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Full Text Citations For Award of
 
The Navy Cross to Members of the US Navy
 World War 1 
1298 Total Awards

Administrative Awards

A total of 157 Navy Crosses were awarded for distinguished service in leadership, administrative, and other support roles during World War I.

 

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ACKERSON, JAMES L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James L. Ackerson, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while detailed for service with the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, in charge of Emergency Fleet ship construction, discharging his duties with great ability and success in many difficult situations.

ALMY, EDMUND D.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Force Engineer Officer, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edmund D. Almy, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as force engineer officer of Cruiser and Transport Forces.

ALTHOUSE, ADELBERT
Captain, U.S. Navy
Chief of Staff, U.S. Asiatic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Adelbert Althouse, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptional meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as chief of staff to commander in chief U.S. Asiatic Fleet, and commanding officer U.S. flagship Brooklyn.

ANDERSON, MILTON H.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (France)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Milton H. Anderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished and valuable service on the staff of the commander, U.S. Naval forces in France.

AULD, GEORGE P.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Chief Accountant, Accountancy Division, U.S. Navy Department
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George P. Auld, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as chief accountant of the Navy, in charge of the Accountancy Division, in which capacity he prepared an up-to-date accounting system, based on the latest and most scientific principles, and handled with marked ability the many cost-accounting problems brought about by war conditions. Commander Auld negotiated great numbers of contracts and settled numerous controversies between contractors and the Navy Department

BABCOCK, C. J.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to C. J. Babcock, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on the staff of the commander of the United States Naval forces operating in European waters.

BAKENHUS, REUBEN C.
Captain (CEC), U.S. Navy
Assistant Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Reuben C. Bakenhus, Captain (CEC), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Assistant Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks, and as assistant manager of the division of ship yard plants of the Emergency Fleet Corporation.

BAKER, ASHER C.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Asher C. Baker, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in connection with a great variety of important activities in France, in association and co-operation with United States military, civil, and diplomatic officials and with the French authorities, especially in matters relating to the arrival and transportation of United States troops and supplies. Also as a naval representative on the staff of the commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Forces.

BEACH, EDWARD LATIMER, SR.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Torpedo Station (Newport, RI)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edward Latimer Beach, Sr., Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island.

BELKNAP, CHARLES, JR.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Director, Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Office of Naval Operations
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles Belknap, Jr., Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Director of Naval Overseas Transportation Service in the Office of Naval Operations in connection with the taking over and developing and operating a large mercantile fleet for war purposes.

BENNETT, ERNEST L.
Captain, U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy Department
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ernest L. Bennett, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in charge of the training of enlisted men. Under his administration, this vitally important work was so efficiently planned and executed that hundreds of thousands of raw recruits were added to the effective force of the Navy with the result that every vessel was fully manned when ready for commissioning.

BEURET, JOHN D.
Captain (CC), U.S. Navy

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John D. Beuret, Captain (CC), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as officer in charge of repairs to naval vessels during the war and of the conversion for naval purposes of vessels taken over by the Navy. In particular, he had charge of planning the conversion of vessels of the mine-laying force in connection with the North Sea barrage.

BILLINGS, ASA W. K.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy RF
Construction Supervisor, Naval Air Stations (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Asa W. K. Billings, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as officer in charge of the supervision of construction work of naval air stations in Europe.

BINGHAM, DONALD C.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Fleet Gunnery Officer, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Donald C. Bingham, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as fleet gunnery officer of the Atlantic Fleet.

BLAMER, DEWITT
Captain, U.S. Navy
Chief of Staff to the Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to DeWitt Blamer, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Chief of Staff to Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force.

BOETCHER, ARTHUR H.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy RF
Aviation Section, Bureau of Ordnance
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Arthur H. Boetcher, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as officer in charge of the aviation section of the Bureau of Ordnance.

BOUSCH, CLIFFORD J.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Navy Yard (Portsmouth, NH)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Clifford J. Bousch, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H.

BOYD, DAVID F.
Captain, U.S. Navy
District Commander, Cherbourg, France
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to David F. Boyd, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as district commander, Cherbourg, and naval port officer, Le Havre, and later as Senior Naval Officer at Spalato, where through his prompt, decided and tactful action and his readiness to assume responsibility. Captain Boyd averted a clash between Italian and Serbian troops which but for his intervention would have resulted in a serious and very embarrassing international complication as well as in the loss of many lives.

BRECK, EDWARD
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy RF
Special Agent and Attaché, U.S. Navy Department
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edward Breck, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for dangerous and distinguished service in the line of his profession as special agent in Brazil and Argentina, and later as Naval Attaché at Lisbon, where he established a valuable service information throughout Portugal.

BRISCOE, BENJAMIN
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Chief of Assembly and Repair Section, US Naval Aviation
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Benjamin Briscoe, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Chief of Assembly and Repair Section, Naval Aviation, Foreign Service.

BRISTOL, ARTHUR L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Flag Secretary, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Arthur L. Bristol, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as flag secretary on staff of commander Cruiser and Transport Force and also temporarily as acting chief of staff.

BRITTAIN, CARLO B.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander, Battleship Force 1, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Carlo B. Brittain, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander, Division 1, Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet.

BRYAN, GEORGE S.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Flag Secretary and Fleet Engineering Officer, U.S. Asiatic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George S. Bryan, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Aide, Flag Secretary and Fleet Engineer Officer on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Asiatic Fleet, and later as Assistant in charge of the Material Division of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, involving complicated problems of co-ordination in out-fitting, alterations and repairs, and upkeep of vessels in that service, and of liaison with the U. S. Army and the U. S. Shipping Board.

BULMER, BAYARD T.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Aviation Repair Base (Eastleigh, England)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Bayard T. Bulmer, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S. naval aviation repair base, Eastleigh, England, which was organized, developed, and completed with exceptional efficiency under Commander Bulmer's direction.

BURD, GEORGE E.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Industrial Manager, Navy Yard (New York, NY)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George E. Burd, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as industrial manager of the Navy Yard, New York.

CARHART, JOSEPH C.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy RF
Squadron Commander, Fifth Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Joseph C. Carhart, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Squadron Commander of the mine-sweeping force of the Fifth Naval District. In organizing, operating and commanding the mine sweepers, Lieutenant Carhart displayed marked ability and excellent judgment.

CARTER, ANDREW F.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Aide, Chief of Naval Operations
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Andrew F. Carter, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as aid to Chief of Naval Operation in suggesting and initiating plans, both of organization and of operation, and securing and tabulating information; for zeal, energy, and executive ability in the discharge of all of his varied duties, and for tact and courtesy in his relation with officers and others of our own and foreign nationalities.

CASKEY, GARDINER L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Assistant, Bureau of Ordnance
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Gardiner L. Caskey, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as assistant in the Bureau of Ordnance in charge of the supply and distribution of powder and other explosives. Through his wise and far-seeing initiative and his able and energetic administration, an abundant supply of powder and explosives was on hand at the beginning of the war and the supply was maintained, and so efficiently distributed that ammunition was available at all times to meet the rapidly expanding demands, not only of the Navy, but of great numbers of auxiliaries and merchant vessels armed by the Navy.

CAUSEY, WILLIAM I., JR.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Submarine Detachment (Azores Islands)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William I. Causey, Jr., Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer submarine detachment, Azores Islands.

CLARK, RENSSELAER W.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Ordnance Officer, Navy Yard (New York, NY)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Rensselaer W. Clark, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as officer in charge of the ordnance department of the New York Navy Yard, where he was charged with the many problems connected with the arming of merchant vessels and of the installation of broadside director firing on battleships.

COBB, OLIVER E.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy RF
Aide, Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Northern Russia)
Date of Action: August 1918 - February 1919
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Oliver E. Cobb, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession attached to U.S. Naval Forces in northern Russia, and as aid on the staff of commander U.S. Naval Forces in Northern Russia.

COBURN, FRED G.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Manager, Naval Aircraft Factory (Philadelphia, PA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Fred G. Coburn, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as manager of the naval aircraft factory at Philadelphia, in which capacity he showed exceptional organizing and executive ability with the result that the aircraft factory. Starting with nothing in August, 1917, Commander Coburn began regular construction of the largest type of aircraft in April, 1918, and within a year from the time of undertaking the enterprise was in full production, with a force not 5 per cent of whom had any previous experience with aircraft. In the early part of 1918 it was undertaken to quadruple the capacity of the factory and this undertaking was carried through successfully and with the greatest energy.

COOPER, GEORGE F.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Fourth Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George F. Cooper, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Fourth Naval District till February 8, 1918, and then as chief of staff to commandant, Fourth Naval District.

COWIE, THOMAS J.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy Department
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Thomas J. Cowie, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in connection with naval subscriptions to the third, fourth, and fifth Liberty loans. Through his able, vigorous and indefatigable efforts the naval subscriptions to these loans reached a total far beyond what could have been anticipated and placed the Navy easily in the lead of all other groups with which it could properly be compared.

CROSLEY, WALTER S.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, US Navy
Date of Action: April 1918
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Walter S. Crosley, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché at Petrograd, and for conducting a party of Americans out of Russia in April, 1918, under difficult and trying conditions. Later, from March 1918, to the conclusion of the war, as Naval Attaché at Madrid, Captain Crosley's services were of a high order.

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DANENHOWER, SLOAN
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy RF
U.S.S. Favorite
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Sloan Danenhower, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as wreck master on board the salvage vessel, U.S.S. Favorite, in which capacity he performed exceptionally valuable and meritorious service especially in the salvage of the Westward Ho, Westbridge, Mount Vernon, Conner, and Murray.

DAVISON, F. TRUBEE
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy RF
Yale Aviation Unit, First Naval Reserve Flying Corps
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to F. Trubee Davison, Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in the organization of the first Yale aviation unit which formed the nucleus of the first Naval Reserve Flying Corps, from which the U. S. Naval Aviation Force, foreign service, afterwards grew. The efficiency of this group was largely due to the example of loyal and courageous duty set by this officer.

DECKER, BENTON C.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, Madrid, Spain
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Benton C. Decker, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché at Madrid, Spain, where he established an Office of Naval Intelligence through which he kept informed of the movements of all suspicious persons leaving Spain, and by his unceasing vigilance was the means of apprehending and interning many dangerous characters.

DELANO, HARVEY
Commander, U.S. Navy
Inspector, U.S. Naval Gun Factory
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harvey Delano, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility at the Naval Gun Factory, as inspector in charge of the drafting room, engaged in the adaptation of available naval heavy guns for use on land, and especially for his work in producing the design of the 14-inch naval railway battery and the 7-inch naval tractor mount, both of which were used with great effect in land warfare at the fighting front in France.

DILLINGHAM, ALBERT C.
Rear Admiral (Retired), U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Operating Base (Hampton Roads, VA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Albert C. Dillingham, Rear Admiral (Retired), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility, for excellent and thorough work in charge of the development of the Naval Operating Base at Hampton Roads, Virginia. Rear Admiral Dillingham's duties were performed with marked ability and excellent judgment.

DRESSEL, ALGER H.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Aide to the Commander, Azores Detachment
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Alger H. Dressel, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as aid to commander Azores Detachment; also as commanding officer of a destroyer engaged on patrol in the war zone.

DUBOSE, WILLIAM G.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Construction Officer, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William G. DuBose, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession on duty as construction officer, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, and later in connection with the fitting out and repairing of vessels of the fleet. Further, for valuable service in equipping the vessels with mine-protective devices.

DUNBAR, PALMER HALL, JR.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer of Submarines, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Palmer Hall Dunbar, Jr., Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as a commanding officer of submarines engaged in patrolling the United States Atlantic Coast.

DYSON, CHARLES W.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Division of Design, Bureau of Steam Engineering
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles W. Dyson, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in charge of the Division of Design of the Bureau of Steam Engineering, and in immediate charge of work on the design of machinery for destroyers, Eagles, submarine chasers, and mine sweepers, and of the alterations and additions to merchant vessels, yachts, etc., to make them suitable for service with the Navy.

EDWARDS, WALTER ATLEE
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff Officer, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Walter Atlee Edwards, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on the staff of the commander of the United States Naval forces operating in European waters.
Birth: 11/8/1886 - Philadelphia, PA
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Peace Time Award)

ELLYSON, THEODORE G.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Assistant for Operations, Submarine Chaser Detachment 1
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Theodore G. Ellyson, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as assistant for operations to commander Submarine Chaser Detachment 1, and was largely responsible for the development of successful subchaser tactics and doctrine.

FABBRI, ALLESANDRO
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy RF
Radio Receiving Station, Otter Cliffs, ME
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Allesandro Fabbri, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in the development of the radio receiving station at Otter Cliffs, Maine, and the small receiving station at Sea Wall. Under Lieutenant Fabbri's direction, the station was developed from a small, amateur experimental station until at the end of the war it was the most important and the most efficient station in the world.

FECHTELER, AUGUST F.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Division Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to August F. Fechteler, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as division commander of the Atlantic Fleet and later as commandant of the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va.

FERGUSON, JOHN N.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot (Iona Island)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John N. Ferguson, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the naval Ammunition Depot at Iona Island, where, due to his able administration, the facilities were increased and operated so that ammunition was supplied promptly, in spite of the enormous demand made upon it. A depth charge loading plant was established, which loaded most of the depth charges used by our naval forces.

FISHER, CHARLES W.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Aide to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (France)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles W. Fisher, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Aide on the staff of the commander, U. S. Naval Forces in France.

FRANKLIN, WILLIAM B.
Commander, U.S. Navy RF
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Training Station (Pelham Bay Park, NY)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William B. Franklin, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer of the U. S. Naval Training Station, Pelham Bay Park, New York.

FROST, HOLLOWAY H.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Aide to the Commander, American Patrol Detachment, Seaplane Detachment, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Holloway H. Frost, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Aide to Commander, American Patrol Detachment, Atlantic Fleet, and particularly in the development of the Tactics of surface vessels and aircraft in combined operations against submarines.

FULLAM, WILLIAM F.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Reserve Force, USN Pacific Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William F. Fullam, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander of the Reserve Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, and senior officer in command of the Pacific Station during the absence of the commander-in-chief in the South Atlantic

FURER, JULIUS A.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Supply Division, Bureau of Construction and Repair
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Julius A. Furer, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as officer in charge of the supply division of the Bureau of Construction and Repair and of matters pertaining to small vessels, including the design and construction of over 450 110-foot sub. chasers, the building of which was distributed among a large number of firms, none of whom had any experience with Navy work. The successful accomplishment of this work was largely due to the initiative and executive ability of Commander Furer.

