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Struble, Arthur Dewey (1894-1983)


Photograph of Admiral Arthur D. Struble

National Archive #80-G-445461

Arthur Struble was chief of staff for the naval forces involved in the Normandy landings. Transferred to the Pacific two months later, he commanded an amphibian group during the Philippines campaign of 1944-1945. His group provided transport for the forces that cleared the Dinagat Islands at the entrance to Leyte Gulf and carried out the flanking landings at Ormoc Bay in December 1944. He later commanded the Mindoro invasion force, where his cabin was hit by a kamikaze that killed his chief of staff and forced him to transfer his flag.

Struble directed the landing operations at Inchon and Wonsan during the Korean War.

Service record

1894-6-28     

Born at Portland, Oregon
1911

Enters Naval Academy
1915-6
Ensign
Graduates from Naval Academy
1919

Executive officer, DD Shubrick
1920

Commander, DD Shubrick
1921

Instructor, Naval Academy
1923

BB California
1925

Staff, Battle Force
1927

Naval Communications
1933

Communications officer, 12 Naval District
1935
Lieutenant
CA Portland
1940
Commander     
Executive officer, BB Arizona
1941-10-1     
Captain    
Commander, CL Trenton
1942-5      

State Department Liaison
1943

Chief of staff, 12 Fleet
1944-8
Rear admiral    
Commander, Amphibian Group 9
1945-8-30

Commander, Minecraft, Pacific Fleet
1946

Commander, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet
1948-4
Vice admiral
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
1950-5

Commander, 7 Fleet
1951-3

Commander, 1 Fleet
1952

Joint Chiefs of Staff
1952

Head, U.S. delegation, U.N. Military Staff Committee
1955-6

Commander, Eastern Sea Frontier
1956-7
Admiral
Retires
1983-5-1

Dies

References

Naval Historical Center (accessed 2012-5-4)
Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)



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