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RADM Norman Scott

RADM Norman Scott

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 53)
At Sea
Cenotaph Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Memorial ID 8173574 · View Source
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WW II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1911. Promoted Rear Admiral in May 1942, he was sent to the south Pacific, where he commanded a fire support group during the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in early August 1942. On October 11th and 12th 1942, he commanded a cruiser-destroyer force in the Battle of Cape Esperance, the U.S. Navy's first surface victory of the campaign. On November 13, 1942, he was second in command during the initial night action of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. In that brutal fight he was killed in action when his flagship, the light cruiser U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-51), was fatally damaged by Japanese gunfire and torpedoes. For his "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous intrepidity" in the October and November 1942 battles, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for RADM Norman Scott (10 Aug 1889–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8173574, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Find A Grave .