FYFFE, JOSEPH
Captain, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Joseph Fyffe, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as fleet paymaster on the staff of the commander in chief of the U. S. Pacific Fleet.

GADE, JOHN A.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John A. Gade, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché at Copenhagen, Denmark, where he developed sources of information which were most valuable to the commander of naval forces operating in European waters and to the Naval Information Division of the British Admiralty.

GEORGE, HARRY
Captain (Retired), U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Navy Yard, (Mare Island, CA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harry George, Captain (Retired), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Navy Yard, Mare Island, California.

GILL, WILLIAM A.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
President, Board of Inspection and Survey
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William A. Gill, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as president of the Board of Inspection and Survey in connection with the inspection of naval units, etc.

GILLIS, IRVIN V.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, Peking, China
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Irvin V. Gillis, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché at Peking, China, in which capacity his knowledge of the language enabled him to render special service in Intelligence work and in obtaining information concerning various matters of great importance to the Government.

GLEASON, HENRY M.
Captain (CC), U.S. Navy
Hull Division, Navy Yard, (Mare Island, CA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Henry M. Gleason, Captain (CC), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as head of the hull division, Mare Island Navy Yard, where, under his direction a new record was made in the construction of destroyers and submarines.

GLENNON, JAMES H.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Division Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James H. Glennon, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as division commander of the Atlantic Fleet.

GOULD, JAY
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy RF
Aide to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Northern Russia)
Date of Action: August 1918 - February 1919
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Jay Gould, Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession attached to U.S. Naval Forces in the waters of northern Russia and as aid on staff of commander of this force. He was under fire upon several occasions.

GRADY, RONAN C.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Aide to the Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ronan C. Grady, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as aide to commander U. S. Submarine Forces in European waters and temporarily in command of submarine forces during the illness of the permanent commander.

GRAYSON, CARY T.
Rear Admiral (MC), U.S. Navy
Personal Physician, President of the United States
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Cary T. Grayson, Rear Admiral (MC), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as physician and aide to the President of the United States during the war.

GRIFFIN, ROBERT M.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Anti-Submarine Section
Date of Action: World War I
Synopsis:
The Navy Cross is presented to Robert M. Griffin, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in the anti-submarine section (overseas).

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HALSTEAD, ALEXANDER S.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Board of Appraisal for Merchant Vessels
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Alexander S. Halstead, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as senior member, Board of Appraisal for Merchant Vessels and later in command of United States Naval Forces on French coast.

HANCOCK, JOHN M.
Commander (SC), U.S. Navy
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John M. Hancock, Commander (SC), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in connection with the expansion and administration of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts and in maintaining liaison with outside organizations associated with the bureau in the work of supplying the Navy.

HARRILL, WILLIAM K
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William K Harrill, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession. During the mine laying operations in the North Sea, Lieutenant Harrill, as aide on my staff was responsible for the maintenance and operation of radio and signal communications of the mine laying vessels and naval vessels arriving in the north of Scotland. His energy, zeal, and foresight enabled the vessels to adjust themselves to the new conditions of operations and adopt the foreign codes and ciphers without mishap or interruption. On account of my very small staff it was necessary to utilize this officer for much additional duty in connection with the planning and execution of the mine-laying operations. Later, during the mine sweeping operations as the senior officer present on my staff, he was charged with the details of the administration of a force consisting of 50 to 75 vessels. His devotion, zeal, and relentless efforts in this responsible position highly merit the award recommended.

HARRIS, FREDERICK R.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Frederick R. Harris, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks.

HELM, JAMES M.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Fourth Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James M. Helm, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Fourth Naval District.

HICKS, THOMAS H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Aide For Supply, Fifth Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Thomas H. Hicks, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service while aide for supply, Fifth Naval District, and Operating Base, Hampton Roads. Captain Hicks organized and handled work in connection with supplies for the District and Fleet, and for Transports from Hampton Roads, with marked resourcefulness and tenacity. Also as member of the Board of Control, War Construction Activities of the District, he handled difficult questions of transportation of materials and labor, and problems of power, light, ferry and streetcar service.

HILTON, JAMES C.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James C. Hilton, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in connection with the expansion and administration of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts to meet the demands of war and in maintaining the liaison with outside organizations associated with the bureau in the work of supplying the Navy.

HINES, HAROLD K.
Captain (Retired), U.S. Navy
Liaison, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of Action: December 6, 1917
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harold K. Hines, Captain (Retired), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as senior United States Naval officer at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in efficient and harmonious co-operation with British officials, and especially in assistance rendered ashore and afloat following the disastrous explosion at Halifax Harbor on December 6, 1917

HOOGEWERFF, JOHN A.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander, Battleship Force 1, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John A. Hoogewerff, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander, Division 1, Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet.

