent in the theater. The remarkable success with which speedy and effective relief in the form of clothing, provisions, and medicines were supplied, averting epidemics and mass starvation, was to a great degree the result of Colonel Crossman's untiring efforts."
ARCHIBALD BULLOCK ROOSEVELT, Lieutenant Colonel, AUS, Silver Star with Cluster, Purple Heart with Cluster, Croix de Guerre (1918), of Cold Spring Harbor, New York, fought with the 41st Division in New Guinea and the Schouten Islands. He won the Silver Star while in action with the 162nd Infantry Regiment throughout its record-breaking seventy-six-day period of combat during which the Japs were pushed from the Mubo and Nassau Bay area, out of Salamaua, and almost out of Lae.
Three days before the American troops occupied Salamaua, Colonel Roosevelt with two officers and three enlisted men made a reconnaissance tour of the harbor.
"Under his orders we went close to the isthmus until the Jap guns started firing at us," recounted one of the men. "Then we turned west across the harbor and approached to within a hundred yards of the shore where we could see the Japs running from bush to bush. Colonel Roosevelt stood with a map in his hand, and every time a gun fired, jotted down its position. They fired at us for half an hour. While the Colonel stood there deliberately encouraging them to fire at us, I was crouching in the bottom of the boat praying for all I was worth."
The next day the American artillery landed squarely on the plotted positions, and resistance was virtually ended.
PARKER BREESE ALLEN, Lieutenant Colonel, USAAF, Bronze Star Medal, Order of the British Empire, of Meriden, Connecticut, served with the 8th Air Force and as A-5 of the XII Tactical Air Command in the Mediterranean, Italian and Southern France Theaters from July 1942 to May 1945. For his services in direct support of combat operations in the Battle of Italy, he received the Bronze Star Medal.
"Lieutenant Colonel Allen, as A-5 of XII Tactical Air Command, devoted his time to the future plans and operational efficiency of the command. In close coordination with aviation engineering units, and making numerous inspections of newly captured landing fields, often exposed to enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Allen disregarded his own safety to secure a more accurate appraisal of the location, thus aiding materially the time required to make the field operational."
In May 1945 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
"Lieutenant Colonel Allen has been in charge of aerodromes for the Coastal Air Force since its formation. He has been faced with the enormous task of reconnaissance, planning and the building of permanent aerodromes for wet and dry weather along the whole of the North African Coast and down the Tripolitanian Border.
"The present most satisfactory state of Coastal Air Force aerodromes is a monument to the industry, drive and tact of Lieutenant Colonel Allen. He has done, and is doing, a magnificent job."
AZEL FARNSWORTH HATCH, Colonel, GSC, AUS, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Cluster, Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Cross of Leopold with Palm (Belgium), Croix de Guerre (Belgium), of Williamsburg, Massachusetts, served as Captain in France in the first World War, and went back into active service in, February 1941. For a year he served successively as President of the Officer Candidate Selection Board and as President of the Special Court of the 4th Field Artillery Training Regiment at Fort Bragg, with subsequent duty as Field Artillery Battalion Commander, 78th Division, and Executive Officer, 106th Division at Camp Butner, North Carolina.
After a course at the Military Government School at Cbarlottesburg, he served as Chief, Officer Assignment Board, European Civil Affairs Division, landing in Normandy on D-Day plus 6 with duties as Assistant Chief of Staff, Psychological Warfare Branch, VIII Corps, in Normandy, Brittany, Luxembourg and Germany. For his services with the VIII Corps he was awarded the Legion of Merit.
"Colonel Hatch distinguished himself by his extremely competent direction and personal supervision of G-5 functions, absorbing thousands of displaced persons and efficiently setting up military government in the small towns and villages within the corps area. Colonel Hatch's extensive ability and tenacity, as well as his tact in cooperating with the authorities of other Allied Nations, materially aided the operations of the Corps."
After participating in the Ardennes Forest campaign, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine Crossing and the occupation of Thuringia, Colonel Hatch was appointed Chief of the Civil Administration Division of Berlin until December 1945, and then as Chief of German Property Control until November 1946.
For meritorious services in Germany during the early months of 1945 Colonel Hatch was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
"During this period the Corps extended its operations into Germany and imposed Military Government in occupied areas of the enemy's homeland. By his keen understanding of the problems involved and by his aggressive grasp of the situation, Colonel Hatch was instrumental in the establishment of firm but just Military Government. Under the intelligent leadership and keen judgment of Colonel Hatch, Military Government functioned effectively in Corps area."
LAURENCE WELLMAN BEILENSON, Lieutenant Colonel, AUS, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Army, Navy and Air Force Medal (China), Order of the Cloud and Banner (China), of Los Angeles, California, a veteran of World War I, was called to active duty as Major in April 1942. After training in the United States he was assigned to duty with the Chinese forces, serving as Head of the Tactics Department, 71st Chinese Army School, Paoshan, and as Chief American Liaison Officer with the 39th, 200th and 103rd Chinese Divisions and Chinese 6th Army. These duties took him into action on several occasions, his gallantry at Chefang in Yunnan province on 27 November 1944 winning him the Silver Star.
"Disregarding his own safety and refusing the offer of his Chinese Division Commander to take the Americans to a place of safety on the occasion of a determined enemy attack on the Division Command Post, Lieutenant Colonel Beilenson, while under heavy enemy fire, posted the four officers and two enlisted men of his liaison team present on an unprotected flank, and he then moved from one position to another while under constant enemy small arms fire."
For his services as Commanding Officer of the American Combat Section with the Chinese 200th and 103rd Divisions, and his duties in training Chinese troops, Colonel Beilenson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Army, Navy and Air Forces Medal, and the Order of the Cloud and Banner of the Republic of China.
FREDERIC ANNESS STOTT, Captain, USMCR, Navy Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, of Andover, Massachusetts, won his Navy Cross while in action with the 4th Marine Division on Saipan on the third day of fighting. Coordinating a tank, infantry and amphibian tank attack by personally contacting the commanders under heavy fire, he played a major part in bringing the action to a successful conclusion.
"This was done at a critical time during the operation when our forces were badly depleted, troops from various units had become intermingled and when outstanding leadership was needed to produce coordinated action among the various elements. On the following day Lieutenant Stott helped coordinate a similar attack, this time riding in an amphibian tank. During the course of the attack the amphibian tank in which he was riding was hit and set afire by a large caliber shell. Though two men in the tank were killed and be himself considerably shaken by the concussion, Lieutenant Stott climbed out of the burning tank and continued on foot to help coordinate the attack."
