Kidd, Isaac Campbell

Date of birth:
March 26th, 1884 (Cleveland/Ohio, United States)
Date of death:
December 7th, 1941 (Pearl Harbor/Hawaii, United States)
Buried on:
American War Graves United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rear Admiral
Unit:
U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39), U.S. Navy
Awarded for:
Operation Z
For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and compete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Rear Adm. Kidd immediately went to the bridge and, as Commander Battleship Division One, courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer Present Afloat until the U.S.S. Arizona, his Flagship, blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss of his life.
Awarded posthumously
Medal of Honor - Navy/Marine Corps (MoH)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Posthumously awarded
World War Two Victory Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With Fleet Clasp
American Defence Service Medal

Sources

  • Photo: Home of Heroes
  • Jordan, Kenneth N., Yesterday’s Heroes, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1996.

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