Barbey (FF 1088) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1980

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Vice Admiral Daniel E. Barbey, USN Vice Admiral Daniel Edward Barbey was born December 23, 1889 in Portland, Oregon. He was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1908. and commissioned Ensign in 1912. He then served on the battleship CALIFORNIA and the destroyer LAWRENCE. During World War I, he served in the gunboat ANNAPOLIS and destroyer STEVENS. His fi rst interna- tional political experience was gained in the aftermath of World War I while on the staff of Admiral Mark Bristol, U.S. High Commis- sioner to Turkey. In 1921 he was " borrowed " to serve the Allied Commission of Trade with Turkey, and was an observer with the White Russian armies during the Crimean Cam- paign. Following duty in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships, Barbey became aide to the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1928. He next commanded destroyer LEA, was inspector of ordnance at Mare Island, First Lieutenant of the battleship NEW YORK, then commanded destroyer RAMAPO. He took command of destroyer Division 17 in June 1936, headed the War Plans Section in the Bureau of Navigation (now the Bureau of Naval Personnel] from June 1937 to May 1940, and then commanded the battleship NEW YORK. During 1941-1942, Vice Admiral Barbey, then a captain and Chief of Staff, Service Force, Atlantic Fleet, earned the Legion of Merit for professional skill in devising, developing, and executing the logistics plan for the first overall large-scale amphibious operations involving both the United States Army and Naval forces. He became a member of Admiral King ' s staff in May 1942, organizing and leading the first amphibious warfare section in the U.S. Navy Department. He thus had a primary role in the design, testing and developing of new beach craft (LST, LCT, LCI) as well as the dock landing ship (LSD) and amphibious assault vehicles. In January 1943, he became Commander, Amphibious Force, Southwest Pacific (later Seventh Amphibious Force). Throughout the remainder of the Pacific War, Vice Admiral Barbey personally led his amphibious force expertly planning and directing the brilliantly executed amphibious assault landing upon which depended the success of the campaigns in New Britain, New Quinea, Morotai, Leyte and Luzon. He likewise served with superb distinction in transporting and protecting troops of the Eighth Army landings in the Southern Philippines and North Borneo. He planned and led 56 major amphibious attacks against enemy installations, involving the landing of more than a million fighting men with their weapons, equipment, and supplies. His fearless leadership, tactical skill, and inspiring devotion to duty were recognized by the award of the Navy Cross, three awards of the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit. At the close of World War II, Vice Admiral Barbey landed the occupation forces in Korea and carried out the delicate mission of redistributing Chinese Nationalist troops in China, Korea, and Manchuria. Later, he was Commander, Caribbean Sea Frontier, (1947-1950), often acting as U.S. representative to the republics of that ocean area. At the time of his retirement on 30 June 1951, he was the Commandant of the 13th Naval District. At his country ' s service for over 43 years. Vice Admiral Daniel Edward Barbey died 11 April 1969.



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RADM Barbey and GEN Douglas McArthur inspect the invasion beaches at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, on the first day of landings there, 15 September 1944. 10

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