Hart, Thomas Charles

Date of birth:
June 12th, 1877 (Davison/Michigan, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
July 4th, 1971 (Sharon/Connecticut, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Director, Submarines in the Office, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
1918
"The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to T. C. Hart, Captain, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession while on shore, under orders of the Chief of Naval Operations, in the performance of duty in connection with submarines and for distinguished service afloat in command of submarines engaged in operations against the enemy."
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
U.S. Navy Asiatic Fleet, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1942
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
"For exceptionally meritorious service as Commander in Chief, United States Asiatic Fleet. His conduct of the operations of the Allied naval forces in the Southwest Pacific area during January and February 1942, was characterized by unfailing judgment and sound decision, coupled with marked moral courage, in the face of discouraging surroundings and complex associations."
Second DSM received as Gold Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
U.S. Navy Asiatic Fleet, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1942
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
For combat against Japan during the sea battle of Lombok Strait on 19/20 February 1942.
With swords
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Royal Degree No.1
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
With "Submarine" clasp
World War I Victory Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With "Fleet" clasp
American Defence Service Medal

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