HORNE, FREDERICK J.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, Tokyo, Japan
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Frederick J. Horne, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché, Tokyo, Japan, in which capacity he had remarkable success in establishing and maintaining friendly relations with the Japanese authorities in supplying valuable information to the Office of Naval Intelligence and to the commander in chief of the Asiatic Fleet. Commander Horne also performed extremely meritorious service in connection with the purchase and building of ships in Japan for the United States Government.

HUNSAKER, JEROME C.
Commander (CC), U.S. Navy
Aircraft Division, Bureau of Construction and Repair
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Jerome C. Hunsaker, Commander (CC), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in charge of the Aircraft Division of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, in which position he showed ability unsurpassed in the United States as an aircraft designer as well, as great organizing and executive ability in expanding and handling a large force. The successful development of naval aircraft was due largely to the ability and industry of this officer.

INGERSOLL, ROYAL E.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Communication Office, U.S. Navy Department
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Royal E. Ingersoll, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished seryice in the line of his profession in organizing, developing, and administering the Communication Office of the Navy Department.

INGRAM, JONAS HOWARD
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Flag Lieutenant, Staff of the Commander, Division 9, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Jonas Howard Ingram, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Flag Lieutenant on the staff of the Commander of Division Nine, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, which operated with the British Grand fleet as the 6th Battle Squadron.
Birth: 10/15/1887 - Jeffersonville, IN
Home Town: Jeffersonville, IN
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Vera Cruz)

IRWIN, NOBLE EDWARD
Captain, U.S. Navy
Director, U.S. Naval Aviation Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Noble Edward Irwin, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Director of Naval Aviation in connection with the development, building, and operation of the Naval Air Service for war purposes.
Birth: 9/29/1869 - Greenfield, OH
Home Town: Greenfield, OH

JACKSON, RICHARD H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, Paris, France
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Richard H. Jackson, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché and liaison officer at Paris, France.

JAYNE, JOSEPH L.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander, Battleship Force 1, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Joseph L. Jayne, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commander, Division 3, Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet.

JOHNSTON, MARBURY
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander, Squadron 2, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Marbury Johnston, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander of Squadron 2 of the cruiser force.

KEARNEY, THOMAS A.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Naval Ammunition Depot (St. Juliens Creek)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Thomas A. Kearney, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of naval ammunition depot, St. Juliens Creek, where he had the task of providing and arming merchantmen and the auxiliaries as well as the Atlantic Fleet, and where he was further charged with the erection of the first mine-loading plant ever developed in the United States and with the operation of the plant.

KEISER, CARL E.
Ensign, U.S. Navy RF
Aide to the Commander, 1st Squadron, Submarine Chasers
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Carl E. Keiser, Ensign, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as aide to the commander of the 1st squad of submarine chasers, engaged in the important, exacting, and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters of the war zone and operating against enemy submarines.

KING, ERNEST JOSEPH
Captain, U.S. Navy
Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ernest Joseph King, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as assistant chief of staff of the Atlantic Fleet.
Birth: 11/23/1878 - Lorain, OH
Home Town: Lorain, OH

KLINE, GEORGE W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
President, Board of Inspection and Survey
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George W. Kline, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service as president of the Board of Inspection and Survey.

KNOX, DUDLEY W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Dudley W. Knox, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on the staff of the commander of the United States Naval forces operating in European waters.

KOEHLER, HUGO W.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Hugo W. Koehler, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession for duty in connection with preparation of submarine chasers for duty in the war zone and subsequently their operation in the Irish Sea and off the coast of Ireland.

KOESTER, OSCAR W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Assistant, Bureau of Steam Engineering
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Oscar W. Koester, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as assistant to the Bureau of Steam Engineering, having under his immediate direction much of the tremendously expanded business of the bureau and specifically the supervision of repairs to the machinery of German ships. In addition to the above Captain Koester had charge of extensive works of construction and expansion of supply plants to adapt them for naval use, and was in charge of the bureau organization for taking over all merchant ships, patrol vessels, etc. and for the equipment thereof.

KURTZ, THOMAS R.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Operations Aide, U.S. Naval Forces (France)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Thomas R. Kurtz, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as operations aide, United States Naval Forces in France.

LACKEY, HENRY E.
Captain, U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Ordnance Proving Ground
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Henry E. Lackey, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a position of great responsibility in charge of the naval ordnance proving ground and powder factory, in handling and testing the great amount of ordnance material with which that station was called upon to deal, so rapidly as to maintain a constant flow of absolutely necessary material to the service.

LAND, EMORY S.
Commander (CC), U.S. Navy

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Emory S. Land, Commander (CC), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in connection with the design and construction of submarines and for work in the war zone.

LANING, HARRIS
Captain, U.S. Navy
Assistant Chief, Bureau of Navigation
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harris Laning, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in charge of the detail of officers of the Navy, and later as Assistant Chief of Bureau of Navigation, in which position he rendered extremely valuable service in working out successfully the great problem of providing and assigning 3,000 new officers of all grades and corps.

