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Howard Harrison Good, American naval officer. member of staff commander in chief Pacific Fleet, 1943.


Good, Howard Harrison was born on August 12, 1888 in Warren, Indiana, United States. Son of James F. and Ola (Irwin) Good.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1912.


1 son, Edward L. (by former marriage). Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1912, advanced through grades to rear Admiral, 1942. Commissioned United States Ship Truxtun, Asiatic Station, 1926-1929, participating in operations in valley of Yangtze River, 1926-1927.

Commanded United States Ship New Orleans, 1941-1942 (ship was under repair, with engines torn down, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, but crew hand-operated antiaircraft batteries and ammunition hoists, and with United States Ship Honolulu beat off dive bombing attack on dock area. As member task force the New Orleans participated in Battle of Coral Sea, May 7-8, 1942, and engaged at close quarters in defense disabled United States Ship Lexington and in rescue of her survivors). In Battle of Midway, June 1942.

Commander cruiser div. Pacific Fleet, with United States Ship Northampton as flagship, June-December 1942 (cruiser div. served on patrol, covered movement of convoys to Guadalcanal and participated in Battle of Cape Esperance. Formed screen for United States Ship Hornet, Battle of Santa Cruz.

After attempt to tow disabled Hornet, Northampton stood by to fight off attacking planes until Hornet was abandoned. Northampton was sunk shortly afterward in Battle of Tassafaronga). Member of staff commander in chief Pacific Fleet, 1943.

Director base maintenance div. Office Chief of Naval Operations 1943-1946. Commander United States Naval Forces in the Philippines, 1946-1948.

Commander Thirteenth Naval District, Seattle, 1948-1950, retired with rank vice admiral, September 1, 1950.


Member of staff commander in chief Pacific Fleet, 1943.


Married Margaret Coffey.

James F. Good

Ola (Irwin) Good

Margaret Coffey