- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Rear Admiral
- 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.