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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|TG21.13, Hunter-Killer Group ASW Operations 12 July to 23 August 1943||TG21.12, Hunter-Killer Group ASW Operations 20 April to 20 June 1943||Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands
6 September to 14 October 1944
|Sinking of U-613, 23 July 1943||Leyte operation
Leyte landings, 10 October to 29 November 1944
|Sinking of U-172, 12 December 1943||Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
|TG21.13, Hunter-Killer Group ASW Operations 11 November to 29 December 1943||Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 3 to 5 March 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 3 May to 14 June1945
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. George Edmund Badger, born in New Bern, N.C., 13 April 1795, graduated from Yale in 1813 and studied law in Raleigh, N.C. Elected to the State legislature in 1816, he was judge of the Superior Court at Raleigh from 1820 to 1825. Appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Harrison in 1841, he resigned after Harrison's death. Elected to the Senate in 1846 and again in 1848, at the expiration of his term in 1854 he retired from public life and devoted himself completely to his law practice. An active opponent of secession, after his state passed its 1861 ordinance of secession he continued to be known as a member of the conservative element and attempted to exert a moderating influence. He died in Raleigh 11 May 1866. A vigorous speaker and debater, Badger was known for the depth of his research.
From the Daguerreotype collection, Mathew Brady's studio. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
|USS George E. Badger (AVP-16)
|42k||Aerial view of USS George E. Badger (AVP-16) underway, circa 5 September 1940, location unknown. She wears her AVP number ("16") and the aviation star insignia on her bow and is armed with two 4"/50 guns (one forward, one aft) and four .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine guns (mounted two on each side atop the midships deckhouse).
US Navy photo.
|USS George E. Badger (APD-33)
|22k||USS George E. Badger (APD-33) underway, circa May 1944 to July 1945, location unknown.||CWO3 Curt Clark, USN Ret.
Secretary/Treasurer American APD Corporation
|33k||USS George E. Badger (APD-33) underway, circa May 1944 to July 1945, location unknown.||Paul Rebold|
|69k||USS George E. Badger (APD-33) underway in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands, 18 November 1944, during the early stages of the Leyte invasion. She is painted in what appears to be Camouflage Measure 31, Design 12T.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-359766, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|01||LCDR. Berry Jr., Albert Gleaves, USN (USNA 1914)||28 July 1920 - 29 November 1921||DD-196|
|02||LCDR. Hinrichs, Robert Paul, USN (USNA 1911)||29 November 1921 - ?||DD-196|
|03||LCDR. Smith, Edward H. (Iceberg) USCG :RADM||1932||CG-16|
|05||LCDR. Akers, Frank USN (USNA 1922) :RADM||8 January 1940 - 19 April 1941||AVP-16/AVD-3|
|06||LCDR. Purvis Jr., Robert Seldon, USN (USNA 1926) :RADM||19 April 1941 - 9 July 1942||AVD-3|
|07||LCDR. Johnson, William Henry, USN (USNA 1931)||9 July 1942 - 22 April 1943||AVD-3|
|08||LT. Byrd, Thomas Hugh USNR||22 April 1943 - 6 December 1943||AVD-3|
|09||LCDR. Higgins, Edward Matthew, USNR||6 December 1943 - 24 August 1945||AVD-3|
|10||LT. Stokes II, Edward Casper USNR||24 August 1945 - 3 October 1945||AVD-3|
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