|Born||26 Mar 1884|
|Died||7 Dec 1941|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIsaac Campbell Kidd was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1884 and graduated in 1906. He served aboard battleship New Jersey (BB-16) during the Great White Fleet cruise between 1907 and 1909 and then served in various posts until 1916, when he became an instructor at the Naval Academy. During WW1, he served aboard battleship New Mexico (BB-40). He held several land and sea posts during the inter-war years, becoming a rear admiral immediately before United States' entry into WW2. During the Pearl Harbor attack, he was aboard the battleship Arizona, formerly of his commission between 1938 and 1940. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
ww2dbaseKidd was the first US Navy flag officer to be killed in action in WW2.
ww2dbaseSource: Naval Historical Center.
Last Major Revision: May 2006
Isaac Kidd Timeline
|26 Mar 1884||Isaac Kidd was born.|
|7 Dec 1941||Isaac Kidd became the first US Navy flag officer to be killed in action during WW2.|
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