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First Name: Allan

Last Name: Smith

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Edward

Date of Birth: 19 January 1892

Date of Death: 02 July 1987

Rank or Rate: Vice Admiral

Years Served:
Allan Edward Smith

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1915

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Allan Edward Smith
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Allan Edward Smith was born on 19 January 1892.

Smith graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1915. During World War II, Smith was the Commander of the USS South Dakota. Later he was the Commander of Service Squadron Ten. In the Battle of Okinawa, he was the Commander of Cruiser Division 5 and commanded the bombardment of the island in support of the invasion Task Force. By 1944 Smith was a Rear Admiral and Acting Commander of the 17th Naval District, Kodiak, AK, and was the Commander of Cruiser Division 5 at the start of the Korean War.

He later was the Commander of the 13th Naval District in Bremerton, WA. In 1950 he was Commander, United Nations Blockading and Escort Force Korea, as well as Commander of Task Force 95. Smith was awarded three Legion of Merit medals and also awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.

After he retired from the Navy, he authored the novel, "Mighty Mo. The USS Missouri a biography of the last Battleship." 

Death and Burial

Allan Edward Smith died on 2 July 1987 in Seattle, WA. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 3092   Created by: MHOH




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