Walter Stratton Anderson
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007
Walter Stratton Anderson (1881-1981). Born on October 4, 1881, in Carlinville, Illinois.
Graduated from Annapolis in 1903 and commissioned in 1905.
Post graduate study in naval ordnance 1906-1907. Gunnery officer, then Executive Officer aboard the Arizona in World War I.
Graduated from the Naval War College in 1921. Naval Attache in London 1934-1936. Rear Admiral in July 1936. Commander of Cruiser Division Four 1937-1939. Director of naval intelligence 1939-1941.
Commander of battleships in the Pacific Fleet 1941-1942. President of the Naval Board of Inspection and Survey 1942- 1944. Commandant of 7th Naval District 1944-1945. Vice Admiral in April 1945.
Retired in March 1946. Decorations included the Legion of Merit. Died on October 24, 1981.
ANDERSON, WALTER STRATTON
VA United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/04/1881
DATE OF DEATH: 10/24/1981
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 1846
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY