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Homer Norman Wallin
Birth: Dec. 6, 1893
Washburn
McLean County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1984
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

United States Navy Admiral. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1917 and served on the battleship "USS New Jersey" (BB-16) during World War I. After the war, he was transferred to the Navy's Construction Corps and became cheif of Naval Architecture. In 1941, as Captain he became Material Officer for Commander, Battle Force, United States Pacific Fleet, and was serving in that position when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7. He was placed in charge of the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard's Salvage Division and is best known for directing the huge task that enabled the Navy to recover damaged ships and the use of three sunken battleships. His salvage efforts were considered the greatest in Naval history and he was appointed Force Maintenance Officer for the entire South Pacific Force. Following World War II, he commanded the Philadelphia and Norfolk Naval Shipyards. In 1951, he became Chief of the Bureau of Ships and took command of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1953. He retired from active service in 1955 and was advanced to the rank of Vice Admiral. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonard M Wallin (1853 - 1910)
  Agnes M Wallin (1869 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth R Wallin (1903 - 1989)*
 
 Sibling:
  Homer Norman Wallin (1893 - 1984)
  Victor Bryon Wallin (1896 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section E, Site 487
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16550904
Homer Norman Wallin
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