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Leigh Noyes, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Victory, Asiatic-Pacific and North American Theatre medals, Order of St. Stanislaus. member naval mission to Brazil, 1926-1929; member Pacific Coast, and president Board of Inspection and Survey, 1943-1946.

Background

Noyes, Leigh was born on December 15, 1885 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, United States. Son of A. Barber and Emily (Bowles) Noyes.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1906.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1906. Advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1939. United States fleet communications officer, 1916-1919.

Commanding officer, United States Ship Biddle, 1919. Atlantic Coast communication superintendent, 1920-1922. Executive officer, United States Ship Colorado, 1923-1926.

Member naval mission to Brazil, 1926-1929. Destroyer div. commander, 1929-1931. Duty bureau of Navigation and assistant budget officer, 1931-1934.

Commanding officer, United States Ship Richmond, 1934-1936. Qualified naval aviator, Pensacola, 1937. Commanding officer, aircraft carrier United States Ship Lexington, 1937-1938.

Chief of staff of Commander Aircraft Battle Force. 1938-1939; director Naval Communications, Navy Department, 1939-1942, also member Defense Communications Board, 1940-1942. Commander Task Force in Pacific Fleet, 1942.

Commander Air at capture Guadalcanal. Senior member Pacific Coast, and president Board of Inspection and Survey, 1943-1946. Retired November 1946.

Membership

Member naval mission to Brazil, 1926-1929. Member Pacific Coast, and president Board of Inspection and Survey, 1943-1946.

Connections

Married Sue Webb Spencer, July 5, 1919.

father:
A. Barber Noyes

mother:
Emily (Bowles) Noyes

spouse:
Sue Webb Spencer