 

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MCBRIDE, LEWIS B.
Commander (CC), U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Lewis B. McBride, Commander (CC), U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility on the staff of commander U.S. Naval Forces in European waters, and as United States representative on inter-allied conference for the protection of ships.

MCDONALD, JOHN D.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Navy Yard (New York, NY)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John D. McDonald, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Navy Yards, New York, N. Y.

MCDOWELL, CLYDE S.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Aide to the Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Clyde S. McDowell, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as aide and force electrical officer on the staff of commander submarine force, Atlantic Fleet.

MCELROY, GEORGE W.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Inspector of Machinery, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, MA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George w. McElroy, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Inspector of Machinery of vessels building at the works of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., at Quincy and Squantum, Mass., and boiler plant at Providence, R. I., also of vessels building by George Lawley & Co., South Boston, Mass.

MCNAMEE, LUKE R.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Advisor, Chief of Naval Operations
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Luke R. McNamee, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving with the Chief of Naval Operations as a member of his advisory staff in Paris, France, preliminary to the armistice and during the deliberations incident to the preparation of the naval terms of peace with Germany.

MERRILL, ROBERT T.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Supervisor, Naval Reserve and Overseas Transportation Service
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Robert T. Merrill, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as supervisor Naval Auxiliary Reserve and Naval Overseas Transportation Service.

MOSES, RADFORD
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Repair Base (Queenstown, Ireland)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Radford Moses, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in organizing, equipping and securing personnel and establishing the Repair Base for torpedoes at Queenstown, Ireland, which maintained in operating condition torpedoes for all destroyers in European Waters.

MURPHY, JOSEPH A.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Assistant to the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Joseph A. Murphy, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as assistant to the Chief Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

NEWHALL, THOMAS
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy RF
Assistant Chief of Staff, Fourth Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Thomas Newhall, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in assistance to the commandant of the Fourth Naval District in business matters pertaining to the acquisition of land, etc. Later Lieutenant Commander Newhall was sent to England on special duty in connection with the mine barrage, after which he served as assistant chief of staff of commandant, fourth naval district.

NOYES, LEIGH
Commander, U.S. Navy
Flag Secretary and Fleet Communications Officer, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Leigh Noyes, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as flag secretary and fleet communication officer of the Atlantic Fleet.

OLIVER, JAMES H.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Governor, Territory of the Virgin Islands
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to James H. Oliver, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Governor of the Virgin Islands during the war.

OSTERHAUS, HUGO
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director Of Naval Districts, Office of Naval Operations
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Hugo Osterhaus, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility while serving in the office of Naval Operations as Director of Naval Districts.

PARSONS, ARCHIBALD L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Assistant Chief, Bureau of Yards and Docks
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Archibald L. Parsons, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Assistant Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks, and in charge of the Division of Design, which prepared the plans and specifications for all public works of the Navy.

PEARSON, ROSS C.
Ensign, U.S. Navy RF
Assistant to Commander, Sub Chaser Detachment 1
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ross C. Pearson, Ensign, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as assistant to commander Sub. Chaser Detachment 1, and as hydrophone officer much of the success of the listening devices and the training of officers in their use is due to him.

PENNINGTON, JOHN D.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Carola IV
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John D. Pennington, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the U.S.S. Carola IV, and the Naval Barracks at Brest. Starting with nothing more than a mere building, Lieutenant Pennington, by his individual efficiency and energy fitted out these barracks, which he commanded until the expiration of the war. The efficient administration of his command was one of the most important aids to the efficiency and contentment of the Naval Forces in France.

PEOPLES, CHRISTIAN J.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Assistant, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Christian J. Peoples, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as assistant to the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.

PERKINS, FRED M.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Secretary, Cruises and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Fred M. Perkins, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as force engineer and later as secretary of cruises and transport force and temporarily as chief of staff.

PRYOR, WILLIAM L.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot (St. Julians Creek)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William L. Pryor, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in command of the naval ammunition depot, St. Julians Creek. Commander Pryor had the task of providing and arming merchantmen and other auxiliaries and of supplying the main fleet of the Navy in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and vicinity. In addition to this he was charged with the work of the first mine-laying plant ever developed in this or any other country and with its operation. This work was conducted so efficiently that the bureau was able to keep so many loaded mines available for overseas work that the North Sea barrage was planted without any delay due to lack of material.

PYE, WILLIAM S.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William S. Pye, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally distinguished and valuable service on the staff of the commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, in addition to excellent performance of his routine staff duties in preparing a series of orders for the conduct of battleship and fleet, based upon the best thought and experience of the United States fleet and British fleet during the late war.

RAGUET, EDWARD C.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edward C. Raguet, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in establishing and organizing the communication of the sub-chaser base in the Adriatic and as hunt commander on various occasions.

READ, RUSSELL B.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy RF
Commanding Officer, U.S. Hydroplane Base (Dunkirk)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Russell B. Read, Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession when called upon to take command of the U.S. hydroplane base at Dunkirk after his chief had disappeared, and maintaining this unit up to a high standard of activity and military efficiency.

