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Robert Holmes Smith

Robert Holmes Smith

Legion of MeritBronze Star

Rank/Rate Captain (former Commanding Officer of USS Sperry)
Service Number 0-055994
Birth Date August 8, 1898
From Rocky Mountain, North Carolina
Decorations Legion of Merit, Bronze Star
Ship Formerly of USS Sperry (AS-12) (submarine tender)
Loss Date January 21, 1943
Location Near Booneville, California, north of San Francisco
Circumstances Killed in an airplane crash
Remarks Robert was born in Harrellsville, North Carolina.
He had just been relieved of Command of USS Sperry.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.
 

 

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