M.266    Daniel Vincent Gallery Jr
 flag usa   b. 10 Jul 1901, Chicago IL  19 Feb 1941 to 9 Apr 1941

 ata david gallery ATA

     

 

Father: Daniel; mother Mary [Onahan, d. Jan 1941]

Ed. US Naval Academy

m. 1920 Vera [Dunn] (3 children)

prev. US Navy from 1917 to present

Address in 1941: 2023 North Danville St, Arlington, VA


Postings: Training Pool

"Likely to be only for a few months"

Wikipedia says "In 1941, while the U.S. was still neutral, he was assigned as the Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Great Britain. While in Britain, he earned his flight pay by ferrying Supermarine Spitfires from the factory to Royal Air Force aerodromes. He liked to claim that he was the only U.S. Navy aviator who flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain [sic - looks like he was a bit late for that], but they were unarmed."

Flew from Lisbon to New York in Pan Am Clipper NC-18603 on 9 Apr 1941.


Later a Rear-Admiral; "During World War II, while Captain in command of the U.S.S. Guadalcanal in June 1944, he captured the German submarine U-505 off Cape Blanco, French West Africa. This was the first boarding and capture at sea of an enemy naval vessel since 1815. He also wrote 8 books on US Navy life in the 1940s to 1960s."

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d. 16 Jan 1977 - Bethesda, MD


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