Announcement for the Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Date: December 1943 |
An announcement of Rear Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth being awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for his service and leadership in the South Pacific Force. In 1940 and 1941, Ainsworth commanded a destroyer squadron in the Caribbean and the Atlantic. There he also commanded the battleship MISSISSIPPI until July 4, 1942 when he became Commander of Destroyers, Pacific Fleet. In December, 1942, he took command of cruiser-destroyer task forces in the Solomon Islands. more...