The Bronze Star Medal was awarded for heroic action several months later during an attack on Iwo Jima.
"When the company of which he was in command was unable to move forward because of intense enemy machine gun and rifle fire, and was receiving numerous casualties, Captain Stott, completely disregarding his own safety, stood up and walked forward across an open field urging his men to follow him and inspiring them by his example of personal courage and leadership."
GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, Lieutenant (jg), USNR, Distinguished Flying Cross, of Greenwich, Connecticut, flew as a Torpedo Bomber Pilot, on the USS San Jacinto in raids over Wake, Marcus, the Bonins and the Philippines. The Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded for heroism and extraordinary achievement during attacks by United States Naval Forces on the Bonin Islands on 2 September 1944.
"He led one section of a four plane division which attacked a radio station. Opposed by intense antiaircraft fire, his plane was hit and set afire as he commenced his dive. In spite of smoke and flames from the fire in his plane he continued in his dive and scored damaging bomb hits on the radio station, before bailing out of his plane."
GORDON GILMORE BENSLEY, Sergeant, AUS, Silver Star, Purple Heart, of Short Hills, New Jersey, served with the Third Army in the drive from France, through the Battle of the Bulge to Austria. For gallantry in action at Rechivral on December 1944, and at Longchamps during the Battle of the Bulge he received the Silver Star.
"While serving as the Company Commander's runner, in the face of enemy artillery and sniper fire, Sergeant Bensley carried numerous messages to platoons and was largely responsible for the Company Commander being able to maintain control of his company. On 13 January 1945, near Longchamps, Belgium, while his company was advancing across an open area, heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire and flanking sniper fire separated the first platoon from the other two. Despite the heavy enemy fire, Sergeant Bensley volunteered to cross the 300 yards of open space and successfully guided the two platoons to his Company Commander's position, thus effecting a consolidation of the company which was of the utmost importance to the operation."
BENJAMIN McLANE SPOCK, Lt. Comdr., MC, USNR. Entered service as Lt. Comdr. Served as Ward Medical Officer, U. S. Naval Hospital, St. Albans, New York; Lion 9, Advanced Base Assembly Training Unit, Lido Beach, New York, July 1945; and at Advanced Base Personnel Depot, San Bruno, California, August 1945; Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, Medical Officer at Family hospital, October 1945; Ward Medical Officer at U. S. Naval Hospital, San Leandro, California, January to May 1946. Released as Lt. Comdr.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER BELL, Lt., USNR. Entered service as Lt. (jg), March 1943; assigned to Naval Air Operational Training Command, Naval Radar Training School, St. Simons Island, Georgia, July to September 1943; Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Aviation Training, NAS, DeLand, Florida, October 1943 to July 1944; Naval Air Combat Information Officers School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, August to November 1944; active sea duty as Air Combat Intelligence Officer aboard USS Essex, Fighting Squadron Four, Pacific Theater, December 1944 to March 1945; subsequent duty at training bases at Alameda and Watsonville, California, Fallon, Nevada, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Groton, Connecticut, May to December 1945. Three Battle Stars for operations with Task Forces 38 and 58 in support of the Philippines, Hong Kong, Iwo Jima Campaigns. Promoted to Lt., July 1944. Inactive duty, December 1945.
JOHN BROMHAM HAWES, Lt. Comdr., AV. USNR. Entered service as Lt. (jg), August 1941. Discipline and Training Officer, NAS, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1941 to July 1943; Executive Officer, Naval Flight Preparatory School, Colgate University, July 1943 to October 1944; Administrative Officer, Fighting Squadron Two, Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, November 1944 to April 1945; Overseas duty, Fighting Squadron Two, NAS, Hilo, T. H., and Naval Air Base, Saipan, April to August 1945; USS Shangri-La, August to October 1945. Promoted to Lt., October 1943, to Lt. Comdr., October 1945. Inactive duty, January 1946.
JOHN SYKES MASON, Lt., USNR. Entered service as Lt. (jg), November 1943. Assigned to sea duty as Navigator and Flag Navigator aboard USS Henry A. Wiley, Atlantic and Pacific, August 1944 to November 1945; Navigator, USS Hambleton, Pacific, November to December 1945. Three Battle Stars for initial landings at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and East China Sea campaigns. Promoted to Lt., April 1945. Inactive duty, February 1946. Commendation Letter.
FREDERICK SCOULLER ALLIS, JR., Lt. (jg) USNR. Entered service as Ens., December 1942. Instructor, Naval Training School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1943 to September 1944. Staff, ComBatRon 2, October 1944 to March 1945. Promoted to Lt. (jg), January 1944. Released, July 1945.
WILBUR ROWE GREENWOOD, JR., Lt. Comdr., USNR. Entered service as Ens., June 1941. Assigned to duty as Drill Officer, USNAS, Jacksonville, Florida, June 1941 to April 1942; Officer-in-Charge, anti-submarine duty, Gulf of Mexico, April to August 1942; Executive Officer, PC 1123, Caribbean and Southwest Pacific, September 1942 to September 1943; Commanding Officer, SC 744, and PC 476, Southwest Pacific, September 1943 to July 1944; Officer-in-Charge, Administration Dept., USNTC, Miami, Florida, August 1944 to August 1945. Promoted to Lt. (jg), November 1941, to Lt., June 1942, to Lt. Comdr., March 1944. Inactive duty, November 1945.
WILLIAM HAYES BROWN, Capt., SigC, AUS, Bronze Star Medal. Entered service as Pvt., August 1942. Assigned to duty with 116th Signal Radio Intelligence Company, 94th Signal Battalion, West Virginia and Ft. Dix, New Jersey, October 1943 to September 1944; overseas duty with 3rd Corps, Signal Intelligence Company, in Central Europe and Germany, October 1944 to May 1945. Battle Stars for Ardennes, Central Europe, Germany campaigns. Commissioned 2nd Lt., February 1943. Promoted to 1st Lt., March 1944. Released, December 1945. Brother in service: David W. Brown, 1st Lt., USAAF, Air Medal with Six Clusters, Purple Heart, P.A. '43, killed in action, April 1945.
FREDERICK ALMON PETERSON, JR., Lt. Comdr., USNR. Entered service as Ens., September 1941. Assigned to duty with Office of Director of Naval Communications, Washington, D. C., 1941-1943; Gunnery Officer aboard USS Tinsman in Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, April 1944 to October 1945. Battle Stars for Pacific and Philippine Theaters. Inactive duty, January 1946. Navy Unit Commendation.
ALEXANDER ANGUS McDONELL, JR.,* 2nd Lt., USAAF Air Medal, Purple Heart. Enlisted as Aviation Cadet, 1942; commissioned 2nd Lt., as Pilot, Moody Field, Georgia, 1943; overseas service as Pilot, B-17s, 8th Air Force, based in England, April to June 1944. Killed in action, June 1944. See page 108.
DRAYTON HEARD, JR., Lt., USNR. Entered service as Ens., July 1942. Overseas duty as Communications Officer, USS Sustain, Mediterranean Theater, January 1943 to February 1944; Post Graduate School, U. S. Naval Academy, March 1944 to March 1945; Communications Officer, USS Harris, Pacific Theater, May to November 1945. Four Campaign Stars for Tunisia and initial landing operations in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio. Promoted to Lt. (jg), August 1943, to Lt., October 1944. Inactive duty, February 1946. Brother in service: George Heard, Lt. (jg), US NR, P.A. '40.
FREDERIC ANNESS STOTT, Capt., USMCR, Navy Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart. Entered service as Pfc., 1942; OCS, Quantico, Virginia, and commissioned 2nd Lt., 1942; assigned to duty with 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, New River, North Carolina, and Oceanside, California, 1943; overseas duty with the same unit in the Marshall, Marianas and Volcano Islands, January 1944 to April 1945. Three Battle Stars for Kwajalein, Mariauas and Iwo Jima campaigns. Promoted to 1st Lt., June 1943, to Capt., January 1945. Two Presidential Unit Citations. Inactive duty, 1945. See page 232.
SIMEON HYDE, JR., Lt., USNR. Entered service as A/S, V-7, June 1940; appointed to Midshipmen's School, and commissioned Ens., September 1941; assigned to duty at Officers' Torpedo School, Newport, Rhode Island, September to December 1941; overseas duty as Torpedo Officer aboard USS Wasp, Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, January to September 1942; aboard USS Eaton, Pacific Theater, November 1942 to August 1945, as Executive Officer, March 1944 to August 1945. Thirteen Battle Stars for Malta action, and invasions of New Georgia, Treasury Islands, Bougainville Island, Admiralty and Marshall Islands, and for Solomons, Caroline, Philippines, and Borneo campaigns. Promoted to Lt. (jg), October 1942, to Lt., October 1943. Inactive duty, November 1945.
WILLIAM HENRY YALE STEVENS, Lt. Comdr., USNR, Bronze Star Medal. Entered service as A/S, V-7, August 1940; commissioned Ens., September 1941, and assigned to duty as Instructor on USS Prairie State and at USNR Midshipmen's School, Columbia University, September 1941 to November 1942; Naval Training School, Purdue University, November 1942 to February 1943; SCTC, Miami, Florida, February to May 1943; active sea duty as Executive Officer aboard SC 1328, Hawaii and South Pacific, May 1943 to March 1944, and as Commanding Officer, March to September 1944; Commanding Officer, PC 15, France, March to September 1945. Battle Star for assault on Guam. Promoted to Lt. (jg), November 1942, to Lt., October 1943, to Lt. Comdr., October 1945. Inactive duty, December 1945.
FRED HAROLD HARRISON, Capt., FA, AUS, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon. Entered service as 2nd Lt., June 1942. Liaison Officer to Division Chief of Staff, 18th Armored Division, Camp Beale, California, September 1942 to February 1943; Executive Officer, Firing Battery, 496th AFA, February to July 1943; Commanding Officer, "C" Battery, 496th AFA, August 1943 to September 1945; overseas duty with same unit as Firing Battery Commander, January to July 1945. Two Battle Stars for Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. Promoted to 1st Lt., November 1942, to Capt., January 1944. Inactive duty, April 1946.
HARRISON SCHUYLER ROYCE, JR., Capt., USMCR, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart. Entered service as Pvt., July 1943, and assigned to V-12, Dartmouth College; OCS, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and commissioned 2nd Lt., September 1944; overseas duty as Machine Gun Officer, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Pacific Theater. Battle Star for Okinawa D-Day campaign. Promoted to 1st Lt., February 1946, to Capt., September 1946. Retired as Capt., September 1946. Presidential Unit Citation with Star.
GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, Lt. (jg), USNR, Distinguished Flying Cross. Enlisted as S 2/c, and candidate for Naval Aviator, June 1942; NAS, Minneapolis, October 1942 to February 1948, and NAS, Corpus Christi, Texas, February to June 1943, and commissioned Ens., June 1943; subsequent training at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Norfolk, Virginia, and Quonset, Rhode Island, to February 1944; active sea duty as Pilot Torpedo Bomber, Torpedo Squadron 51, USS Jacinto, Pacific Theater, February to December 1944. Stars for raids on Wake Island, Marcus Islands, and Marianas Islands. Promoted to Lt. (jg), August 1944. Inactive duty, September 1945. Presidential Unit Citation. See page 254.
WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, Capt., MI, AUS. Entered service as Pvt., Infantry, May 1943; commissioned 2nd Lt., July 1944; overseas duty as French Liaison Officer, Hq. Military Intelligence Service, September to December 1944; Infantry Instructor, 16th Depot, December 1944 to May 1945; Russian Liaison Officer, Hq. 3rd Army, May 1945 to June 1947. Promoted to 1st Lt., December 1945, to Capt., April 1947. Inactive duty, June 1947.
GORDON GILMORE BENSLEY, Sgt., AUS, Silver Star, Purple Heart. Entered service as Pvt., July 1948, with Basic Infantry Training, Camp Roberts, California, July to October 1948; ASTU, Tacoma, Washington, October 1948 to February 1944; 63rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division, Camp Cooke, California, February to September 1944; overseas service with 11th Armored Division, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Czechoslovakia, and Austria, September 1944 to August 1945; 79th Infantry Division, Germany, August to November 1945; 1O2nd Infantry Division, Germany, France, November 1945 to February 1946. Participated in Battle of the Bulge, Siegfried Line, and Germany campaigns. Promotions to Sgt. Released, February 1946. See page ô6.
HAROLD HOLMES OWEN, JR., Sgt., AUS. Entered service as Pvt., July 1943; ASTP Basic Engineering, December 1943 to February 1944; assigned to duty with 303rd Infantry, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Camp San Luis Obispo, California, February to September 1944; subsequent duty with Mortar Unit, California, September 1944 to January 1944; overseas duty, France and Germany, February to June 1945, and Japan, September 1945 to February 1946. Two Stars for Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns. Promoted to Sgt., October 1944. Released, March 1946. Combat Infantryman's Badge.
PHILIP KIRKHAM ALLEN, Lt. Col., FA, AUS, Legion of Merit. Enlisted as Pvt., December 1940. Motor and Reconnaissance Officer, 102nd FA; acting Battery Commander B Battery, 211th FA, 26th Division, later Battery Commander, April 1941 to April 1943; Instructor and Executive for training OSS, Washington, D. C., April 1943 to January 1944; Commanding Officer West Coast Training Center, OSS, California, January 1944 to September 1945. Commissioned end Lt., June 1941, promoted to 1st Lt., February 1942, to Capt., September 1942, to Maj., November 1943, to Lt. Col., January 1945. Inactive duty, Lt. Col., MI, October 1945. Instructor, 1936-1945. P.A. '29.
FREDERICK SCOULLER ALLIS, JR., Lt. (jg), USNR. Entered service as Ens., December 1942. Instructor, Naval Training School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1943 to September 1944. Staff, ComBatRon 2, Central Pacific, October 1944 to March 1945. Promoted to Lt. (jg), January 1944. Released, July 1945. Appointed 1946. P.A. '31.
WILBUR JOSEPH BENDER, Lt., USNR. Entered service as Lt., March 1943, and assigned to USNR Midshipmen's School, New York, April 1943; Officer-in-Charge, V-12 Unit, USNTS, Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts, July 1943 to September 1944. Released, September 1944. Instructor, 1936-1945.
JOHN LYMAN BISHOP, Lt. (jg), USNR. Entered service as Ens., July 1943. Assigned to duties in Office of Director of Naval Communications, Washington, D. C., August 1948 to May 1944; Executive Officer, U. S. Naval Supplementary Radio Station, Chungking, China, August 1944 to November 1945; Officer of Communications Personnel, U. S. Naval Group, Shanghai, China, November 1945 to January 1946. Promoted to Lt. (jg), November 1944. Released, March 1946. Navy Unit Commendation. Instructor, 1942-43. P.A. '33.
WILLIAM HAYES BROWN, Capt., SigC, AUS, Bronze Star Medal. Entered service as Pvt., August 1942, and assigned to duty with 116th Signal Radio Intelligence Company, 94th Signal Battalion, West Virginia, and New Jersey, October 1943 to September 1944; overseas duty with 3rd Corps, Signal Intelligence Company, Central Europe and Germany, October 1944 to May 1945. Battle Stars for Ardennes, Central Europe and Germany campaigns. Commissioned end Lt., February 1943, promoted to 1st Lt., March 1944, to Capt. Released, December 1945. Appointed 1938. Brother in service: David W. Brown, end Lt., USAAF, P.A. '43, killed in action, April 1945. P.A. '34.
ALSTON HURD CHASE, Capt., USAAF, OSS. Entered service as 2nd Lt., May 1942, and assigned to duty with Target Section, Director of Intelligence, Hq., Army Air Corps, Washington, D. C., May 1942 to April 1943; Assistant S-2, 63rd Troop Carrier Squadron, April to June 1948; S-2, 73rd Troop Carrier Squadron, Alliance, Nebraska, June to September 1943; hospitalized in 30th General Hospital, England, October 1943 to January 1944; Hq., USSTAF, January to March 1944; Joint RAF-AAF Target Section, London, March to September 1944; Air Officer, Reports Division, OSS, Paris, September 1944 to March 1945, in charge of translations in Military and Air Sections of OSS, and of evaluation and dissemination of Air, Economic, Naval, Medical, and Secret Weapon Information in those sections. OSS Liaison Officer, USSTAF and 2nd AF, September 1944 to May 1945; Assistant to Chief of OSS detachment, 6th Army Group, Heidelberg, May 1945, and subsequently Chief. Battle Star for Germany campaign. Promoted to 1st Lt., June 1942, to Capt., December 1942. Released, July 1945. Appointed 1934.
EUGENE WHITTREDGE CLARK, Capt., CAC, AUS. Entered service as Pvt., August 1942. Assigned to duty AAF Technical School, Boca Raton Field, Florida; OCS, Coast Artillery, Camp Davis, North Carolina, and commissioned 2nd Lt., September 1943; Battery Officer, 231st AAA Battalion, September 1943 to August 1944; Battalion Communications Officer, 9th Air Force, IX Air Defense Command, England, France, Belgium, Germany, August 1944 to May 1945; Adjutant to Hq. Commandant, May to October 1945; American University, Biarritz, France, feature writer for newspaper and radio station. Battle Star for Rhineland campaign. Commissioned 2nd Lt., September 1943. Inactive duty, August 1946. Instructor, 1935-1941. P.A. '31.
GERALD AINSWORTH COLE, Capt., MAC, AUS. Entered service as Pvt., December 1942; CWS, Macon, Georgia, Camp Barkeley, Texas, and commissioned 2nd Lt., November 1943; overseas service in England, July 1944 to May 1945, and Germany, June 1945 to April 1946, with 121st General Hospital, as Adjutant. Promoted to 1st Lt., February 1945, to Capt., April 1946. Released, 1946. Instructor, 1942-1943.
LUDLOW ELLIMAN, Lt. Comdr., AV, USNR. Entered service as Lt. (jg), April 1949; Instructor in Intelligence procedure, Naval Air Combat Intelligence Officers' School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, August to September 1942; active sea duty with Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, T. H., and Commander Task Force 16; Intelligence and Interpreting, Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force, Noumea, New Caledonia, October 1942 to January 1948; Staff Air Combat Intelligence work with Commander Aircraft, South Pacific Force, Espiritu Santo, aboard USS Curtis:, and with 5th and 11th Bombardment Groups, January to February 1948; Senior Naval Aviator and Air Combat Intelligence work, Guadalcanal, February to May 1948; Assistant Air Operations Officer aboard USS Saratoga, Pacific Theater, June to November 1948; Chief of Naval Air Operational Training, NAS, Jacksonville, Florida, December 1943 to March 1945. Five Stars for defense of the Southern Solomons, Munda campaign, attacks on Buka, air attacks on Japan and Japanese Mandates. Promoted to Lt., October 1942, to Lt. Comdr., July 1945. Inactive duty, 1945. Presidential Unit Citation. Instructor, 1934-1936.
