ADM Albert Gallatin Noble

ADM Albert Gallatin Noble

Birth
Preston, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Death 22 Feb 1980 (aged 84)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section 6 Lot 1227
Memorial ID 59565628 · View Source
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US Navy Admiral. Born in Preston, Texas, his family moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma when he was young. After graduating from Ardmore High School in 1913, he received an appointment to attend the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the Academy in 1917 and was commissioned an ensign in March of that year and was assigned to the battleship USS Delaware. In November 1921 he was accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge, Massachusetts and in June 1923 he received a degree of Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In June 1924 he was assigned to the battleship USS Florida. The following September he was appointed as aide to the Commander of the Antares-class cargo ship USS Procyon and in July 1930 he was assigned to the destroyer USS Pruitt for duty as Executive Officer. From June 1931 until May 1933 he served as aide and flag secretary on the staff of Commander, Cruiser Division 3, Scouting Force assigned to the light cruiser USS Omaha. In 1935 he became the commander of the destroyer USS Dallas, and in July 1936 he became the commander of the destroyer USS Cassin until June 1937. During World War II he was promoted to the rank of rear admiral served as commander of Aitape Attack Force in April 1944, commanded a Naval Attack Group during the Battle of Wakde, Netherlands New Guinea, in May 1944, and was commander of Amphibious Group Eight, during operations against enemy forces in Mindanao, Philippines and Balikpapan, Borneo in mid-1945. After World War II was over, he returned to the US and retired from the US Navy at the rank of vice admiral in October 1951, with almost 34 years of continuous military service. Upon his retirement he was promoted to the rank of admiral on being specially commended for performance of duty in actual combat, by an Act of Congress dated March 4, 1925. Among his military decorations and awards include Navy Cross (for meritorious performance at the Battle of Wadke), the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit with three gold stars and combat "V" device. He died in Washington DC at the age of 84.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for ADM Albert Gallatin Noble (14 Dec 1895–22 Feb 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59565628, citing United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .