Knowles, Herbert Bain, 1894-

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Naval officer; died 1976.

From the description of Papers of Herbert Bain Knowles, 1941-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83212246

Biographical Note

  • 1894, Mar. 20: Born, North Newburg, Maine
  • 1913 - 1917 : Student, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1917: Commissioned ensign
  • 1919: Married Helen Kamp
  • 1920 - 1926 : Duty in USS Arkansas and submarine service
  • 1922: First command, submarine USS S-9
  • 1928 - 1940 : Served in submarines, on surface vessels, with Bureau of Engineers, and as District operations officer, Fourteenth Naval District
  • 1941: Commander, USS Heywood
  • 1942: Promoted to captain
  • 1943 - 1945 : Commanded Transport Division 18, Transport Squadron 12, and Transport Division 34
  • 1945 - 1946 : Assistant chief of staff for operations, First Naval District, Boston, Mass.
  • 1947: Promoted to rear admiral Retired
  • 1976, Mar. 3: Died, Portland, Maine

From the guide to the Herbert Bain Knowles Papers, 1941-1945, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Knowles, Herbert Bain, 1894-. Papers of Herbert Bain Knowles, 1941-1945. Library of Congress
creatorOf Herbert Bain Knowles Papers, 1941-1945 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Davies, Jane Jones. Jane Jones Davies commonplace book : manuscript, 1826-1835. University of Pennsylvania Library
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associatedWith Davies, Jane Jones. person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith Kauffman, James Laurence, 1887-1963. person
associatedWith Stone, George Roben, 1909-1943. person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Amphibious Forces. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Leyte Island (Philippines)
Okinawa Island (Japan)
Pacific Ocean
Okinawa Island (Japan)
Lingayen (Philippines)
Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands)
Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati)
Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands)
Marshall Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Lingayen (Philippines)
Leyte Island (Philippines)
Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati)
World War, 1939-1945--Kiribati
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Northern Mariana Islands
World War, 1939-1945--Philippines
World War, 1939-1945 Marshall Islands
World War, 1939-1945--Japan
World War, 1939-1945--Guam
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Ocean
Naval officers


Birth 1894



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