HARPER FOLLANSBEE, Capt., AGD, AUS, Army Commendation Ribbon. Entered service as Pvt., August 1941, and assigned to ORTC, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; promotions to T/4, OCS, AGD, Fort Washington, Maryland, and commissioned 2nd Lt., December 1942; Instructor in Classification, Army Administration School, Washington, Pennsylvania, January 1943 to February 1944; assigned to duty in AGD Office, New York and Washington, D. C., February to September 1944; overseas assignment as Assistant Statistical Officer, Hq., Replacement Training Command, Pacific Theater, and Assistant Replacement Officer, Hq., US Army Forces, Middle Pacific, September 1944 to January 1946. Promoted to 1st Lt., September 1942, to Capt., February 1945. Inactive duty, April 1946. Meritorious Service Unit Award. Appointed 1940.
VERNON BERTRAM HAGENBUCKLE, Comdr., USNR. Entered service as Lt., March 1941, and assigned to duty as Battalion Commander, Aviation Cadet Regiment, Corpus Christi, Texas; Radar School, St. Simon, Georgia, September to November 1948; Commanding Argus 9, Port Hueneme, California, and Pasco, Washington, November 1943 to June 1944; overseas duty as Liaison Officer, French Naval Aviation Units, Fleet Air Wing 15, Agadir, Morocco, June 1944 to August 1945; Educational Counselor, Officers' Separation Center, Washington, D. C., October 1945 to March 1946. School of Naval Administration, Stanford University, California, March to September 1946; Commanding Bonin Islands Resettlement Projects, Military Government Staff, Guam, since 1946. Promoted to Lt. Comdr., October 1943, to Comdr., December 1945. On active duty. Instructor, 1930-1935.
ROY SNOW HAGGARD, Lt. Col., Ord, AUS. Entered service as Maj., May 1942, and assigned to duty as Officer-in-Charge, Ordnance ROTC Unit, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, August 1942 to April 1944; Education Officer, Reconditioning Service, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D. C., April 1944 to March 1945; Chief, Educational Recondition Branch, Butner Convalescent Hospital, North Carolina, March to September 1945; Commandant, ROTC Medical Unit, University of Georgia Medical College, September 1945 to May 1946. Promoted to Lt. Col., May 1946. Inactive duty, August 1946. Instructor, 1917-1918.
EDWARD TUCK HALL, 1st Lt., MI, AUS. Entered service as Pvt., August 1942; Counter Intelligence, 1st Service Command, November 1949 to October 1948; Intelligence Training, Camp Ritchie, Maryland, October 1943 to February 1944; OCS, Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia, and commissioned 2nd Lt., July 1944; Intelligence Officer, Military Intelligence Service, Washington, D. C., August to December 1944; overseas duty with Hq., stationed at Brisbane, Australia, and Manila, P. I., and Tokyo, Japan, and Japanese Military Intelligence duties, January to November 1945. Promoted to 1st Lt., February 1945. Inactive duty, 1945. War Department Citation. Instructor, 1941-1942.
NORWOOD PENROSE HALLOWELL, JR., Comdr., USNR. Commissioned Ens., 1932, and called to active duty as Lt. (jg), July 1941; assigned to duty as Officer-in-Charge, Harbor Entrance Control Post, Newport, Rhode Island; Officer-in-Charge, YP 15, Newport, December 1941 to June 1942; active sea duty as Executive Officer aboard PC 473, Atlantic Coast and African waters, June 1942 to March 1943; Commanding Officer, PC 482, African waters, March to October 1943; Executive Officer aboard USS Chaffee, New Guinea and the Philippines, May 1944 to May 1945; Commanding Officer, USS Eichenberger, Philippines and Okinawa, May to October 1945. Two Bronze Stars for Philippines campaigns. Promoted to Lt., June 1942, to Lt. Comdr., April 1944, to Comdr., October 1945. Inactive duty, 1945. Three Letters of Commendation for Sea-Air rescue. Appointed 1934.
WILLIAM HENRY HARDING, S., USMS. Entered service, June 1945, and released, November 1945. Appointed 1946. P.A. '34.
WALTER HASENCLEVER, T/Sgt., AUS, Bronze Star Medal. Entered service as Pvt., July 1942; overseas duty with Military Intelligence Service, ETO. Four Battle Stars for Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe campaigns. Released, November 1945. Appointed 1936.
JOHN BROMHAM HAWES, Lt. Comdr., AV, USNR. Entered service as Lt. (jg), August 1942. Discipline and Training Officer, Naval Flight Preparatory School, Colgate University, July 1943 to October 1944; Administrative Officer, Fighting Squadron , Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, November 1944 to April 1945; overseas duty, Fighting Squadron , NAS, Hilo, T. H., and Naval Air Base, Saipan, April to August 1945; USS Shangri-La, August to October 1945. Promoted to Lt., October 1943, to Lt. Comdr., October 1945. Inactive duty, January 1946. Instructor, 1933-36; re-appointed 1989. P.A. '28.
HERBERT LEIGH KINSOLVING, Lt. Col., AUS, Army Commendation Ribbon. Entered service as Capt., June 1942, and assigned to duty as Instructor in Mathematics, U. S. Military Academy, 1942 to 1946. Promoted to Maj., July 1948, to Lt. Col., June 1946. Released, October 1946. Instructor, 1936-47.
ANTON KISHON, 2nd Lt., AUS. Entered service as Pvt., March 1944, and assigned to duty for Radio Training, Camp Crowder, Missouri; commissioned 2nd Lt.; Radio Officer, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Physicist, Instrument Research Department, Langley Field, Virginia, Released, 1945. Instructor, 1942-1944.
JOSEPH THISTLE LAMBIE, Lt. Comdr., USNR, Nary Commendation Ribbon. Entered service as Lt. (jg), June 1942. Ordnance and Gunnery Officer, NAS, St. Simon Island, Georgia, October 1949 to May 1943, and Administrative Officer, May 1943 to May 1944; Aide to Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington, D. C., June 1944 to December 1945. Promoted to Lt., May 1943, to Lt. Comdr., October 1945. Inactive duty, February 1946. Instructor, 1936-1937. P.A. '30. Brother in service: James M. Lambie, Jr., Lt., USNR, P.A. '33.
PAUL LACHLAN MACKENDRICK, Lt., USNR. Entered service as Ens., December 1941, and assigned to duty as Editor, Zone IV, 1st Naval District, Intelligence Officer, January to May 1942; overseas service as Assistant Naval Observer, Fortaleza, Brazil, June 1942 to January 1948; Communications Watch Officer, 1st Naval District, Boston, February to April 1943; Communications Watch Officer, USS Ancon, Atlantic Fleet, May to August 1943; Assistant Intelligence Officer, Advanced Base H, Norfolk, Virginia, September 1943 to February 1944; Civil Liaison Officer, Staff of Commander US Naval Forces, Azores, March 1944 to October 1945. Special duty as Communication Officer and Italian Interpreter, invasion of Sicily, July 1943. One Star for invasion of Sicily. Promoted to Lt. (jg), March 1948, to Lt., April 1944. Inactive duty, December 1945. Two Letters of Commendation. Instructor, 1938-1942.
T. INGLIS MOORE, Maj., Australian Imperial Forces. Enlisted in the 2/9 Field Regiment, 8th Division, July 1940, with rank of Gunner. Transferred to Australian Army Education Service, Hq., Eastern Command, April 1941, with commission of Lt.; promoted to Capt.; transferred as Education Officer, Hq. 1st Australian Army, September 1942; Education Officer, Hq., 7th Australian Division, April 1943; Deputy Assistant Director, Army Education Service, Hq. 1st Australian Corps, with rank of Maj., October 1943; overseas service in New Guinea with 7th Australian Division and Hq., 1st Australian Corps, 1943 to 1944. Inactive duty, January 1945. Instructor, 1926-1927.
LUTHER MUS NOSS, T/Sgt., USAAF. Entered service as Pvt., June 1943, and assigned to Intelligence Section of 73rd Bombardment Wing Hq., with service overseas, Saipan, October 1944 to October 1945. Stars for air offensive against Japan, Western Pacific, Eastern Mandates, Ryukyu Islands. Promoted to Cpl., October 1948, to Sgt., December 1943, to S/Sgt., April 1944, to T/Sgt., November 1944. Released, October 1945. Instructor, 1934-1935.
ELIOT EDSON OVERDORF, Lt. Comdr., USNR. Entered service as Lt., August 1942; Instructor, Air Corps Training Center, Newport, Rhode Island, and Pacific Beach, Washington, 1949 to 1943; Assistant Professor of Naval Science and Tactics, NROTC Unit, The Rice Institute, Houston, Texas; Instructor in Naval Administration & Law, Ordnance and Gunnery, June 1943 to August 1945. Promoted to Lt. Comdr., July 1945. Inactive duty, October 1945. Instructor, 1927-1928.
MINER THROOP PATTON, Lt., USNR. Entered service as Lt. (jg), August 1943, and assigned to duty as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Caribbean Sea Frontier Headquarters, April 1944 to August 1945; Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Personnel Officer, USN Fleet Training Center, Boston, Massachusetts, September 1945 to January 1946; Department Head, Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Unit, Cuba, January to June 1946. Promoted to Lt., December 1944. Inactive duty, August 1946. Instructor, 1933-1935.
FREDERICK ALMON PETERSON, JR., Lt. Comdr., USNR. Entered service as Ens., September 1941. Assigned to duty with Office of Director of Naval Communications, Washington, D. C., 1941-1943; Gunnery Officer aboard USS Tinsman, Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, April 1944 to October 1945. Battle Stars for Pacific and Philippine Theaters. Promoted to Lt. (jg), 1942, to Lt., 1943, to Lt. Comdr., 1945. Inactive duty, January 1946. Navy Unit Commendation. Appointed 1946. P.A. '34.
JOHN EDWARD PETRIE, Lt. (jg), USCGR. Entered service as Cadet, May 1943. Overseas duty as Radar Officer aboard USS General Randall in European, Middle Eastern, and Asiatic Theaters. Battle Star for Algiers action. Commission and promotions to Lt. (jg), October 1945. Inactive duty, April 1946. Instructor, 1941-1942. P.A. '34.
CHARLES HENRY SAWYER, Pfc., AUS, Army Commendation Ribbon. Entered service, June 1943. Overseas duty, US Group Control Commission for Germany, London, August to November 1944; OSS, London, December 1944 to January 1945, Washington, D. C., February 1945 to January 1946, Research Analyst and Consultant, Art Looting Investigation Unit, and Assistant Secretary, American Commission for Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas. Released from Military Service, March 1945. Civilian status until June 1946. Instructor, 1930-1940. P.A. '24.
M. LAWRENCE SHIELDS, Comdr., USNR, Navy Commendation Ribbon. Served in World War I as Sgt., Infantry. Entered service as Lt. Comdr., June 1942; Executive Officer, Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board, Philadelphia, September 1942 to April 1943; Commanding Officer, Argus Unit 7, Port Hueneme, California, May to July 1943; overseas duty as Commanding Officer, Argus Unit 7, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Green Island, July 1943 to July 1944; Commanding Officer, Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 27, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, August 1944 to August 1945. Two Battle Stars for Bougainville and Green Island campaigns. Promoted to Comdr., August 1943. Inactive duty, August 1945. Instructor, 1923-1945. Appointed Alumni Secretary 1945.
RALPH LESLIE SMALL, Lt. Comdr., USNR. Entered service as Lt., June 1942, and assigned to duty with Administrative Command, Composite Air Squadron 9; Personnel Officer, CASU 21, Norfolk, Virginia, January 1943 to April 1944; Executive Officer, CASU 26, Otis Field, Massachusetts, May to November 1944; Officer-in-Charge, NAAF, Grinnell, Florida, December 1944 to March 1945. Promoted to Lt. Comdr., October 1944. Inactive duty, April 1945. Appointed 1945.
JOSEPH STAPLES, Lt. (jg), USNR. Entered service as Ens., August 1943, and assigned to duty at Air Combat Intelligence School, NAS, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, January to March 1944; active sea duty as Air Combat Intelligence Officer, Composite Squadron 99, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, April 1944 to October 1945; participated in attacks on Japanese air bases and naval facilities on Ryukyu Retto and Okinawa. Promoted to Lt. (jg), March 1945. Inactive duty, January 1946. Appointed 1941.
CHARLES HENRY STEVENS, S/Sgt., MC, AUS. Entered service as Pvt., September 1942; overseas duty with 11th Malaria Survey Unit, Algiers and Italy, May 1948 to February 1945; Peninsular Base Section, Medical Section, Italy, February to June 1945; University Training Command and Instructor at GI University in France, June to September 1945. Three Battle Stars for Naples-Foggia, North Apennines, and Rome-Arno campaigns. Promoted to T/5, December 1942, to T/4, May 1945, to S/Sgt., August 1945. Released, November 1945. Appointed 1946.
WALDO EARLE SWEET, S/Sgt., AUS. Entered service as Pvt., February 1943, and assigned to 86th Regiment, US Mountain Troops, Camp Hale, Colorado; Instructor, 10th Reconnaissance Troop, Camp Hale; overseas duty with 436th Field Artillery Group, England, France, Germany, October 1944 to August 1945; Special service, Military Occupation Troops, September to December 1945. Three Battle Stars for Rhineland, and Central Germany campaigns. Promoted to Pfc., August 1943, to Cpl., January 1944, to Sgt., June 1944, to S/Sgt., April 1945. Released, January 1946. Instructor, 1941-1943.
DANIEL TOWER, Cpl., AUS. Entered service as Pvt., January 1944. Assigned to duty as Ship's Clerk, Quartermaster, and Acting Third Mate, U. S. Army Ship Richard R. Arnold. Overseas duty in Pacific Theater, November 1944 to December 1945. Promoted to Cpl., September 1944. Released, January 1946. Instructor, 19381940. PA. '33.
DONALD NUTE TIMBIE, Lt., USNR. Entered service as Ens., November 1941, and assigned to duty with Bureau of Ships, Washington, D. C.; NATTC, Patuxent River, Maryland, February to August 1943; overseas duty as Radar Officer aboard USS Shangri-La and Monterey, Pacific Theater, August 1943 to November 1945. Two Battle Stars for Philippines campaign and Japanese coastal operations. Promoted to Lt. (jg), January 1943, to Lt., July 1945. Inactive duty, January 1946. Instructor, 1939-1941. P.A. '35.
HERBERT HAROLD VREELAND, JR., Col., FA, AUS, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Cluster, Star of Honor (China), Order of the Cloud and Banner (China). Served as Maj. in World War I. Called to active duty as Col., June 1941, and assigned to Historical Section, Army War College, Washington, D. C.; FARTC, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as student, Inspector and Commanding Officer, 8th Training Regiment, March 1941 to March 1943; Chief of Staff, 75th FA Brigade, Second Armored Corps, Camp Roberts, California, March to August 1943; overseas service as Senior Liaison Officer with 52nd Chinese Army, October 1943 to February 1944; Senior Ground Force Officer, attached to 69th Wing, 14th Air Force, China Theater, February to December 1944; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-l, with Chinese Third Army Group Command, Kweiyang-Liuchow-Shanghai, December 1944 to October 1945; Senior Officer in command of American troops and activities, Liuchow and Kweilin offensives, June to August 1945. Inactive duty, May 1946. Sons in service: Herbert H. Vreeland III, Capt., FA, AUS, Bronze Star Medal, Order of the Cloud and Banner, P.A. '37; John B. Vreeland, Capt., FA, AUS, P.A. '39; Dirck Van R. Vreelaad, S/Sgt., AUS, Purple Heart, P.A. '41. Instructor, 1914-1916.
NORMAN ETIENNE VUILLEUMIER, Pvt., AUS. Entered service, September 1941. Assigned to duty in Personnel Section, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Released, September 1943. Instructor, 1938-1947. P.A. '31.
THOMPSON WEBB, JR., Lt., USNR. Entered service as Ens., May 1941, and assigned to USNR Midshipmen's School, Northwestern University; overseas duty as Communications Watch Officer aboard USS Nassau, South Pacific and Aleutian Islands, July 1941 to October 1943; Assistant Communications Officer and Signal Officer aboard USS Nehenta Bay, Marianas and Philippines, December 1943 to May 1945. Stars for Attu, Marianas, Western Carolines, Leyte, and Luzon operations. Promoted to Lt. (jg), April 1943, to Lt., June 1944. Inactive duty, September 1945. Instructor, 1940-1941.
STEPHEN WHITNEY, 1st Lt., USAAF, Army Commendation Ribbon. Entered service as Pvt., September 1943, and assigned to 156th Armored Signal Company, Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; Pvt., Hq. Detachment, OSS, Washington, D. C., December 1943; OCS, San Antonio, Texas, and commissioned 2nd Lt., USAAF, May 1945, and attached to Hq. and Hq. Detachment, OSS, Washington, D. C. Promoted to 1st Lt., November 1945. Inactive duty, April 1946. Appointed 1936.
HENRY ARTHUR WICKSTEAD, Maj., The Gloucestershire Regiment. Entered service as Pvt., Royal Fusiliers, September 1940, and commissioned 2nd Lt., December 1940; overseas service in North Africa, January to July 1943, Greece, August 1943 to December 1944, Palestine, February 1945 to March 1946. Parachuted into Greece on special mission, August 1943 to December 1944, as Liaison Officer to Greek guerrilla troops. Promoted to Capt., November 1941, to Maj., May 1943. Released, April 1946. Instructor, 1936-1937.
ROBERT BEDFORD WOOLSEY, 1st Lt., US AAF. Entered service as Pvt., December 1941; Link Trainer Instructors' School, Chanute Field, Illinois, February to April 1943; Classification Specialist, Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York, May to August 1943; Special Instructor in Military Administrative Procedure, Hq., Boston Fighter Wing, August to October 1943; OCS, Miami Beach, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and commissioned 2nd Lt., February 1944; Assistant Statistical Control Officer, March Field, California, March to November 1944; Staff Statistical Control Officer, Muroc AAF, California, December 1944 to October 1945, and with 475th AAF Rescue Group, San Francisco, November 1945 to February 1946. Promoted to 1st Lt., March 1945. Inactive duty, May 1946. Commendation Letter. Instructor, 1939-1946.
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|AAB||Army Air Base|
|AACS||Army Airways Communications System|
|AAFSAT||Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics|
|AAFFTC||Army Air Force Technical Training Command|
|AARTC||Anti-aircraft Replacement Training Center|
|AATC||Anti-aircraft Training Center|
|ACC||Air Center Commander Allied Control Commission|
|ACI||Air Combat Intelligence|
|ACORN||An airfield assembly designed to construct, operate and maintain an advanced landplane and seaplane base and provide facilities for operations.|
|ACofS||Assistant Chief of Staff|
|AETM||Aviation Electronic Electrian's Mate|
|AFRTC||Armored Force Replacement Training Center|
|AFS||American Field Service|
|AGD||Adjutant General's Department|
|AGFRD||Army Ground Force Replacement Depot|
|AIS||Air Intelligence Service|
|AMM||Aviation Machinist's Mate|
|AMMF||Aviation Machinist's Mate, Flight Engineer|
|Argus||Shore-based Fighter Director Unit|
|ART||Aviation Radio Technician|
|ARTC||Artillery Replacement Training Center|
|ASC||Air Service Command|
|ASF||Army Service Forces|
|ASTP||Army Specialized Training Program|
|ATC||Air Transport Command|
|ATE,||Ocean Tug, Rescue|
|ATS||Air Transport Service|
|ATSC||Air Technical Service Command|
|AUS||Army of the United States|
|AVS||Aviation Supply Ship|
|AWS-2||Air Warning Squadron|
|CAC||Coast Artillery Corps|
|CASU||Carrier Aircraft Service Unit---keeps planes flying---and an ACORN keeps pilots flying.|
|CBM||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
|CE||Corps of Engineers|
|CEC||Civil Engineer Corps (USNR)|
|CMP||Corps of Military Police|
|ComBatRon||Commander Battleship Squadron|
|CWS||Chemical Warfare Service|
|DCNO||Deputy Chief of Naval Operations|
|DM||Light Mine Layer|
|EAC||Eastern Air Command|
|EDC||Eastern Defense Command|
|BE & RM||Elementary Electrical and Radio Material (training school)|
|RIE||Enemy Installations Expert|
|ERC||Enlisted Reserve Corps|
|ERTC||Engineer Replacement Training Center|
|ETM||Electronic Technician's Mate|
|ETO||European Theater of Operations|
|EXOS||Executive Office of the Secretary of the Navy|
|F||Fireman (also designates fighting plane)|
|FARTC||Field Artillery Replacement Training Center|
|FATC||Field Artillery Training Center|
|FC||Fire Control, Fire Controlman|
|FDS||Fighter Director Ship|
|FMF||Fleet Marine Force|
|G-5||Psychological Warfare Branch, Army|
|G-6||Civil Affairs Division, Army|
|GSC||General Staff Corps|
|GSO II||General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (British Army)|
|I and E||Information and Education|
|IGD||Inspector General's Department|
|IRTC||Infantry Replacement Training Center|
|JAGD||Judge Advocate General's Department|
|JASCO||Joint Assault Signal Company|
|LION||Large advance base unit consisting of all personnel and material necessary for the establishment of a major, all-purpose naval base. Made up of components which enable the base to perform voyage repairs and to repair minor battle damage to a major portion of a fleet.|
|LORAN||Long Range Radio Aid to Navigation|
|LSMR||Landing Ship, Medium (Rocket)|
|MAC||Medical Administrative Corps|
|MAG||Marine Aircraft Group|
|MCAS||Marine Corps Air Station|
|MEIU||Middle East Interpretation Unit|
|MM 1/c||Machinist's Mate 1/c|
|MOMM||Motor Machinist's Mate|
|MTBRon||Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron|
|MTBSTC||Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center|
|MT/Sgt||Master Technical Sgt.|
|NAAS||Naval Auxiliary Air Station|
|NAGS||Naval Air Gunner's School|
|NANS||Naval Air Navigation School|
|NAS||Naval Air Station|
|NATOUSA||North African Theater of Operations, United States Army|
|NATS||Naval Air Transport Service|
|NATTC||Naval Air Technical Training Center|
|NCAC||Northern Combat Area Command|
|NCDT & E Base||Naval Combat Demolition Training and Experimental Base|
|NOB||Naval Operating Base|
|NRAB||Naval Reserve Aviation Base|
|NSD||Naval Supply Depot|
|NTS||Naval Training Station|
|OCS||Officer Candidate School|
|OMG||Office of Military Government|
|OSRD||Office of Scientific Research and Development|
|OSS||Office of Strategic Services|
|PBM||Naval Patrol Bomber|
|PBY||Twin-engine Navy patrol plane|
|PC||Patrol Vessel, Submarine Chaser|
|PCE||Patrol Vessel, Escort|
Provost Marshal Genera
|RAF||Royal Air Force|
|RCAF||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|RNZAF||Royal New Zealand Air Force|
|RTO||Railroad Transportation Officer|
|SACO||Sino-American Cooperation Group|
|S-1||Personnel Section Military Intelligence|
|S-3||Operations & Training Section|
|S-4||Supply & Evacuation Section|
|SC (511)||Submarine Chaser (511)|
|SCTC||Submarine Chaser Training Center|
|SHAEF||Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force|
|SI||U.S.N.R. Officer, Intelligence duties|
|SOS||Services of Supply|
|SpA||Specialist, Physical Training Instructor|
|SWPA||Southwest Pacific Area|
|TAC||Tactical Air Corps|
|TBF||Single-engine Navy torpedo-bomber|
|TCC||Troop Carrier Command|
|T/4||Technician 4th Grade|
|USAAF||United States Army Air Forces|
|USAFICPA||U. S. Army Forces in the Central Pacific Area|
|USAT||United States Army Transport|
|USCGTS||U. S. Coast Guard Training Station|
|USNAS||U. S. Naval Air Station|
|USNOB||U. S. Naval Operating Base|
|USCGAS||U. S. Coast Guard Air Station|
|USMA||U. S. Military Academy|
|VMF||Marine Fighter Squadron|
|VO||District Barge, Fuel Oil|
|VP||Navy Patrol Squadron|
|VPB||Patrol bombing plane|
|WPB||War Production Board|
|YMS||District Motor Mine Sweeper|
|YP||District Patrol Vessel|