RIIS, SERGIUS M.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy RF
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Forces (Russia)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Sergius M. Riis, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession attached to various vessels of the U.S. Naval Forces in northern Russia, acting Naval Attaché to the American Embassy at Archangel.

ROBERTS, FRANK H.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Frank H. Roberts, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as force gunnery and personnel officer on staff of commander, Cruiser and Transport Force.

ROBERTSON, ASHLEY H.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: March 1 - April 4, 1918
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ashley H. Robertson, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as a member of the staff of commander, Cruiser and Transport Force, serving as force transport officer from March 1, 1918, to April 4, 1918; also liaison officer with the Army at the port of embarkation, Hoboken, N.J.

ROBINETTE, EDWARD B.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Assistant Naval Attaché, Stockholm, Sweden
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edward B. Robinette, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as assistant Naval Attaché stationed at Stockholm, Sweden, where he was able to establish a news service in Sweden for the benefit of the Allies, which all the representatives from other allied powers had been absolutely unable to accomplish.

ROBISON, SAMUEL S.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Samuel S. Robison, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander submarine force, Atlantic Fleet, and general supervisor of all submarines in commission.

ROCK, GEORGE H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Construction Officer, Navy Yard (New York, NY)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George H. Rock, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as construction officer of the Navy Yard, New York, New York.

RODGERS, WILLIAM L.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Base Defense Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William L. Rodgers, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander of the train and as commander base defense force.

ROUSEAU, HARRY H.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Assistant, Bureau of Yards and Docks
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harry H. Rouseau, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in charge of plant extension work at the many industrial establishments where naval funds were utilized to increase facilities for the production of war material. Also as a member of the Navy Yard commission and as an assistant to the Bureau of Yards and Docks.

ROWCLIFF, GILBERT J.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commander, Battleship Force 2, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Gilbert J. Rowcliff, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as gunnery officer on the staff of the commander, Battleship Force 2 of the Atlantic Fleet, in which capacity during a trip abroad he acquired valuable information as to foreign methods of fire control which were later applied by him with excellent results in improving target practice in the Atlantic Fleet.

RUSH, WILLIAM REES
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Navy Yard, (Boston, MA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William Rees Rush, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.
Birth: 9/19/1857 - Philadelphia, PA
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Vera Cruz, Mexico)

 

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SCHOFIELD, FRANK H.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Aide, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Frank H. Schofield, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in the preparation of plans for war in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and in assisting the Chief of Naval Operations in the deliberations in Paris, incident to the drawing up of naval terms of peace with Germany.

SEXTON, WALTON R.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Walton R. Sexton, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on the staff of the commander of the United States Naval forces operating in European waters.

SHOEMAKER, WILLIAM R.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
General Board, U.S. Navy Department
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William R. Shoemaker, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as a member of the General Board in advising the department upon many matters of great importance relating to the conduct of the war.

SIMPSON, EDWARD
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Navy Yards, (Cavite, P.I.)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edward Simpson, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Navy Yards, Cavite, P. I., and Olongapo, P. I., and in charge of the Naval Defense of the Philippines in the absence of the commander-in-chief, U.S. Asiatic Fleet.

SMITH, ROY CAMPBELL
Captain, U.S. Navy
Governor, Territory of Guam
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Roy Campbell Smith, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Governor of Guam during the war.

SMITH, STUART FARRAR
Captain (CC), U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Stuart Farrar Smith, Captain (CC), U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as aide for repairs on the staff of commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe.

SNOWDEN, THOMAS
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander, Battleship Force 1, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Thomas Snowden, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commander, Division 2, Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet.

SPEAR, RAY
Commander, U.S. Navy
Force Supply Officer, Cruiser and Transport Force
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ray Spear, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as force supply officer, Cruiser and Transport Force.

STANFORD, HOMER R.
Captain, U.S. Navy

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Homer R. Stanford, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in carrying out a survey of the requirements and plans for applying power where needed in the district of Northern New Jersey, also in collaborating with the authorities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to secure the early completion of the Commonwealth Dry Dock.

STOCKER, ROBERT
Captain, U.S. Navy
Assistant Chief, Bureau of Construction and Repair
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Robert Stocker, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Assistant Chief of Bureau of Construction and Repair, and in charge of the design division of that bureau; and, specifically, for the design of the Eagle class of vessels, the designs for which were completed in an unprecedentedly short time and contained many novel and original features.

STONE, ANDREW J.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy RF

Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Andrew J. Stone, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as the inventor of the Y-gun bomb thrower for use on destroyers and submarine chasers and for valuable work of invention and development in connection with aviation ordnance.

STRADER, RALPH N.
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy RF
Naval Air Station, Paimboeuf, France
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Ralph N. Strader, Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy, for distinguished and heroic service in the line of his profession in important administration work at naval air station, Paimboeuf, France, and commanding officer of dirigibles patrolling and convoying troop and cargo ships.

