Robert Lee Ghormley

Robert Lee Ghormley

Birth
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 21 Jun 1958 (aged 74)
Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 30, Grave 1055-A
Memorial ID 7364410 · View Source
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United States Naval Officer. A 1906 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he saw action in the Nicaraguan campaign of 1912 and World War I. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1938 and Vice Admiral in 1941, he was appointed Commander of the South Pacific Forces in charge of planning and execution of the invasion of the Solomon Islands in 1942. From 1943 to 1944 he was commander of the Hawaiian Sea Frontier, and in 1945 he was Commander of United States Naval forces in German waters. He retired in 1946.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 18 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7364410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lee Ghormley (15 Oct 1883–21 Jun 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7364410, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .