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Bagley, David Worth


Photograph of David W. Bagley

Naval Historical Center #NH 58017

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D.W. Bagley commanded Battleship Division 2 at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.  The California was sunk by two torpedoes and the Tennessee was damaged by bombs and by flaming oil from the Arizona.  Bagley himself relieved Block as commander of 14 Naval District, the Hawaii shore command.  Bagley's tenure in San Diego as commander of 11 Naval District is most notable for the "Zoot Suit Riots", in which sailors were alleged to have systematically beat up Mexican-American youth who they accused of assaulting Anglo women.

Service record

1883-1-8

Born at Raleigh, North Carolina
1904-2-4
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, Assigned to BB Missouri.
1905-12

PG Concord
1906-2-2
Ensign

1908

BB Rhode Island
1909-4

Observer, General Electric Company
1910-4

Flag lieutenant, 2 Division, Atlantic Fleet
1912-9

Instructor, Naval Academy
1914
Lieutenant
BB Michigan
1915-9

Commander, DD Drayton
1917

Commander, DD Jacob Jones
1918

Commander, DD Lea
1919-1

American port officer, Rotterdam / Assistant naval attache, Netherlands
1920

Naval attache, Netherlands
1921-12

Office of Naval Intelligence
1922-3

Commander, DD Reno / Commander, Destroyer Division 32
1923-8

Commander, Destroyer Division 35
1924-5

Instructor, Naval Academy
1926

Chief of staff, Naval Forces Europe
1927-4

Chief of staff, 9 Naval District
1931-12
Captain
Commander, Pensacola
1933-5

Burea of Navigation
1935-5

Navy War College
1937-7

Commander, Minecraft, Battle Force
1938-4-1
Rear admiral     
Commander, Mare Island Navy Yard
1941-1    

Commander, Battleship Division 2
1942-4-2     

Commander, 14 Naval District
1943-3-30

Commander, 11 Naval District
1944-1

Commander, Western Sea Frontier
1944-2-1
Vice admiral     

1944-11-28     

Commander, 14 Naval District
1945-7-25

International Defense Board
1946-3-22

Retires
1947-4-1
Admiral

1960-5-24

Dies at San Diego

References

Arlington National Cemetary (accessed 2008-1-5)

Zoot Suit Riots (accessed 2007-4-28)


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