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Fort, George H.


Photograph of Rear Admiral George H. Fort

Naval Archives # NH 80-G-386436. Cropped by author.

Fort was a former submariner who commanded battleship North Carolina at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. He later served as Turner's deputy and commanded amphibious forces, beginning with the invasion of New Georgia in June 1943.

Service record

1923-7-9
Lieutenant commander     
Commander, S-25
1942-6-1
Captain
Commander, BB North Carolina
1942-12-5     
Rear admiral      Commander, Amphibian Group 5


References

Morison (1950)

Naval Historical Center (accessed 2008-3-28)
Pettibone (2006)



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