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Harley Francis Cope

USN. American

Born  8 Jan 1898Dallas, TX
Died  21 Apr 1963(65)


Feb 1942Navy Cross

This is a Commander. See our Allied Commander entry for Harley Francis Cope

Roster information listed for Harley Francis Cope

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Salinas (AO 19)Fleet oilerCommander30 Oct 1941U-106

Personal information

Harley Francis Cope graduated from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1920. He retired as Rear Admiral.

Award Citation as published in February 1942:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Harley Francis Cope, United States Navy, for distinguished service in line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Navy Fleet Oiler USS Salinas (AO 19), in handling his ship and crew, when that vessel was torpedoed on 30 October 1941, and in bringing his ship safely to port, under most difficult circumstances, after it had sustained severe damage in an engagement with an enemy submarine.

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