SWEET, GEORGE C.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Radio Receiving Station, Croix d'Hins, France
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to George C. Sweet, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as the officer charged with the design and installation first of the high-power radio station at Annapolis, Maryland, and later of the still more powerful station at Croix d'Hins, France, the latter being at the time the most efficient radio station in the world.

TAPPAN, BENJAMIN
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Navy Yard, (Philadelphia, PA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Benjamin Tappan, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa.

THOMPSON, EDGAR
Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (Europe)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Edgar Thompson, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on the staff of the commander of the United States Naval Forces operating in European waters.

TISDALE, MAHLON STREET
(First Award)
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (France)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Mahlon Street Tisdale, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished and valuable service on the staff of the commander, U.S. Naval Forces in France.
Birth: 12/6/1890 - Wenona, IL
Home Town: Wenona, IL
Other Award: Navy Cross w/Gold Star (WWII)

TOD, ROBERT E.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy RF
Staff of the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces (France)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Robert E. Tod, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as public works officer in the staff of the commander, U.S. Naval Forces in France, in which capacity he performed exceptionally meritorious service, especially in the establishment of a water supply at Brest.

TODD, DAVID W.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Director, U.S. Naval Communications
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to David W. Todd, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Director of Naval Communications.

TOWERS, JOHN H.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Assistant to the Director, U.S. Naval Aviation Forces
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John H. Towers, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as assistant to the director of naval aviation, for his thorough knowledge of Naval Aviation, and his successful application of this knowledge to the work of making naval aircraft effective war weapons; for his distinguished service in assisting and devising plans for the use of naval aircraft during the war.

TRAIN, CHARLES R.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Naval Attaché, Rome, Italy
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles M. Train, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Naval Attaché at Rome, for the excellent performance of duty in all directions, especially for co-operation with and assistance to the United States Naval Forces operating in the Adriatic.

TRENCH, MARTIN E.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Naval Torpedo Station
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Martin E. Trench, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commanding officer, naval torpedo station.

USHER, NATHANIEL R.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commandant, Third Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Nathaniel R. Usher, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as commandant of the Third Naval District.

VOGELGESANG, CARL T.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Chief of Staff to the Commander, U.S. Asiatic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Carl T. Vogelgesang, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as chief of staff to commander in chief, U. S. Asiatic Fleet.

WATT, RICHARD M.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Industrial Manager, Navy Yard (Norfolk, VA)
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Richard M. Watt, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in the line of his profession as industrial manager at the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va.

WELLES, ROGER
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director, U.S. Naval Intelligence
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Roger Welles, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in, a duty of great responsibility as Director of Naval Intelligence, in administering the important duties of his office and organizing and directing the service of intelligence at home and abroad.

WILCOX, JOHN W.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Flag Secretary, Battleship Force 2, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to John W. Wilcox, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as flag secretary on the staff of commander, Battleship Force 2, Atlantic Fleet.

WILLARD, ARTHUR L.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Superintendent, U.S. Naval Gun Factory
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Arthur L. Willard, Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as superintendent of the naval gun factory, which, under his command, was rapidly expanded to meet the extraordinary demands created by the war, and so efficiently administered as to maintain a steady flow of absolutely essential ordnance material to the service.

WILLIAMS, CHARLES S.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Fleet Supply Base, Third Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles S. Williams, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as officer in charge of provisions and clothing depot, and later as officer in charge fleet supply base, Third Naval District.

WILSON, RUSSELL
Commander, U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Intelligence
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Russell Wilson, Commander, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in connection with the preparation, handling, and distribution of war codes and for devising a new and very efficient system of such communications.

WOODWARD, VAUGHN V.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Engineering Officer, U.S.S. Leviathan
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Vaughn V. Woodward, Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as engineer officer of the U.S.S. Leviathan, in organizing and training the engineer department of that vessel from her first commissioning, and overcoming many defects by which the performance of this ex-German liner was greatly improved.

WOTHERSPOON, WILLIAM W.
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Salvage Officer, U.S.S. Favorite
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to William W. Wotherspoon, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as force salvage officer on the U.S.S. Favorite, in which capacity he performed exceptionally reliable and meritorious service, especially in the salvage of the Westward Ho, Westbridge, Mount Vernon, Conner, and Murray.

WYETH, MAXWELL
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Yacht Emerald, Fourth Naval District
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Maxwell Wyeth, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the yacht Emerald, owned by Lieutenant Wyeth and placed by him at the disposal of the Government upon the declaration of war. Under his command the Emerald was one of the most efficient boats of the Fourth Naval District, performing very strenuous work on patrol, convoy, and in mine-sweeping duty.

YARNELL, HARRY E.
Captain, U.S. Navy
Staff, Chief of Naval Operations
Date of Action: World War I
Citation:
The Navy Cross is presented to Harry E. Yarnell, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished services in the line of his profession in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and on the staff of the commander, U.S. Naval Forces operating in European waters.

 

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